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