Category: Faith

Joy! Pure JOY! Great JOY! Nothing But JOY! 

Joy! Pure JOY! Great JOY! Nothing But JOY! 

The word that I have adopted to be “my word” is the word “JOY!” Not the word that you see creatively painted on trendy wooden signs in cute little gift shops — the ones that say “choose joy“. MY word is another joy. It’s the joy […]

When A Season of Mothering Comes To An End

When A Season of Mothering Comes To An End

I was 27 years old. The room was freshly painted. The crib set up. Clothes neatly folded. Anticipation. Waiting. Waiting. She was late. 2 weeks late! She finally came. I was amazed as I stared at her newborn face. The way her lashes laid on […]

Anxiety And Showing Up

Anxiety And Showing Up

It was only a few years ago that it was allowed to suddenly descend — uninvited.  Anxiety.  It has changed pretty much every part of who I am.  I don’t mean the kind of anxiety that can be prayed or reasoned away with a few […]

I Love Jesus And I Cuss A Little?

I Love Jesus And I Cuss A Little?

You’ve probably seen the T-shirt or the meme that says “I Love Jesus And I Cuss A Little!”  It’s meant to be cute or funny–but is it really funny when you hold it up to the measuring stick of God’s Word? We live in a […]

Life Goals

Life Goals

To be more preoccupied with my internal beauty than I am on any physical beauty that is fading quickly. To be captivated and controlled – heart, mind, and spirit – by the Holy Spirit. To put my hope in God and His promises rather than […]

Finding Calm in the Chaos

Finding Calm in the Chaos

We sit at my kitchen table, big mugs filled with steaming coffee. She is 10 years ahead of me, and I am relishing the time I have with her.  I pepper her with questions, and she  humbly shares her heart. There’s something about the calm, […]

His Dreams

His Dreams

So many hopes and dreams. They started as small seeds planted. Anticipating. Dreaming. Praying — almost losing hope. Now I am older and they are still there — those same dreams. Yes, they are still there. Some have come to fruition, some are in process. […]

15 Things That A Young Mom Can Learn From A Seasoned Mom

15 Things That A Young Mom Can Learn From A Seasoned Mom

1. There is rarely a time when a mom feels like she knows what she is doing as a parent. 2. There will never be a time that a mom won’t need to ask God for wisdom. 3. The older we get the more clearly […]