Hey, friends! Welcome to my little corner of the internet. It’s hard for me to believe where this writing thing started versus where it is now. My mom passed away in August 2012 from brain cancer, and this originally started as a space for me to write about what God taught me from that trial.… Continue reading Why I Write- From Bible literacy, to Adoption, Pastor’s Wife Life, & More
Mom, She Won’t be 16 Forever
This was originally published on LifeWay Girls. In the mother-teen daughter relationship, my experience is only with the “daughter” side. I’m a mom, but my issues are currently stepping on legos and learning ABCs instead of proms, breakups, and social media. My turn will come, though, as my daughter is 4. During my teen years,… Continue reading Mom, She Won’t be 16 Forever
What Scratches on the Hardwoods Taught Me about Hospitality
In 2013, my husband and I were blessed to buy the house I grew up in. Before us, my parents used this home to host my youth group, high school cheerleading squad, friends, and more. When Jack and I bought it, we wanted to continue using this it for God’s glory. Our life during the… Continue reading What Scratches on the Hardwoods Taught Me about Hospitality
Big Church Should Be for Kids Too- Benefits for Children Joining Us in the Worship Service
I recently wrote an Instagram (@casspattillo)/Facebook post with tips about how to make things go (somewhat) more smoothly when our young children join us in the worship service. I realized after I posted it, though, that I probably should’ve written this first- why I believe elementary-age children should join us in the worship service and… Continue reading Big Church Should Be for Kids Too- Benefits for Children Joining Us in the Worship Service
Come to Jesus this Christmas and Find Rest for Your Weary Soul
Are there moments in the Christmas season where all you can think is, “Lord, I’m tired.”? I've been there, especially during Christmases that have occurred in the midst of trying seasons for our family. Even in Christmases that we don't have particularly trying circumstances, one thing I've learned as an adult is that though Christmas… Continue reading Come to Jesus this Christmas and Find Rest for Your Weary Soul
Discipleship Resources We Love (Elementary-Aged Children)
I love a good, doctrinally sound, biblical resource to help disciple my kids. When the boys were in the toddler stage, I shared such resources quite often. We still love some of those same resources (and now Faith is starting to love them!), but we’ve also found others we love as our boys have entered… Continue reading Discipleship Resources We Love (Elementary-Aged Children)
Mamas, Don’t Idolize Your Kids
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
Sacrificing our Children to Molech- Does this Command Still Apply in 2022?
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?
Adoption Update- Our Trip to India!
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!
Let’s Talk About Modesty (from a Biblical Perspective)
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)