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.

Christ, Christmas, family, parenting, peace, salvation

good girls and boys | the reasons our family chooses not to celebrate Santa

“He sees you when you’re sleeping; he knows when you’re awake. He knows if you’ve been bad or good so be good for goodness sake! Oh, you better watch out, you better not cry, you better not pout, I’m telling you why: Santa Claus is coming to town.” I grew up singing this song, but… Continue reading good girls and boys | the reasons our family chooses not to celebrate Santa

anger, anxiety, Christ, emotions, faith, fear, loneliness, marriage, parenting, peace, personal relationships, trust

desire, delight, and creme brulee | our hearts’ deepest longings and how God intends to meet those needs

“Take delight in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart. Commit everything you do to the Lord. Trust Him, and He will help you” –Psalm 37:4-5 God put this scripture on my heart a few days ago and He’s really been kneading it in ever since. The husband and I… Continue reading desire, delight, and creme brulee | our hearts’ deepest longings and how God intends to meet those needs

anger, emotions, family, girl stuff, modesty, parenting, personal relationships, romantic relationships, satan, sex, testimony, work, worth

this is what the feminist movement got me | a totally non-PC assessment

If you enjoy my rant posts, then you’ll like this one I think. But I’ll just say it now, before I get any comments: I know this is absolutely NOT politically correct and I’m quite alright with that. It’s actually quite intentional; not to provoke anything, but because I really don’t want to conform to… Continue reading this is what the feminist movement got me | a totally non-PC assessment