"Every super hero starts with a traumatic origin story." We are still processing. I hope that we never stop. Figuring out how to even communicate the what of our miracle, let alone the why, probably will never take full shape. That's OK with me. Nevertheless, I can't seem to run far enough away from the … Continue reading The Day our Son Lived
God's mercy never stops. It doesn't need to be "renewed" because it is never interrupted. However, we, as his human kids, often need to initiate a renewal of our receiving his mercy.
Change has been a fluid enemy most of my life. On one hand, I appreciate the value of change. It's necessary. Change provides an avenue for growth, physically, mentally, and spiritually. On the other hand, change often marks the "valleys" of life. Change is hard, messy, and downright exhausting. My daughter is proving herself just … Continue reading Embracing Change, and Helping our Kids do the Same
First off, I'm not good at praying. Why? Because NO ONE is. Let me clarify. The root is that no one can be "good" or "bad" at praying because there exist no good or bad prayers. This isn't what everyone believes, I'm aware. Yes, there are beneficial prayer practices, styles, and disciplines that will most … Continue reading How I Pray for My Kids
The Truth about Screwing Up Let’s be honest, most of us “screw up” every day. My mom may not like me to use that term, but it’s pretty accurate really. Imagine a screw driver twisting and barricading a screw hole through the wall, except it’s the wrong wall, in the wrong room, maybe not even … Continue reading The Truth about Screwing Up
All the NewIt's been a while. I've had a few things going on.....namely moving to a new state, starting a new job, buying all new furniture, finding our kids a new school and babysitter, driving back and forth from Tuscaloosa to Starkville more times than I can count.....mostly resisting a panic attack, ha! Don't get … Continue reading Starting Over. Reflections on moving 16 times in 36 months.
One year, I didn’t eat. That’s obviously not entirely true, but pretty close. It started mildly – wheat instead of white, fruit instead of fries. But in a relatively short time span, what I thought were healthy choices became an obsession that took full control of both my body and soul. I don’t wish to … Continue reading The Year I Didn’t Eat: The Battlefield of a Girl’s Mind
It's a thing lately to write these sorts of celebration chronicles for those you love. I used to judge it. But as I've grown I now understand more the power of our words, the power of affirmation, the power of honoring. My husband is unassuming in many ways. He's often loud, definitely thrives in a … Continue reading For my Husband on his Birthday
Life is HARD. Sure, some seasons are full of joy, successes, and growth. When those seasons come, we cherish them. We are human, and we relish in happiness. But other seasons truly are the pits. It can be “big,” like losing a loved one or job, facing another year of infertility, or experiencing a major … Continue reading 5 Ways to Make the Hard Things Less Hard
You rarely realize you’re “losing it” until it’s nearly too late. Signs subtlety slip in - you can’t sleep, your mind is racing all over the place, your edgy, emotional, and just want to Netflix and chill 24/7. If you are a Jesus person, after a bit the Holy Spirit steps in to wake up … Continue reading 4 Signs You’re Idolizing your Boyfriend (or Husband)