Slithering Serpents

We are big on going for walks around here. We walk to the pond. We walk to check on the cows. We walk to the mailbox. We walk to visit family. We also discovered that, apart from the educational value our walks have, this exercise also serves to expend some of the energy from our… Continue reading Slithering Serpents

God, You’re So Good

Yall, I've been complaining all week. I know you've been there. Too much to do, too little time. I thought about just throwing my hands up and calling it a day. It's just not in my nature to do so. Our kids turned 2 and 4 this week! We had a sweet little party for them,… Continue reading God, You’re So Good

Martha, Martha, Martha

I’m just working for the weekend. If I hurry up and get it done now, I can relax later. If I don’t do it, who will? Have you found yourself thinking these things lately? In a world of go, go, go, and do, do, do – it becomes a badge of honor we wear proudly.… Continue reading Martha, Martha, Martha

Lay it all Down

“Pick up your cross and follow me.”  Sounds easy enough. Try to act in a way that appears to be in compliance with what God wants and adheres to the rules of morality it seems like Christians keep. Is that all it takes? The literal cross that Christ died on represents far more than just… Continue reading Lay it all Down

weeds and pecan trees

Weeds and Pecan Trees

Are we there yet? Not so much in the sense of being on a trip and asking the driver over and over regarding reaching your destination. More so in living in the tension of what's already happened, what’s happening around us, and what’s still to come. Are we there yet? I know right now it… Continue reading Weeds and Pecan Trees

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