Battle Ready with God’s Armor: What Are You Wearing?

Let me ask you something - when you get dressed in the morning, what's the first thing you think about doing? My honest answer? I have to pee, really bad. This mama has a banged up bladder the size of an orange these days after giving birth to three beautiful babies - when it's time… Continue reading Battle Ready with God’s Armor: What Are You Wearing?

Love & Life, Spiritual

Rising Above Rudeness

A few weeks ago, my family attended our oldest child's school auction. We purchased horse riding lessons, a birthday day package at an art studio and a one-time house cleaning package complete with a garden hose, gardening gloves and a few flowers. Elated, I couldn't stop talking about how we got this amazing deal on a… Continue reading Rising Above Rudeness


How My Lipstick Reminded Me of God’s Love

If you’ve studied the Word a little bit, you know the story of the Israelites, Moses and Manna. For a quick refresher of the story in Exodus, God had parted the Red Sea for Moses to lead the Israelites out of Egypt. It had been around six weeks since this had happened and the Israelites… Continue reading How My Lipstick Reminded Me of God’s Love


The One-Word Resolution

The title sounds silly doesn’t it? I mean, I read somewhere today that only a small percentage of Americans, like 20 percent or something, actually make New Year resolutions. I’m afraid to Google the percentage that actually follow through with those resolutions. For someone to have one word encompass everything they hope to strive for… Continue reading The One-Word Resolution


In Search of Grace 

I have been with my husband for more than a decade — almost 9 years of marriage, 13 years together total and we have been friends for 15 years. We, like every single couple on this planet, have our ups and downs. Sometimes it feel likes we are close to hitting the rocks, and other… Continue reading In Search of Grace 


Dear Friend, You Deserve a Break 

Today, my friends, has been one of those days ... the ones you want a do-over. Last night, our sweet P would not go to sleep. Honestly, I was exhausted and on the edge of tears. She was already crying so there were plenty to go around. Despite offering her a sippy cup, extra snuggles,… Continue reading Dear Friend, You Deserve a Break 


From Ashes to Beauty

Does anyone else feel like 2016 dragged them through the mud a time or two? It's no secret that for many people this year 2016 was more than just "meh," it was awful. No matter how I feel, however, I can't ignore the positives that occurred and the behind the scenes work Jesus did for… Continue reading From Ashes to Beauty


Someone Unfriended Me and I’m Cool With It

Does anyone else find the idea of social media etiquette interesting? Social media etiquette is still a different concept to me and I've been on Facebook for more than 10 years. My husband and I are in those middle years were we are old enough to know better and should have a really good grasp… Continue reading Someone Unfriended Me and I’m Cool With It