Well—we did it! We got past the scary first podcast and are on to the next. Thank you to everyone who took time to listen, share encouraging words, and join the conversation. If you happened to miss Episode #1 with LaTonya Pratt, you REALLY MISSED OUT. But there’s good news: You can still go back and catch up, which is one of those handy-dandy perks of modern technology.

And TODAY you get to hear from another fabulous and fiery friend of mine. Kat Robinson is a wife to one, mama of three, and dabbler in a bit of everything—from loving her babies to leading worship to raising chickens to interior design to vlogging “pep talks” to DIY projects. In this episode, Kat and I chat about some “how to’s:” How to have adult friendships, how to trust God with your kids, how to worship in the middle of a mess, and how to improve your life by playing in the dirt. There also might be a confession or two…

I’m telling ya, you will be BETTER OFF after hearing from her today and I truly pray that some part of our conversation speaks to your life in a real way. I am realizing more than ever just how much we need each other—our unique perspectives, individual stories, and unconditional love.

So c’mon! Grab some coffee, pull up a chair, and join us at The Messy Table.


“‘My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts,’ says the LORD. ‘And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine. For just as the heavens are higher than the earth, so my ways are higher than your ways and my thoughts higher than your thoughts.'” Isaiah 55:8-9 NLT

12 Huge Mistakes Parents Can Avoid: Leading Your Kids to Succeed in Life by Tim Elmore (plus a reading plan on the Bible app).

Homemade lotion recipe: 1 cup of coconut oil, 1 teaspoon of vitamin E oil, 15 drops each of: frankincense, lemon, geranium, and lavender oils. Mix together and apply to your face and/or body!

You can find Kat via “Pep Talk” vlogs on YouTube, her website, or good ole Instagram.