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 […]

Trenz Christian Tshirts {review + giveaway}

Trenz Christian Tshirt $50 GIveaway

Our kids are at that age where they love to wear their identity on everything from t-shirts to jewelry to hats. Every items they adorn says something about them. They had a great time choosing a cute shirt from Trenz Shirt Company. Our friends at Trenz sent us these adorable, Christian shirts this past month […]

A Working Mom’s School Year Survival Tips

Working Mom Back to School

Y’all, I had no idea how exhausting the month of May could be for parents whose kids are in school, until I became a working mom with a kindergartner. Parties. Mother’s Day celebrations. Recitals. Awards ceremonies. End of the year events. The calendar was full in the homestretch of our first year of balancing school and […]

When Busyness Stings Like a Bee

When Busyness Stings Like a Bee

It happened while we were driving home the other night. I had picked up my daughters, five and seven, from their first night of arts camp at our church. We had screeched in a minute late only an hour and a half earlier, after we had waited for my husband to arrive to take over with […]

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 […]

The Last Supper: A Mother’s Reflection

The Last Supper

School is over. My son, my youngest child, graduated from high school last month. I spread mayonnaise onto a piece of bread, and realized it was the last sandwich I’d make for my son to eat at school.  No more brown-bag lunches filled with sandwiches, chips, and sliced apple. Only the Lord knows how many […]

6 Reasons to Try Apple Music for Your Family

6 Reasons to Try Apple Music for Your Family

Keep reading for 6 reasons you need to try Apple Music for your family + a few tips to get you started! Our house is full of music lovers. For my husband, music is a no-brainer. It’s one of the pleasures of life he loves most and a top priority for him. For me, even […]

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 […]

Teaching Our Children to be Dragon-Slayers

Teaching Our Children to be Dragon Slayers

“I wish I never knew these things! I don’t want to know about all this stuff, Mom!” These words were accompanied by a gush of tears as my 10-year-old daughter poured the pain from her tender heart. This is her 5th grade year in a new country, in a new school, and with a whole […]