Full Armor

Full Armor

I don’t know about you, but the last seven days have been beyond rough for me. Anxiety has visited me more than I would like to publicly admit. I haven’t experienced warfare like this in a while! Marriage, parenting, health, and more have been attacked this week....
Promises Never Fail

Promises Never Fail

It was November 6, 2017. I was emotionally numb, broken, and hurting. I was stuck in a toxic relationship cycle that I couldn’t break free from. I wanted to move on, knew I needed to move on, but just didn’t know how. After a long night with little rest, I woke up and...
The Waiting Place

The Waiting Place

I’ve always dreamed of adoption. It was a calling marked on my heart from a young age and a dream I carried quietly for many years until I met my husband. When we were dating, I shared with him the desires of my heart and the deep calling I felt towards adoption. I...
Blindsided

Blindsided

Donnie and I were at the shore with our friends, L.T. and Beth. Jamie, my daughter drove to meet us, and because we really didn’t have any plans, decided she wanted to do a “photoshoot”. We walked to the beach, and Donnie, barefooted with pants rolled up, walked right...
Blessed Are the Meek

Blessed Are the Meek

What do all of these events have in common? Barry Manilow’s record “Mandy” goes gold. Haldeman, Ehrlichman, and Mitchell are all convicted of crimes in the Watergate scandal. Superbowl IX took place as the Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Minnesota...
How Our Cup Overflows

How Our Cup Overflows

Years ago, I discovered something important. If I acted a certain way, I could get a lot of attention. I could make people laugh, and I could feel accepted. The scene of this discovery was a youth retreat talent show. While I thankfully did not decide to test this...
Break the Chains

Break the Chains

“Are you sure you really want to post that?  I mean, people are going to think you really have a problem.” I laughed at how ridiculous that question from my husband was.  I had just shared on social media how I was celebrating one year of choosing to not...
Get Away with Jesus

Get Away with Jesus

“I work 50 hrs a week!” “I didn’t sleep well!” “I have kids!” “I don’t know if I believe in God anymore!” “What do I say?” “I’m exhausted!” “I don’t see God anywhere right now!” The list of excuses goes on and on. I’m currently a CORE Discipleship Intensive student at...
Hit the Pause Button

Hit the Pause Button

I saw it. I saw the social media post that broke my heart. The person that I’ve carried in prayer, the leader that I’ve respected, the friend that had a huge impact on my life, they’ve let me down. Unfortunately, failure comes in all shapes and sizes, and while media...
Finding Treasure

Finding Treasure

My family recently celebrated the 6th birthday of my daughter, Jade. I always like to take specific time at birthday milestones to reflect on the past year in my child’s life and to marvel at the person I see them becoming. This year, one thing stood out to me about...