2015: Being Fearless

Pray also for me, that whenever I open my mouth, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I may declare it fearlessly, as I should.
Ephesians 6:19-20

I’m not ashamed to admit that yesterday I googled the phrase “organization for the wife of a small business owner”. I considered typing in “organization for the wife of a small business owner who is also the stay-at-home-mom of three boys under the age of three and how to maintain motivation and sanity”, but I figured my results would be few and far in-between. In any case, I found close to nothing as far as advice. Continue reading “2015: Being Fearless”

Living in Grace: Joy

I can’t believe that it’s only Tuesday with the amount of unfortunate circumstances that have hit us in the face already this week. Being homeowners, parents, adults, and newly-named business owners all at once has been the biggest trial of our life thus far. We are trying to swim, but some days really do just feel like drowning. Some days are glorious and filled with the radiance of God’s promises. And some days, like today, make us feel like we’re praying on deaf ears, hoping for silly dreams, and wasting our time on faith that has not come through. Continue reading “Living in Grace: Joy”

What Makes This Great

I’ve been on hiatus from Soul Strings for a little over a week, soaking in the mountain air in Tennessee alongside my family.

It was sweet, refreshing, and filled to the brim with rest. I didn’t think about our business, this blog, or much of anything other than when we were going to go swimming & what we were going to eat. Taking a break from reality is so good. Seriously, consider it highly recommended. Continue reading “What Makes This Great”

New Chairs

I used to play a lot of soccer back in my day. And by that, I mean I played soccer pretty seriously in middle school. I wasn’t too bad, you know, not exactly the star player by any means. But I really loved it. I planned to play throughout high school, too, but I gave up on that soon after I began summer training the summer before my freshman year of high school. I remember my dad sitting me down and talking to me about quitting, that I shouldn’t just quit something “just because”. Which makes sense, you know? He cared and still cares a lot about my well-being, something that I am grateful for a tenfold. Continue reading “New Chairs”