Trusting God’s Provision in Crisis

Trusting God's Provision in Crisis

I recently found myself in a crisis. At 38 years old, with a four-year-old son, I was diagnosed with stage 1 breast cancer. The prognosis was pretty good, but I was facing four months of some pretty strong chemotherapy, followed by surgery, followed by six weeks of radiation therapy. And all during my son’s last […]

When Hope is Found Where Joy and Pain Collide

Where Joy and Pain Collide

You will surely forget your trouble, recalling it only as waters gone by. Life will be brighter than noonday, and darkness will become like morning. You will be secure, because there is hope; you will look about you and take your rest in safety. Job 12:16 {NIV} My knees bent on the hospital floor with […]

A Prayer for Moms in Transition

Prayer for Moms in Transition

Whether you are sending your child off to school for the first time, sending a teenager off to college, or beginning some other new season for yourself, you might be feeling the pains of transition right about now. Remember back to childbirth, or maybe the videos in childbirth class {if you haven’t permanently blocked it […]

Grace on Display {DaySpring coupon + giveaway}

Grace on Display

We talk a lot about sharing grace in this community. We want to be women who extend to others {and ourselves} the same gift freely given to us by God. But as much as grace is my goal, I struggle daily to walk in it. Some days it feels as though my heart were bound […]

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 […]