My Praises & Hallelujahs

Before I begin, I want to shed some dead skin. This year, I bought PowerSheets for the first time. I was so excited. And then I got pregnant, and I lost every motivation to keep them updated. The guilt was fierce. An investment I had made in myself last November was now sitting, collecting dust.Continue reading “My Praises & Hallelujahs”

Stillness in a Small World

February 2017 began an immense moment of stillness in my life. I don’t know about you all, but social media hit a sore spot for me this year. I stopped liking it so much when I witnessed a lot of people abusing the power of their own opinion. I liked it more when it felt likeContinue reading “Stillness in a Small World”

Candid Motherhood

I was one of those women who silently judged moms in grocery stores. I would walk through the store with my cart and hear a child a few aisles over throwing a fit over something. And I vowed to myself that I would never have children like that. “Get your act together, Mom over there.Continue reading “Candid Motherhood”

One, Two, Three…

I had a moment this morning where I looked at myself in the mirror and thought, “Uh yeah, girl. This is crazy.” Maybe that should become my mantra. It seems that much of my adult life has been filled with the “Uh, this is crazy” moments. The older I get, the slower I am toContinue reading “One, Two, Three…”

A Pep Talk for Your Bad Week

He was supreme in the beginning and—leading the resurrection parade—he is supreme in the end. From beginning to end he’s there, towering far above everything, everyone. So spacious is he, so roomy, that everything of God finds its proper place in him without crowding. Not only that, but all the broken and dislocated pieces ofContinue reading “A Pep Talk for Your Bad Week”

Life After Babies

I am a total sucker for the “On This Day” feature on Facebook. Each day, it shows you what happened on the same day in years past. It’s fun to read old blog posts, cringe at terrible status updates about my “difficult” teenage years, and of course, seeing photos of my boys as babies. It’sContinue reading “Life After Babies”

The Art of Motherhood

A little over a year ago, I started taking picture of my son’s art. In case you didn’t know, or if you needed a warning, having children means you receive pounds of artwork. From everywhere. Go to Sunday school? Here’s the craft. Stay for two church services on a Sunday morning? Double that. Your kidContinue reading “The Art of Motherhood”