Today's my 30th birthday! Reaching 30 is kind of crazy; wasn’t it just yesterday I spent every Friday night cheering? Some days it feels like 16 wasn’t that long ago, but a quick glance at my life reminds me those days are long gone. Though sometimes I miss the carefree life from back then, I… Continue reading A Celebration of 30- 30 Things God’s Taught Me Over 30 Years
If you haven’t heard the news, we received our CARA approval last week! We waited a long time for that, and I could spend pages writing about God’s goodness and sanctification during that time. We celebrated with bowls of ice cream and a family dinner at Pizza Inn. Now, we set our sights on… Continue reading Adoption Update- The Matching Process
It’s been a while since I’ve done an official adoption update, because there really haven't been any updates to give. We’re so blessed to have so many people asking about our process, though, so I wanted to share about what’s going on. We’re currently (still) waiting on CARA approval from India. This is the initial… Continue reading Adoption Update- Extended Wait Time for CARA & Glorifying the Lord.
This was my excited face as I went to Target alone with a gift card in hand (what a combo!). This little “break” was refreshing, but honestly, it was nothing I needed or deserved. When it comes to breaks and "me time", here's a tiny glimpse into the thoughts I’ve battled the past few weeks-… Continue reading Finding Joy & Satisfaction in Motherhood- We Need Jesus, Not “Breaks”
I’ve got good news- summer's coming! I’ve been counting down since spring break, and I look forward to slow mornings, lake days, and evening walks. While it’s easy to think summer is for us and let it slip away into a blur of Netflix binges and lazy days, I want to challenge it's not for… Continue reading Summer isn’t for Us- Being Intentional for Jesus.
I read Psalms to my boys as they pushed fire trucks around. They interrupted often, and usually, their comment wasn’t Scripture related. Instead, they were telling each other to stop touching their toys. I grew frustrated and wondered, “Does this even matter?” I’m sure I’m not alone in this thought. We want to talk to… Continue reading Mama, What You’re Doing Matters.
Several weeks ago, I had the opportunity to do one of my favorite things- teach the Word at Chapman FCA. I shared some of my family’s story with losing my mom, and encouraged and challenged them from James 1:1-2. Here, James commands, “Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds,… Continue reading The Fight for Joy on Mother’s Day & in Every Trial.
Womanhood is an interesting word to define in our society. Some say it’s independence. Some say it’s breaking the glass ceiling. Others define it by marriage and motherhood. To be honest, our society’s view on womanhood is a bit twisted. They say a real woman climbs the corporate ladder and lives a “me-first” life. Sadly,… Continue reading Defining Biblical Womanhood- Is it Independence or Motherhood? (Hint: it’s neither).
I heard Little Big Town’s new song, and it stopped me in my tracks. I googled the lyrics to be sure I heard them correctly, and sadly, I did. “I’ve heard of God the Son and God the Father. I’m still looking for a god for the daughters.” Daughters, please hear me loud and clear-… Continue reading God FOR the Daughters
It’s hard to put into words the ups and downs of the adoption process. I had an Instagram post all typed up to ask for prayer (which we still need, but more on that in a sec), but then we got a phone call with some wonderful news! So, now, I’ve got a prayer request… Continue reading Adoption Update- Still Waiting on CARA + a Matching Grant