Say and Pray Bible {review + giveaway}

Say & Pray Bible Review + Giveaway

My kiddos are now beyond the board book stage but I’m always on the lookout for adorable ways to introduce the littlest ones to Jesus and the Word of God. Tommy Nelson and Diane Stortz have once again created a wonderful tool for families with young children to build faith together. The Say & Pray […]

A Prayer for Moms in Survival Mode

Prayer for Moms in Survival Mode

Any mamas out there feel stuck in survival mode? I see that hand. I, too, am more familiar with this place than I would like to be. The never-ending cycle of mothering tasks can be enough to make you certifiably crazy, even on a good day! Laundry, dishes, and cooking are my trifecta, and when […]

When Summer Doesn’t Go the Way You Planned

Summer Road

This is not the post I intended to write. I intended to write about my garden, about how it is my hobby but also my respite from the world. About how all moms need such a place to go for clear heads, quiet hearts, and a re-centering of mind and purpose. But I couldn’t write […]

Help for the Bad Mood Mom

Help for the Bad Mood Mom

Yesterday I shared my desire for freedom from the weight of motherhood in order to enjoy the true pleasure of being a mom. I mentioned my desire to be “free from the bad mood that clouds my head and my heart most days.” Maybe I wasn’t completely honest. Maybe I down played it a bit. […]

What Freedom Looks Like for Moms

Celebrate Freedom

We came home that day a family of four. After two years of struggle and loss we had fought the battles and won the war for our children. It was July 4th and so fitting that we would exhale on that day, free to now live and grow together, without battles to fight to see […]

In the Morning When I Rise Give Me Jesus

In the Morning When I Rise

It’s Monday. And this time I’m meeting the week with hope and expectation but there are times this is not the case. Mondays when I dread the week ahead. . .my never-ending to-do list. . .the lack of structure that summer brings and the anxiety that comes along with it. Been there? Or are you […]

A Prayer of Surrender for All of Life’s Burdens

A Prayer of Surrender for all of Life's Burdens

And behold a leper came and worshiped Him, saying, “Lord, if you are willing, You can make me clean.” Matthew 8:2 Twelve months ago my husband and I decided to start trying for baby #3. Our first daughter was a surprise {so technically we were pregnant after one month of “trying”} and with our second […]

Jesus Calling for Little Ones {review + giveaway}

Jesus Calling for Little Ones Review + Giveaway

Jesus Calling has been a big blessing for our entire family. I use the original version daily for a quick and meaningful devotion in the midst of crazy, busy days. My kids are beginning to use the children’s edition to connect with Jesus and I look forward to sharing the teen devotional with them in […]

The One Who Rescues Us When We’re Sinking


…fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Hebrews 12:2 Splash. In the blink of an eye, she was in the water.  My three-year-old daughter sank into […]

When It’s Time to Fight for Our Children

When It's Time to Fight for Our Children

I don’t tend to be a fighter by nature. {Okay, well, I perhaps used to be in one particular contentious, twenty-year relationship, but it’s not my desire or true bent or natural tendency…in fact, I hate conflict.} But when it comes to my children, I am a mama bear just like the rest of the […]