Intentionality in 2018

At the start of this new year, the word that kept coming to mind is “intentionality.”  I have to admit though, being 3 weeks into 2018 already, I haven’t done such a good job at being intentional! I try to muster up the desire to fulfill my list below, but I continually fall short. I have... Continue Reading →

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Kissing 2017 Goodbye

I know I say it all the time, but life is always busy - for everyone, it seems!  It is mid-January, but I am just now taking time to sit down and really ponder the last year. It started with our baby boy arriving on January 15th.  He was perfect...  But he wasn’t - he... Continue Reading →

Do You Want to be Satisfied?

Have you ever been in a season of winter when you just longed for the spring?  When you were barren spiritually, emotionally, mentally or physically, and just so desired to blossom again and to feel life bloom inside of you? Everyone was created with longing.  Sometimes we can pinpoint what we're longing for, but sometimes... Continue Reading →

Wet Nails and Good Promises

I painted my nails the other night and watched Gilmore Girls to let them dry.  At 10:40, I knew I had to get the baby up for his last feed, which was already later than usual.  My nails were still tacky, but I picked him up, changed his diaper, and began feeding him while rocking... Continue Reading →

In the Night

For the past month I’ve been walking through one of the hardest seasons of my life. Our baby boy has literally been screaming in pain for 10-11 hours nonstop for the past four weeks. As a mama, nothing can hurt my heart worse. James’s tear ducts came in, so his water-filled and flowing eyes would... Continue Reading →

Easter’s Meaning

Typically in April, I begin thinking more about the events of the Cross.  I think of all that Jesus went through.  Though blameless, accused.  Though perfect, condemned.  Though powerful, willingly subjected to beatings and a tree. Good Friday is for remembering the hours that darkness seemed to have won, but Sunday is for remembering Jesus'... Continue Reading →

Heirs of the Kingdom 

"Daniel 6:26-27 I issue a decree that in all the dominion of my kingdom men are to reverently fear and tremble before the God of Daniel, For He is the living God, enduring and steadfast forever, And His kingdom is one which will not be destroyed, And His dominion will be forever. He rescues and... Continue Reading →

Resolve like Daniel’s

I began reading in Daniel earlier this month.  There's so many stories we know from this book: the golden image (aka the "chocolate bunny" if you prefer the Veggie Tales version), the fiery furnace, the lions den.  All of these wouldn't be recorded if it wasn't for Daniel's resolve in chapter 1. When King Nebuchadnezzar brought... Continue Reading →

To My Mama Friends 

If you read the last post / our latest life update, you know already that I had a plan for how James was going to be born, and that how it happened wasn't according to my plan at all. I just wanted to take a quick second to encourage all mamas / mamas-to-be.  You've had... Continue Reading →

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