emotions, faith, family, fear, parenting, peace, trust

I’m scared. | a piece I wrote in March 2017 but didn’t post until now. 

In about 15 minutes, my littlest baby will take off on his first plane ride for a week long trip with his dad to visit family out-of-state. I feel like most moms would have a hard time with being separated from their babies for 7 whole days regardless, but there's another layer to me that… Continue reading I’m scared. | a piece I wrote in March 2017 but didn’t post until now. 

anger, anxiety, emotions, faith, family, fear, loneliness, marriage, ministry, parenting, personal relationships, romantic relationships, sex, testimony

make a decision.

"You're always one decision away from a completely different life." I saw this a while ago and it's been floating around my mind for a bit. And just thinking in context, I have a few friends going through some very personal but very familiar stuff, and I'm just struck by just how absolutely true this… Continue reading make a decision.

faith, family, fear, parenting, personal relationships

thoughts about my first born on her 8th birthday. 

Can I be sappy for a minute, please? (Let's be real. I'm typing this whether you like it or not, with or without your permission). My sweet girl, my first born is 8 years old today and it's giving me all the feels.  I took this picture on her 6th birthday, 2 years ago today,… Continue reading thoughts about my first born on her 8th birthday. 

anger, emotions, faith, marriage, parenting, romantic relationships, trust, work

I was about to pull a ‘Jacob.’ 

I was totally about to pull a “Jacob.”That’s probably not really a thing, to pull a “Jacob,” but in my mind, in my walk with the Lord, it totally is now. Earlier this week, I had an argument with my husband. Not shocking, married people do that sometimes. What you see on Instagram isn’t always… Continue reading I was about to pull a ‘Jacob.’ 

emotions, faith, family, fear, marriage, parenting, trust, unbelief, work

I wanna go home | faith, obedience, and staying home. 

Every message I’ve heard in the last year and a half has been like a knife to the heart.  For we live by faith, not by sight. (2 Corinthians 5:7 NIV) He (Jesus) replied, “You of little faith, why are you so afraid?” Then he got up and rebuked the winds and the waves, and… Continue reading I wanna go home | faith, obedience, and staying home. 

anxiety, emotions, faith, family, fear, marriage, ministry, parenting, trust

I never dreamed home would end up where I don’t belong, I’m moving on.

I read a quote today that I really believe sums up the feeling I have as I sort of stand in the hallway between two seasons. “I wish there was a way to know you’re in the good old days before you’ve actually left them.” – Andy Bernard My husband and I have been feeling… Continue reading I never dreamed home would end up where I don’t belong, I’m moving on.