Trusting God with the Endings

Trusting God with the Endings

Lockers are being cleaned out, graduation invitations are traveling through the mail, and students are breathing a long sigh of relief. The smell of summer is in the air as another school year comes to a close. Tomorrow will be our kids’ last day in elementary school....
You’ve Got Mail

You’ve Got Mail

I pulled the mail from my school mailbox and flipped through it as I walked back to my classroom. Found within the usual school mail–paperwork, forms, and catalogs–was a brown envelope with my name handwritten on the front. Real mail! My heart jumped....
Baskets and Baskets of Rocks

Baskets and Baskets of Rocks

“Mandy, I really want the ladies to have something to take home with them. Some memento of the night and of the message. Do you have any ideas?” I asked my friend. In a few short weeks I was scheduled to speak at the Ladies’ Night Out event at First Baptist Church of...
Fearing the Surrender

Fearing the Surrender

The first chords of the piano played, and I instantly recognized the song, “I Am Who You Say I Am.” My heart lurched, and tears quickly spilled from my eyes. I wasn’t sure I wanted to be there, considering how tired I was on a Friday night, yet I...
Rise Up by Vanessa Myers

Rise Up by Vanessa Myers

When Vanessa and I exchanged pleasantries and business cards during one of the lunches at She Speaks three years ago, I had no idea God was connecting our lives. Almost immediately after She Speaks, we began emailing one another. Vanessa has been a great source of...
After the Fire

After the Fire

In the quiet of an early morning shower last March, I felt God strongly urging me to tell His stories in a new book. He clearly wanted me to write the testimonies of average people. Testimonies that would highlight His power and His faithfulness. Testimonies that show...