There’s nothing like holding our babies (or toddler in our case for baby #3) for the first time, is there? Instantly, our world changes. This incredible love we didn’t know existed consumes us, and there’s literally nothing like it.Though our children do change our worlds, can I urge you with this? Don’t make them the… Continue reading Mamas, Don’t Idolize Your Kids
Walk inside almost any home, and we won’t find statues or altars. Therefore, God’s command to the Israelites to not offer their children as sacrifices to Molech is one we quickly skim (Lev. 20:1-5). There’s no way that applies to us, right? Literally, they killed their children as a sacrifice to a false god, an… Continue reading Sacrificing our Children to Molech- Does this Command Still Apply in 2022?
We’ve been home from India for about a month and a half. I can’t believe it! This time has been full of adjusting, exhaustion, joy, and “I can’t believe she’s actually here!” In a lot of ways, though, it feels like we’ve been home for longer, and that Faith has just always been with us.… Continue reading Adoption Update- Our Trip to India!
By God’s grace, I don’t have a ton of regret from my teen years. However, my one strong regret is my heart toward modesty. I rolled my eyes at dress codes and such conversations. God has been kind to change my heart, and I see the selfishness and immaturity in my teen ways. Now, I’m… Continue reading Let’s Talk About Modesty (from a Biblical Perspective)
This was originally published on LifeWay Girls. As summer ended, I planned one last Bible study with my youth girls, complete with homemade ice cream. The ice cream was a complete fail, though, never thickening as it should. I laughed it off and offered milkshakes, but these ministry failures often cause insecurities to arise in… Continue reading Ditching Insecurity for the Security of Christ
In late October, we were thrilled to hear the news that we had received verbal court orders. This meant that verbally, Faith was legally our daughter. The next step was to receive written court orders (basically, put that she’s legally ours in writing). This was a huge step! The judge that gave us verbal court… Continue reading Adoption Update- Our Court Process
Morning by Morning was one of the first ministries to publish my writing. They’re no longer an active site, so I’m excited to share some of my pieces here in my own space. In this internet age, everyone has access at their fingertips to share a quote and claim it as truth. These phrases are… Continue reading Are We Enough? Comparing This (& others) to the Truth of God’s Word
This season has brought big changes for our household. After 10.5 years of student ministry at New Prospect Baptist, the Lord has called my husband to be a senior pastor at a new church. We loved student ministry, but also felt for some time the Lord shifting both of our hearts toward this new role.… Continue reading Supporting Your Husband- From One Pastor’s Wife to Another
This article was originally published on LifeWay Girls. In August 2012, my mom went to be with Jesus after a battle with brain cancer. That moment forever changed my life in every way, including in the way I view ministry. You see, my mom spent her adult life ministering for the gospel. While she was… Continue reading Moments that Matter- How Mom’s Life Taught Me the Importance of Ministry
This was originally published on The Women around SE Blog. I originally wrote this in 2019, so it does have a few edits from the original publishing. "Lord, where is the Gospel in my homemaking?" This is a prayer I whispered to the Lord countless times. I love being a (mostly) stay at home mom,… Continue reading Finding the Gospel in the Midst of Sweeping Crumbs & Doing Laundry