Category Archives: faith

I have a {God-Sized} Dream

A few months ago, I hit send on an application to be a part of Holley Gerth’s God-Sized Dream Team. I didn’t expect to make it through and literally squealed when I was one of the 99 women chosen. The program has blessed my socks off over the past few weeks and we are just gettingContinue Reading

What We Can Learn from Tragedy

I have been quiet in this space. A week ago Friday, the landscape of our country changed.  Good versus evil collided in a way that none could have imagined and it has left us shaken, sad and questioning. It did not feel right to write anything that wasn’t related to what is on everyone’s mindContinue Reading

Trusting God in the Wilderness

Now the people of Judah approached Joshua at Gilgal, and Caleb son of Jephunneh the Kenizzite said to him, “You know what the Lord said to Moses the man of God at Kadesh Barnea about you and me. I was forty years old when Moses the servant of the Lord sent me from Kadesh BarneaContinue Reading

God is Bigger Than Statistics and How We Feel

Sometimes the number of orphans across the world can leave me feeling helpless and useless. Sometimes the cost of adoption can make families afraid to even begin the process. Sometimes parenting the children I already have {and failing miserably on a daily basis} makes me think I must be certifiable to consider adding more toContinue Reading

5 Ways to Help Your Husband Feel Loved

    Source: chaseandem.blogspot.com via Emi on Pinterest Mike and I had the privilege of escaping for 10 kid free, work free, responsibility free days in September to celebrate our 15th wedding anniversary. We had a wonderful time together. A few days ago, my hubby remarked that we needed to plan a cruise every yearContinue Reading

An Anecdote of Fear and Angels

When I realized that the only parking available was in a several story parking garage, I felt sick to my stomach.  Parking garages and I do not get along.  I feel like the top of any vehicle I am in is going to be shorn off or that the entire thing is going to collapseContinue Reading

When Worlds Collide

Many of my blogging friends (or should I say friends that blog?) are participating in 31 days of… the brain child of popular blogger, Nester Smith.  I had every intention of participating via In Be’Tween Moms, even had a cute little graphic made. But real life happened. My husband and I went on a 10Continue Reading

A reminder to Be Still

Life can rush by at a crazy pace, especially if we take our eyes off eternity. Lisa Chan, wife of one of my favorite authors, Frances Chan, has just released a short inspirational film aptly entitled, Be Still. Sometimes, when I allow myself to get caught up in the busyness of life- the Mom taxi,Continue Reading

Dear Sweet Pea

You were unexpected. The best kind of surprise. I remember the first day I met your mommy.  I was visiting teen moms at a local high school and she shyly showed me her ultrasound picture.  Her belly was barely swollen and she was already in love with you. Little did I know that 3 monthsContinue Reading

God’s best laid plans

They triumphed over him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony; they did not love their lives so much as to shrink from death. ~Revelation 12:11 Shayla shared part of her story with our local newspaper for an article about the teen mom ministry I volunteer with {and thatContinue Reading