Relentless Pursuit

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

Blessedly Broken

I am shaking as I get ready to share this. I feel COMPLETELY and utterly unqualified, yet called to share. We had always planned on JC having a 20 year military career. When we felt nudged to move home, we told God "There was no way, we could never make ends meet." God clearly had … Continue reading Blessedly Broken

Surviving the Pain

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

ARE YOU BUILDING TABLES OR FENCES?

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?

A BACK-2-SCHOOL PRAYER

Lord, Please be with my children today as they start school. Help them to grow more & more confident in the abilities you have given them. Help them to remember the values we have tried to instill in them. I pray that they are kind, helpful, respectful, brave & ready to learn today. Please be … Continue reading A BACK-2-SCHOOL PRAYER

WAYS YOU CAN PRAY FOR YOUR MARRIAGE

This weekend will be THIRTEEN years of marriage for JC and me. It has not always been easy. As we've grown in our faith I have learned that praying for your spouse & your marriage is SO important. One of my favorite memories of our wedding day was when my childhood pastor stopped, in the … Continue reading WAYS YOU CAN PRAY FOR YOUR MARRIAGE

Finding Faith

Have you ever walked through a season in your life where you just could not see how it would ever work out? Where no matter how hard you tried to fix it, how hard you prayed, or how many times you dropped to your knees sobbing, the answer just wouldn't come? A season when people … Continue reading Finding Faith