Questioning Faith

I have always wanted some sort of happy clappy testimony. I wish I could have been saved at the age of 7 and that could be the end of it. That seems so much simpler. There seems to be so much less wrestling there. My story has had a lot of ups and downs, figuratively... Continue Reading →

Pushing Toward the Promise

We are in the process of buying my grandparents' house, my childhood home. It has been one of the most bittersweet times of my entire life. When we were both sixteen, Eric would pick me up from my house at 5 o'clock in the morning and take me to ihop for breakfast after a long... Continue Reading →

Thoughts

Thoughts are thoughtsNo danger there. Thoughts are thoughtsEven if my mind is bare. The thoughts are there in the morningand before I go to bed. The thoughts are there to woe meand pull me out of bed. The wilderness beckons me, Pushing wind beneath my sails. Sometimes we have to go within to step out... Continue Reading →

Rebuild 2021

In the span of a year we have dealt with virtual learning, working from home, the loss of my grandfather, selling our first home, purchasing my childhood home, and contracting covid. Today is my birthday and I'm going to tell you right now, it does not feel like it. This has sucked. I have spent... Continue Reading →

I Can’t Breathe

I will never know the weight of a police officer obstructing my airway. I will never know the weight of my people being opressed for hundreds of years because I am a privileged white girl with nothing but a heart in my chest. The weight I do know is what lies ahead. The weight I... Continue Reading →

An Open Letter to My Girls

"Go to bed," I say counting down the hours, minutes, the steady seconds until my mind is my own once again. No sticky fingers prying their way into my thoughts, eliciting every emotion, no tears caused by my seemingly continuous stream of "no." Just me, wrapped in reflection at the end of a long and... Continue Reading →

Monday Encouragement: Renewing Your Mind

Instead, let the Spirit renew your thoughts and attitudes. Put on your new nature, created to be like God—truly righteous and holy.Ephesians 4:23‭-‬24 NLT During this time of social distancing I find my focus to be much more centered on my immediate "sphere of influence." My home. I look at my children playing, squealing, learning,... Continue Reading →

Breathe

Yesterday the governor gave news that schools would be closed for the remainder of the school year. In these unsure times where everything seems isolated and the fear of the unknown can be overwhelming we have to find the invitation in it all. The invitation to rely on God like never before. We were promised... Continue Reading →

Before and After

I really wish there was a way to really "get" something without having to live through it. Major weight loss was one of those things. I wish someone could have said, "You will be the same person regardless of what the scale says" and I really wish I could have believed it. All in all... Continue Reading →

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