Salty Sojourn

It goes without saying that this year has unfolded a bit differently than we had expected. I know you, like me, had your 2020 planner highlighted and stuffed to the brim with things you were ready to do. Obligated to do, in some cases. Your planner has probably collected as much dust as mine has.… Continue reading Salty Sojourn

Tabled Together

“Time to eat!” How many times have you yelled this throughout your house at your siblings/kids/spouse? Then everyone comes at his or her own pace and takes their respective place at the table. Sometimes everyone is there. Sometimes, there’s a gaping spot where someone should be. A few years ago, my husband built me a… Continue reading Tabled Together

Til The Cows Come Home

We've had so much fun with our calves this summer season! We started out naming our bull Reggie, followed by our limousin angus cross, Rosemary (named for her red color). From there, our three-year-old continued the "R" names. We now have Rocky Road, Ruby, Root Beer, Reese Cup, and Ranger. One outlier - Samson -… Continue reading Til The Cows Come Home

Get Out of the Grave

Staying with the breaking is what produces the blessing. Pastor Steven Furtick said this during one of his sermons I listened to recently. It reminded me that one of my seasons of most intense spiritual growth, and a time that I felt that I finally set roots that will not be shaken, was during the… Continue reading Get Out of the Grave

There is FREEDOM in FORGIVENESS

“Forgiveness is a gift from God.” These are the words God laid on my heart many months ago. I didn’t like them. They went against what I wanted to feel – which was resentment. We know we are called to forgive... and maybe even forget. Sounds good, all wrapped up in a neat little package.… Continue reading There is FREEDOM in FORGIVENESS

The Struggle is Real

We’ve all said this phrase at some point. You overslept and rolled into work late. Your kids absolutely refused to let you get them presentable before going out in public. You don’t know how you’re going to pay your bills this month. Infertility. You are sorting through your divorce papers. The struggle is real, yall.… Continue reading The Struggle is Real

Ordained to be Ordinary

I'm going to let ya'll in on a little secret: I am not a good cook. Kraft mac n cheese is a staple, right? I can follow a recipe for the most part, but it is not something that feels natural or is really even enjoyable. There are other things I'm not good at, and it… Continue reading Ordained to be Ordinary

my FEELINGS are not my FAITH

Yall, have you ever had one of those days where you just couldn’t get it together? You’re just not feeling it.  On days like this, when all the friendly faces and over-the-top pleasantries at Chic-fil-A are making me cringe, I have to remind myself that my feelings are not my faith. Can you even imagine… Continue reading my FEELINGS are not my FAITH

Coffee Amidst Chaos

There's an unsung hero in our house - our coffee maker. We've got a one year old and a three year old ruling the roost right now (amid quarantine, no less), so coffee plays a huge role for us in this season. We need fuel to have enough energy to keep up with our vibrant… Continue reading Coffee Amidst Chaos