Launch Time is Coming

Do you know that feeling when God keeps trying to teach you something yet you don’t want to hear it? First, He whispers quietly, but you don’t answer. Next, He nudges you a bit, but you don’t respond. He keeps trying to get your attention until He finally throws this thing in your face so many times that you can’t help but say, “Ok, God. I’m listening.” Yeah. That’s been…

Update on our Adoption

Well, I feel like I’ve sort of been off the radar as far as our adoption goes, so I wanted to update all of you who have been asking about it and praying with us. As many of you know, we have felt God’s call on our family to adopt a child from India. Our kids are so excited and keep coming up with names for this new addition to…

The Importance of Worship

I love being part of our worship team at church. I’ve been involved in church music ministry in one way or another since, well, as long as I can remember. Music speaks to my soul in ways that not much else can. When we lived in Georgia I was not part of a worship team and I missed it immensely. So coming back to Tennessee and jumping back in to…

What I’m Loving, Edition September 2017

Y’all. Will fall ever get here? I was looking forward to the cool Tennessee weather but so far, it has been a huge disappointment. Here are a few things I’m loving as I wait for the cool temps. The Quest: This Bible study by Beth Moore is unlike anything she’s ever written. Her usual studies are filled with lengthy homework (which I actually love, by the way) and deep dives into…

His Love Endures Forever

Many of you know about our son Jonah’s autism diagnosis and the many struggles we’ve had over the past few years. You can read about some of our raw emotions and some of his past behaviors here. Peter and I, along with family and friends, have prayed and prayed for the Lord to heal Jonah. And last week we were given proof that this is exactly what He is doing.…

Facing the Storms or Facing Jesus?

Recently I was having an in-depth discussion with Jonah about the miracles of Jesus. He is six years old, and quite possibly the most literal person I’ve ever met. We were discussing the miracle of Jesus walking on water and Jonah kept mentioning how awesome it would be to walk on water like Peter did. And as he so duly noted, “We might need Crocs for that!”  As we discussed…

Goals and Jesus (plus a book recommendation!)

What is your goal for your home and family? Have you ever given any thought to that question? I am notorious for having goals and dreams and then not following through. Just ask my husband and he could probably make a list a mile long of all the things I’ve started and not finished. I get super excited about a new exercise plan or a new chore chart system or…

I Want to Be “Anchored In”

Over the next couple weeks, I am going to be sharing with you what I’ve been learning through some recent books that have been published. And for the record, although I was provided with an advanced reader copy, I do not get any sort of monetary compensation for promoting these books. I just love them and want you to love them too!   It’s no secret that our family has…

What I’m Loving, Edition August 2017

Well, we’ve all survived our first month of school. We’re exhausted, just like every other family, but we are sort of finally getting into a routine. Here are a few of my favorite things this month. Stitch Fix: Ok, so here’s the deal. I signed up for Stitch Fix several years ago when it first came out and I wasn’t super impressed. But because I have recently returned to work…

In The Busyness

In the busyness, I feel exhausted. In the chaos, I feel stressed. I wonder if I will be able to manage everything and everybody. And I worry. I worry if my children are getting what they need from me. I worry that I’m not being patient enough with my husband. I worry if I’m enough.   But then it happens. After a hurried morning of searching for shoes and breaking…