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 →

Little Bits of Paper

This quarantine has had me in a rut for about a month now. The initial lockdown was almost like a respite I desperately needed. My family all together, all comittments, plans, and to-do lists put on hold, but then life happened. My grandfather was in ICU for a few days, my toddler decided naps were... 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 →

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 →

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