Dear More, {Remembering God’s Love}

There seems to be a conversation happening in the back of my mind and the culture that, frankly, is driving me nuts. It is the lie of More. To have More, to be More, it is a lie birthed in the garden and snaking its way into the hearts of believers and unbelievers alike. It is…

He Knows Your Name

“He knows my name!” She said it with a goofy grin that can only belong to a kid who cares about what her principal thinks of her. Just a month into her first year at the middle school, with a couple of club meetings under her belt, she walked down the hallway and her principal…

“Pint-sized” Dreams: God Honors Our Small Offerings

Hey, everyone! Since my kids are all in school full time I decided to get busy substitute teaching in their school. I guess part of me just needs to boss around little kids. Anyway, my writing has been a bit erratic due to the lifestyle change, but know I am thinking of you all the…

Learning to Fail- How Owning Our Mistakes Can Be Our Best Witness

To whomever it was that morphed “adult” into a verb, I applaud you enthusiastically. The evolution of language at its finest. “Adulting” has come to encapsulate all those tasks and responsibilities we didn’t have to do as kids. Paying bills, doing housework, ruining our kids’ lives, those all fall under the broad definition of “adulting.”…

Conspicuous Grace: Why the World Needs our Broken Witness

Ok, so the past couple days I have written and edited and stared at the screen and… nada. Nothing seemed right. It didn’t click. I had a lot of baby ideas, but nothing mature enough to publish without making me look like a fool. Only after several conversations and witnessing several strange things going on…

The Struggle is Real: How Mommy Stress Ruined my Life

Disclaimer: While I hope this post gives you the tools and hope and information to make a positive change in your life, I am in no way a medical professional. I am a woman who has gone through some crap and learned a lot along the way. This is my testimony: A friend at church…

Redefining “Enough”

So I have become enamored with a new show on Tru TV. If you had told me a year ago that I would enjoy a whopping 3 shows on that channel I would have called you a liar. But here we are. The show is called Adam Ruins Everything and I’ll boil it down for…

Fuddruckers, Fantastic Beasts, and Fighting Ungratefulness

Funny story. Not really, but perhaps you will understand the situation a little better after this anecdote from my pretty ordinary existence. We were on the way home from a fun, yet long, trip to the South to visit my parents and some friends. We were on our second day of driving home and my…

Beautiful Feet

We took all the munchkins to a waterfall a short while ago to celebrate my birthday. It was a gorgeous place on a beautiful day, which explains why it was totally packed with people. The cool thing about these falls is that while they look turbulent, you can still swim in them, and climb the…

Starting Over

Hey, Friends! So here is what I have been facing for, oh, the last two years or so. JK. Let’s try the last year. Don’t worry, I’ll fast forward through all the commercials for you. About a year ago, a blessing of wild proportions happened: my youngest kid went to 4K. (4K= 4 year-old kindergarten,…