Rooted Mondays: In His Wake

I started reading the Psalms when I began studying 1 Samuel. It seemed fitting, to read David’s story while also reading his laments and praises to God from his perspective. This morning I woke up wrought with frustration. My two oldest boys were in the other room yelling loudly while playing with their Legos, and my youngest was sweetly saying, “Mama?” from his crib. I … Continue reading Rooted Mondays: In His Wake

Terrifying & Beautiful

I met with a treasured friend last night and discussed freedom in Christ. It’s simple enough: Jesus died to give us freedom. “It is for freedom that Christ has set us free.”Of course we’re free. It’s easy for us to understand. We were born into freedom. We’ve been able to do what we please with more freedom than others will ever see. For us, freedom … Continue reading Terrifying & Beautiful

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’s true everyone: it goes faster than you think. Basically, I’m … Continue reading Life After Babies

Two Years, Seven Months

I was making soup while I cried. My boys were running around behind me, my husband working steadily on his work, and I wanted to throw the pan across the kitchen. “Why does this always happen to us?” I asked. I concentrated on the butter as it melted in the pan, disappearing into a yellow puddle. In my fury, I willed myself to concentrate on … Continue reading Two Years, Seven Months