On July 25, 2019 we officially began the matching phase of our adoption process. On January 8, 2021, we said “yes,” and were matched with our daughter! This phase was so emotionally and mentally draining. I truthfully wondered if our match would ever happen. We even seriously prayed about switching countries. The line from the… Continue reading Adoption Update- Our Matching Story!
The Halloween costumes weren’t even put away quite yet, but the internet was already a-buzz of people putting up Christmas trees. I'm not a "No Christmas till after Thanksgiving" stickler. This year has been rough. We could all use a little extra dose of Christmas spirit, right? However, for me personally, I thought, “I just… Continue reading Christmas is Here, but What if I Don’t *Feel* Like Christmas?
It’s no secret that I’m deeply passionate about Bible study and how every Christian (not just pastors) should be students of God’s actual Word. There are many wonderful resources on growing in biblical literacy, such as Women of the Word by Jen Wilkin and Better than Life, by Caroline Saunders. If “biblical literacy” is new… Continue reading I Want to Study the Bible, but How Do I Practically Do So, Day-by-Day?
This was originally posted on LifeWay Girls. Almost every time I'm on the internet, I see the lie of, "You are enough." Today, I pray you find Gospel-encouragement here. Find freedom in not being enough, but in trusting in the One who is. My youth girls and I dove into 1 Thessalonians as my five-year-old… Continue reading We’re Not Enough, but There’s One Who Is
For years, I struggled to have a consistent “quiet” time. Since college, the Lord has worked in my heart in regards to this. He used trial to birth a deep love for his Word in me. God taught me his Word is a necessary part of my day, not just something to do if I… Continue reading Seeking the Lord When It’s Not Quiet- The Good When Our Kids See Us Read God’s Word
This was originally published on Lifeway Girls (with a few edits. For example, my boys are no longer 4 and 2 like they were when I originally wrote this!) Currently, I’m an all boy mom (ages 6 and 4). There are fifteen Hot Wheels in my purse to prove it! There’s a little girl in… Continue reading 8 Encouragements for Moms of Teen Girls
I'm one of those people that has at least 10 tabs open on my internet at any given moment. My husband makes fun of me for this, but it's basically a visual representation of how my brain feels. One particular night, my brain had a million tabs open. The tabs of school, parenting, adoption, and… Continue reading Having Perfect Peace in a World of Pandemics & Brokenness
What a joy Tuesday Truth has been! I pray this has challenged and encouraged you to trade in this world's lies for the Truth of God's Word. Months ago, the Lord birthed this idea in my heart because I of the belief and celebration of ideas that sounded good on the surface, but weren't biblical.… Continue reading Tuesday Truth- If It’s Labeled as “Christian,” Does It Mean It Always Is?
The internet is wonderful for many reasons, and one of them is how it's connected me with writer friends across the country. Chelsea has been an encouragement and help to me in my own writing, and I love how she uses her words to point people to Christ. I'm so thankful for this article she… Continue reading Tuesday Truth- Should I Cut “Toxic” People out of My Life?
Through this Tuesday Truth series, I wanted to feature the writing of other ladies who love God's Word. A few week's ago, the Lord laid it on my heart to give a voice to some women in my life who are a season or so ahead of me. These real-life relationships are so valuable, and… Continue reading Tuesday Truth- Truth from God’s Word Moms Need to Hear (from my own personal “Mentor Moms”), Part 2