let’s grow together

Growing things can be really hard.

Especially when the thing you’re hoping to grow… is you. What if someone could send you a weekly dose of encouragement that kept you asking yourself the right questions that help you keep moving forward in life, with faith? That’s exactly what I like to do, every week.

Sign up below for my weekly email, and week after week I’ll encourage you with a funny story, a simple thought, and a powerful Scripture, each chosen to make you smile, take a deep breath, and maybe take one step closer to Jesus.

I hope you’ll join me on the journey. I’m glad you’re here.




Having Trouble Using the J-Word?

If you’ve ever felt uneasy or uncomfortable talking with your kids about Jesus, you’re not alone. I created this little resource to help get the conversation going!

Let's Talk This Out...


Grace Always Looks Good on You

Things got a little contentiously edgy at the Collie house recently. Itchy. Irritable. It's hard to find the right words but I think you know what I'm talking about. We had a getaway road trip planned for just after the homeschool community year wrapped up… and then...

Our Family on TV Last Week

“How'd you feel about being on TV today?”  “Kinda weird.” With a half grin, Blake answers. His post-bath-time wet hair is spiky in every direction. Turns out I have a kid who has been on the front page of the New York Times. His face has graced the pages of our local...

Me, Eating Humble Pie

Question. Has anything happened lately that forced you to take on a little more humility than you're generally interested in wearing? There's a comedian the Hero Hubs and I find very amusing, and he talks about going to parties and putting his foot in his mouth,...