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 →

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 →

Almost Spring

Hallelujah! This morning Punxsutawney Phil did not see his shadow! 🙌🙌🙌 I've told y'all before and I'll tell y'all again...  Winter is a tough one for me. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me but...I can still end up on the struggle bus ever so often. (If you struggle like me, here's... 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 →

Lay it Down:Live it Up

I went straight from being graduating high school to being a stay at home mom in a matter of months and a part of me felt lost in the process. Being a stay at home mom is thankless, the hours are long, and it really can be daunting at times. My whole life I was... Continue Reading →

Rewrite Your Story

When you get pregnant in high school people do not congratulate you right off the bat. There are no fun announcements and it feels much more like a secret than a celebration. You talk about options before you do nursery colors. Doctor's treat you differently, peers treat you differently, and you wear your shame right out... Continue Reading →

Just for Today

Back in high school my psychiatrist shared a little nugget of wisdom with me. A big component of inpatient success stems from the idea that there is routine. When our lives are in already feeling out of control routines add an extra barrier of security around a sea of not knowing. Establishing a routine was... Continue Reading →

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