Are you consumed by the attempt to balance more plates than you can comfortably carry? Do you constantly feel like you should be doing more? I recently mentioned to a friend that I was trying to squeeze another summer activity for my kids into an already jam-packed week. Without missing a beat, she asked if … Continue reading Finding Margin
I am more like Jonah than I would like to admit. I’m all about following God’s will when it matches MY plans. The problem starts when He asks me to do big, terrifying, or inconvenient things. It’s so easy to start trying to barter in our prayers. “God, the kids have award ceremonies, banquets, and … Continue reading Relentless Pursuit
Y'all, March 2019 has NOT been a good month for my family, and its only the 7th. I was in the hospital with vertigo, we've been battling colds, runny noses, ear infections, and viruses left and right it seems. Today we had to make the call to miss a class we've had scheduled for months. … Continue reading Hopeful Pessimist
I stumbled on my word for 2019 early on Jan 1st, while I was reading my Bible. God has a funny way of bringing things to us when we least expect them. Coffee in hand and worship music playing, just trying to drowned out voices of failure swirling in my head, I opened my Bible … Continue reading Endurance
Its so crazy to think back, as I sit here ready to type from the other side. But, after a few years of walking through what I have often called our dessert place, I think its safe to say we're officially done with that season. Sure, we still have some uncertainties and some hurdles, but … Continue reading Surviving the Pain
One of my favorite things is fresh baked bread. I can never wait for the loaves to cool before I slice into them and somehow, it always feels like Christmas morning. The anticipation as I'm cutting in, trying not to squish the still hot bread, wondering did it cook all the way through? After a … Continue reading A BUSY MOMMA’S BREAD RECIPE
For as long as I can remember I have loved "old" things. I think that is partially why I have been so drawn to this whole Farmhouse vibe that seems to be so popular nowadays. The idea of simplicity, of having less but doing more, of being intentional, authentic, and hospitable. Growing up, my … Continue reading ARE YOU BUILDING TABLES OR FENCES?