I Didn’t Actually Lose Myself

When we believed God was leading us to adopt in 2009 after the last of our first four kids were born, we did not believe God was asking us to foster adopt. We prayed about it for nearly a year, asking Him to show us the path we should take. As we did so, we couldn't get past the sense that our ... [Read More]

I Know You Don’t Want to Be Changed

And I will give you a new heart, and a new spirit I will put within you. And I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. // Ezekiel 36:26 Most mornings she woke with the intensity of a firecracker. There was no adorable baby babble or sweet calls for mama coming ... [Read More]

He’s the God of Seasons

“You’re the God of seasons, I’m just in the winter. If all I know of harvest is that it’s worth my patience. Then if you’re not done working, God I’m not done waiting." — Seasons // Hillsong United I spent a lot of time in 2017 feeling super frustrated — I was impatient for progress with a few ... [Read More]

When the Essentials Alone Wear a Mom Out

Everyone talks about minimizing stress in your life by cutting out the non-essentials that are weighing you down. But what if the essentials are the only things you’re currently doing and it’s still so hard? What then? A mom's life doesn't usually afford the luxury of "slowing down" and "taking ... [Read More]

Am I Holding Myself Back From My Kids?

I was standing as close as I could to the bathroom mirror — well, as close as the countertop between us would allow. I dabbed my finger into the white creamy lotion and dabbed it around my eyes with my pointer finger — the finger you're not supposed to use on your delicate eye area. The bags under ... [Read More]