Knots in my stomach. Constant urge to step in. Trouble focusing. All of these things paired with nights of waking up every hour just to roll over are symptoms of watching my children struggle. As young teens navigating their social lives and body changes, it was inevitable that my children would experience friendship issues. Finding… Continue reading Hang Tight Mama!
There are parts of motherhood that do not get talked about often. We post cute pictures on Instagram and share precious moments on Facebook that everyone wants to see. And that’s fine. But as with any job, motherhood can be difficult. As our children age, the job description stays the same, but the practical application… Continue reading Casting Our Cares When They Feel Too Heavy to Lift
Have you ever needed rest so badly that you stepped away from the noise, only to find someone else standing there, needing only what you can provide? Mama of littles whose husband travels for work, who needs just one uninterrupted night of sleep. The pastor who is interrupted while preparing Sunday’s sermon to counsel a… Continue reading Sometimes Our Weariness is a Precursor for a Miracle
It's still October and people are putting up their Christmas trees, hoping for a little sparkle in their homes and pep in their step. Or maybe, it's hope we are all searching for. A light at the end of this long tunnel. The rainbow after the storm. Where is it? Where is the end to… Continue reading Lessons from the Ark
I have fallen into the cracks during this season. As the masses have gathered to chant over and against anyone who doesn't agree with them, I have felt caught in the middle. And the middle contains the great divide. A hairline fracture just big enough to swallow me up. Keeping me quiet.The division has been… Continue reading For the One Trying to Find Their Place Amongst All the Shouting
I'm so tired y'all, are you?I was researching the Word tired the other day and stumbled across the Urban Dictionary definition:"When you're just done with all the bull crap in life."Can you relate? It's like I was curled up in a comfy bed a few months ago, snuggled with my favorite routines and people. Then… Continue reading When Our Tired Turns Into Tears
When hard things happen, there are many ways to cope. One of the most predominant reactions is...well...not to. We can either get so busy we don't leave room in our brain to spend time processing our experience, or, we make ourselves busy...so we don't have to spend time processing our experience. Amid stay-at-home orders and… Continue reading To the One Who Did Some Soul Searching While Quarantined
There's this town of Walnut Grove in Little House on the Prairie, where they cooked their food every. single. day. (Can you relate?) and made a big deal out of having guests over by dressing up and breaking out the good dishes. Families greeted their company as they came down the driveway, giddy with anticipation,… Continue reading When You Don’t Like the Season You’re In
What's so Good About Good Friday? Even as the tension rises from my shoulders, into my neck, finally landing in my head, I am distracted by what is coming. Worry and anxiety are far from me, but my body will still respond to what's happening in my heart. Some things just can't be avoided. For… Continue reading What’s So Good About Good Friday?
I'm hopeful. I'm confident in my future. I'm honestly not afraid. For myself. Most of my social media "friends" share common values with me. That's just how it goes, right? While there are a handful of peeps that I disagree with politically or others who use the flowery language I stopped using years ago, like… Continue reading What Are You Afraid Of?