Why My Second Chance at Love is Good for My Kids

Second Chance at Love

We’ve all heard that it’s better for kids to grow up with their mom and dad under the same roof. I wouldn’t dream of discounting that theory, as I am an adult-child of divorce, and I know firsthand the damage done to my emotional well-being by not having a “whole” family throughout my childhood. There […]

The Grace of God’s Work

Get Ready

Purpose. A simple word, for which many of us spend our entire lives searching. To discover that one special intention that we believe, in our heart-of-hearts,  we are destined to fulfill. The exact role that will inundate our life with its determined meaning. And to believe that once we have achieved this duty, we will feel totally and completely content.  Pleased. Satisfied. […]

5 Minutes with. . .Lindsay McCaul {+ a music giveaway}

Lindsay McCaul

Y’all, I am so thrilled to have my dear friend and one of my favorite artists, Lindsay McCaul on the blog today. I had the great privilege of working with Lindsay early in her career and now I get to watch her and cheer her on as she blesses the world with her music. Lindsay […]

5 Truths to Add Grace to Your Marriage

Grace in Marriage

When I daydreamed about being married to my Prince Charming, our happily ever after didn’t include disagreements. Who fantasizes about arguing over silly things? If you’d asked me back then what might cause an angry word between “my whole world” and me, I would’ve guessed money. It made sense that finances should take top arguing- […]

An Open Door and a Breeze of Truth

Open Door

She stood there with fear in her eyes. I had done it again. My strong words and harsh tone had crushed her spirit. It had been three weeks since I stopped the medication, cold turkey. I knew that wasn’t the right way to go about it but I had to know if the war of […]

How To Deal With Mean Girls: Advice for Mothers and Daughters

Mean Girls Verse

Ever since my daughter was about nine-or-ten-years-old, I’ve been attempting to explain to her the phenomena of mean girls; how to deal with them, and further how they never, ever really go away. After all, I still had MEAN GIRLS in my own life – as a grown woman! I addressed this partly because I […]

5 Minutes with. . .Kasey Johnson {+ Mom Essentials book giveaway}


  Happy Friday! I am excited to have author, speaker, blogger, and mama extraordinaire, Kasey Johnson on the blog with us today for our 5 minutes with. . .series. Her latest book/Bible study, Mom Essentials is an amazing and practical walk through 10 words successful moms live by. I personally cannot wait to dig into […]

When Your Summer Script Gets Rewritten


Today’s guest is one of my {Jess’s}  favorite people in the whole world. Donna is a friend, mentor and second mom to me. We’ve walked through a lot of life together and she has poured so much wisdom and love into my heart. As we look to gather in women from all stages of motherhood, […]

5 Minutes With…Ellie Holcomb {+ CD giveaway}

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Today I am so thrilled to have Ellie Holcomb as our guest. This new mama is blessing people with her music while adjusting to life with a little one. If you are not yet familiar with her, check out her album here. Such beautiful and grace-filled words. Grab a cup of coffee, pull up your […]

An Awe-Inspired View of Motherhood


On one of my first days alone with my brand new son, I took him outside and placed him in his chair. His arms flailed, legs kicked and head turned side-to-side. I wondered if he would be an anxious child. He was frantic. But thinking about his perspective, I realized there was plenty to be […]