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.
This is where I start. This is where our story unfolds for the glory of the Almighty God. Last night, I made the grave mistake of getting my news via Facebook and I closed my browser feeling frankly, less human. Or I guess....more human, that disgusting, depressing, depraved part of my flesh--that's what my Facebook newsfeed highlighted. I went on with my night with a looming sense of "What can be done?" Read More
What affect did The Generosity Project have in my life? What did it not affect is more like it.
Now I have their faces burned in my mind and I’m familiar with some aspect of their life. I could pick them out in a crowd. I pray for them and I love them. My heart is open to people that I never in my life would have talked with otherwise. And 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.
So thank you Lord, we move on to the security line. The security line is where you really know how much people hate children isn’t it? We quickly unshoe and unload. I’m fairly confident we used like 6 bins to get through that line. Austin and Lily go through the security check thingy and I push the rest of our bins through on the conveyor belt. As I start walking through Austin looks back and says, “You got my computer right?” “Yep!” I’m such a good wife. Lyric and I go through the security check thingy and it’s all roses and rainbows. We go to the end of the line, bins 1-5 accounted for.
Austin says, “So you didn’t get my computer?” Read More
When the countdown to our wedding had begun and even in the beginning days, months, and years of our married life...I kind of shuttered every time the word "submission" would pop up. I always nodded right along and agreed that, yes complementation marriage is the way to go! But I thought that actually submitting to Austin would only need to happen in a life or death type of scenario...so I could live free and easy until or unless such a scenario occurred. I thought we could walk through life and just kind of avoid the unpleasantness of submission as long as possible. Let me tell you how that works out....it doesn't. Read More
There have been SO many times in the midst of a fight with Austin when I know that the right thing to do is to put down my defenses, soften my heart (and my body language), apologize, and tell my husband I love him more than [insert whatever dumb thing I was standing my ground on]. But I couldn't. I just couldn't. I couldn't muster it up. Why you ask? Cause I love me some ME. Read More
As a former Waiter for True Love…or is it True Love that Waited….or is it Lover that Truly Waited? Anyway, as a person who lived through the True Love Waits phenomena, I think we may have gone about the right thing the wrong way. I really believe with all my heart that we MUST change the conversation about purity. And I believe that there is no better generation to do that than ours. Read More