The Power of Cake in Community

Guest Post

My grandmother made this fantastic cake when I was growing up. She made it for every celebration. Matter of fact, I can’t remember a time we didn’t have the cake when we went to her house. My grandmother was a chocolate cake type of woman, a trait she passed down to her son, granddaughters, and […]

November 19, 2019

Divine Hospitality


Hospitality does not come naturally to me; however, the desire to invite people in, to put them at ease and surround them with beauty, that is seated deep within me. As a new mother and young wife, I was eager to play the role of hostess for the holidays. I use to spend hours scrolling […]

November 19, 2019

A Cup For Everyone

Guest Post

Each month this year, I am inviting a dear friend to guest post and share their wisdom and words with you. Today, I am thrilled to introduce you to one of my favorite writers on the internet- Ronne Rock. Below, Ronne shares how her simple tradition of Sunday night meals at CasaRock holds the love […]

February 12, 2019

A Friend When Tragedy Strikes

Life, Off The Blog

Friendship, even in the best of times, can be difficult to navigate. Friendship, in the midst of deep grief and tragedy, can feel nearly impossible. Four years ago, my friend, Kristin, lost her husband, Conner, in a sudden accident. There are no words to describe the heartbreak of watching a friend go through such a […]

November 1, 2018

When Life Is a Little Too Busy

Devotionals, Off The Blog

I saw the phone light up out of the corner of my eye. I picked it up and scanned the text: “Are you free to hang out today?” I cringed. “No”, I thought, “I don’t have time to hang out today or any day this week.” I was in the midst of a very busy season and […]

October 8, 2018

To See Him More Clearly: As a Friend To Christ


Ooh, do I have a gem to share with you today. It is a note I wrote my best friend when we were in the fourth grade. She recently sent it to me via text and we both howled with laughter at my diplomatic attempt to draw some boundaries within our friendship. It must have […]

May 23, 2018

Why Mommies Need Mentors

Off The Blog

I never imagined motherhood would be so isolating.I was prepared for the sleepless nights. I was ready for the snotty noses and dirty diapers and even the Lego minefields, but I was not prepared for the loneliness. And I was certainly not prepared for the uncertainty.Before your child is verbal, your guess is as good […]

February 28, 2018

Supporting Your Friend Through a Miscarriage

Off The Blog

The ringing phone reverberated through my quiet office. I reached across my desk lazily and picked up the receiver: “Expectant Heart Pregnancy Resource Center, this is Mary K. How can I help you?” “Mary K., I…I lost the baby,” With those words my sweet client dissolved into tears on the other end of the phone. […]

October 21, 2017