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

Peace

This is what my brother-in-law Josh used to say all the time. It means something like, goodbye or stay cool. Contentment.  Isn't this the thing we long for the most? Nothing that rocks the boat too much or makes people think you are different.  Luke 10:4 says, “Do not take a purse or bag or… Continue reading Peace

Why’d You Start A Blog?

I will only sing your praise. I wrote these words on my hands. I wrote this on little scraps of paper I carried in the pocket of my scrubs. I reached into my pocket and felt the words resonate in my soul while the waves of anxiety rolled over me. I wrote it over and… Continue reading Why’d You Start A Blog?

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

Parenting 101

Don’t you love how everyone is the expert on parenting before they have children? Regardless of our own upbringings, we have idealistic views on how we will raise our own children. Children that will never misbehave, will have access to the best education, and would never dream of making messes. And then, our darling angels… Continue reading Parenting 101

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

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

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