A confident expectation

April 30th was a one year anniversary of the start of the biggest trial of our lives. The news we received that day was so dark, so absurd, and shattering. It’s been one year and our lives are forever changed and so different now. Betrayal was a word that I thought I was familiar with…

That Girl

Reflecting on the teen years in high school, we can all remember that girl. You know, that girl that always needed a boyfriend, validation from a guy, and would flirt with your crush because she always desired to be desired. Yep, you know that girl. Especially if you were best friends with that girl and…

Word of the year

One of my favorite things about the new year is it always feels like a refresh. Even though it is really no different than another day, another week, another month, it still has the empowering effect on every person to re-create themselves or make new goals or finally do what they’ve been aspiring to do….

A little lie here and there

One of the best snippets of advice I have ever received in life was “honey, if a boy can lie to his mom, his first woman to ever love, than what makes you think he won’t ever lie to you?” Let me give you some back story to how I got this advice. I did…

Never too far gone…

Yesterday my husband taught the Sunday School lesson. Seriously there is no prouder moment for me as a wife than seeing my husband preach the word of God as eloquent as he does. His voice is strong and it carries across the room. His posture is always upright, and I already think he’s incredibly good…

One Sentence.

It has come to my attention that I have not been doing a very good job at keeping up with this thing. After reading a few chapters of Craig Groeschel’s newest book Divine Direction, he gave the bright idea to make sure he writes more, he challenged himself to write at least one sentence each…

When your child is the teacher

My son has so much passion for Jesus. His faith is always on fire and he is always challenging himself to take it to the next level. I absolutely love this about him! You see, I didn’t get the chance to grow in a church going, God-loving home, so I love to see him be…

Are you offended now?

Man, this generation we live in is seriously offended by everything! If I made a big deal about everything that bothered me, I could have started a civil war by now. My goodness. Wasn’t it like the general rule back in the day that there are two topics you never talk about at a social…

Attempting to be the biggest loser

We are doing the Biggest Loser challenge at work in the office. At first, I was positive I could win it. Especially since the last two months of 2015 were spent eating almost everything in site and gaining a few pounds back that I worked almost the entire year to lose. So I had motivation,…

Humbled by Faith

My three year old cracks me up. We were leaving church and she had a coloring page she worked on in Sunday School over the angel coming to Mary to tell her she was going to have a baby. I’m driving and I hear her making the characters on her paper talk to each other….

Is my fruit spoiled?

It’s a struggle each day. I have three kids, work full time, a dog, serve in my church, and am trying to lose weight. Each day really is a struggle. I’m lucky if I’m asleep by 10p.m. even though I need to be awake by 5:30a.m. And let’s be honest, Lord knows I’m going to…

Jesus drank wine, but so can I?

i’m happy to say that it is been five years since I’ve drink alcohol! It is been a very hard five years to not consume the very drink that used to make me feel better about myself. This was the one drink that I could turn to on a very bad day that would make…