Every Adventure Begins with a First Step

"I am tired. I am exhausted. I am unseen." I finished marking in the final period in my journal before folding it closed. "What am I even doing?" How can someone be so tired and overwhelmed while still managing to keep all the plates spinning? The truth is... She can't. I guess somewhere in these... 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 →

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 →

The Real Get Up Challenge

No, not the song/dance that took YouTube by storm...but life. The real Get Up Challenge. I am learning that ups and downs are both progress and are both important parts of life. Life is not composed of only ups. It is in the handling of our pain that we learn the most about ourselves and... 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 →

“Not in my City!”

Toddlerdom is hard. Our youngest is two and is currently charging head on into independence, humor, and chaos all at the same time. I don't think my patience has ever been tested so much in my entire life. With that being said, two is really fun. Emily is starting to really emerge as her own... Continue Reading →

New Year New Vision

New Year's Eve morning at the sunshiney hour that is 5 am, our oldest flew into our our room screaming, "EMILY'S THROWING UP!!!" Two hours later my husband with bronchitis passed a kidney stone to really start the New Year out right. 🎉🥴 When one of the kids gets sick I automatically turn into some... Continue Reading →

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