I wish someone had told me that not only is it impossible to be the “everything” woman, but it’s boring. The best thing, the very best thing about growing into new seasons is that YOU get to experience it. You get to see what YOU are like as a career woman, what YOU are like as wife, what YOU are like as a mom.
One of the most giant realizations I’ve had and embraced about myself lately is that I’m a salty mom. That’s who I am. Read More
All the special magic of my writing morning has been sucked dry and replaced with the realization that every white girl in here has the same pair of beige booties that I do and I’m hungry and tired and running out of minutes every minute. Read More
“Please. Just don’t give up on Jesus” the Mennonite minister begged through tears after his son confided in him that he was gay. That was the father’s biggest concern: don’t give up on Jesus. Those words reverberated through my mind and my heart for weeks. No matter what changes, what is lost, what is found: please don’t give up on Jesus. Read More
When You Need To Remember Loss Read More
The week leading up to my 30th birthday was turbulent. I tried to process as I went through the week, but my process ended up being much more of a stagger through potholes of fear and over molehills of hope than the gradual and steady churning and muling I’d been wishing for. Read More
But even just the idea of hustling harder makes me exhausted. And this is exactly the place my husband found me in as we talked about that one little comment about my life when I just sort of lost it. Because I was already struggling to “mom” with joy and peace, it was as if this person said to me “The world took a vote and we all think that all that hard work you do--it’s really just kind of a joke. It’s not real work, it’s not hard, and we’d like you to just stay in your corner of the world, cause also you and your kids are loud and obnoxious.”
It was the last straw. Read More
Can I just be super honest with you? I'm a momma who is crazy busy (and that’s just so rare and hard to find these days: a busy adult) just keeping everyone alive and keeping permanent markers and scissors out of toddler's hands. Read More
I need a breather from this Heart Series on the blog.
Not because I'm too busy, not at all. I hope I'm never too busy to simply write.
I just need my soul to breathe and keep the past in the past for a little bit. Cause writing about hard times is....well, hard.
"I'm just mad. I'm so mad. I'm so mad at God."
"I just thought--I really believed that the finish line would be worth it. I've been waiting and banking everything on the finish line being worth it." Read More
Sometimes I use this blog as my place to simply shout from the tech-age mountaintops that God is who He says He is and He does what He says He will do! And today, friend, is one of those days. Read More
I’m crazy excited to introduce y’all to my dear dear friends Camie and Steve Risinger. Camie can be found over at LuxeWise where she and her lovely team help all of us with fun fashion and beauty tutorials while they teach that beauty goes far deeper than what the eye beholds. We have been close to Camie and Steve since 2007 when Austin was in ministry with them. Since then there have been two weddings and SIX babies born (all within three years of each other, that’s no joke). About a year and half ago Austin and I saw our friends become different people, we felt like we saw a death ridden, zombie like form of them and we knew that it was more than just newborn baby sleep deprivation. Since that time, we have seen them cross back into light and walk in joy and love. Even just looking at posed pictures of them, the difference is glaringly obvious. They have a story of pain and healing, sorrow and hope. I’m deeply grateful that they are willing to honestly share their story to glorify Christ and his message of love, reconciliation, healing and peace.