i’m not a before or after

We’ve all seen them. Those fabulous “before” and “after” shots on Instagram or Facebook that share someone’s weight loss results, or fitness journey, or hair color change, or makeover look.…

choosing faith over our understanding

“Your situation is not as important as your interpretation of it.” – Steven Furtick (Note: Go watch this sermon by Steven Furtick – The Power of Interpretation.  Because it’s amazing. …

choosing faith over security

“Where does your security lie? Is God your refuge, your hiding place, your stronghold, your shepherd, your counselor, your friend, your redeemer, your saviour, your guide? If He is, you…

what faith is

“Now, in the crowd that day was a woman who had suffered horribly from continual bleeding for twelve years.  She had endured a great deal under the care of various doctors,…

choosing faith: 31 days to seeing God in the midst of it all

  “Relying on God has to begin all over again every day as if nothing had yet been done.” ― C.S. Lewis Every October a challenge begins called Write 31 Days…

you are someone’s sunshine

When my first baby was born, every day, at some point, I would sing to him “You are my Sunshine” and tears would well up in my eyes as I…

my summer favorites

Oh HEY!!!!! It’s been a hot minute y’all. Ten months of hot minutes to be exact. BUT I am trying to get back into the blogging game and I decided…

to the mommy about to leave the preschool stage

  I walked through the door at MOPs for the first time 5 years ago. I had just placed my 1 year-old in the nursery, was holding on to my…

quit trying to do all the things

When I was a little girl, I liked reading.  My sister loved gymnastics.  I loved writing.  My sister loved taking art lessons.  And we realized that those were just “our…

i could have a baby but she could not

My husband and I met and married pretty quickly.  Our first date was January 3rd and we were married by December 12th.  So I guess it was no surprise when…

my favorite reads ~ July

So I’ve decided I want to blog more like you and I are having coffee.  Like we are having a one-on-one conversation, but more often than I have been posting.…

when you don’t have community

My parents were pastors when I was growing up which meant we were always surrounded by people.  I was born into a built-in community. We were at the church almost…