"Mommy, when will Nana come back?" Hunter asked me as he sat in her chair. "Nana" is the name I have taught my boys to call my mom. I'm not sure why I chose "Nana"; it just seemed like a good name for her the first time Hunter was able to ask me who she… Continue reading “I Miss Nana”- Explaining Cancer to my Toddler
Here's the most obvious statement of the day- life is crazy! Every mom, dad, student, and person can relate. We all have busy schedules, long to-do lists, and not enough hours in the day. Recently, I shared a blog post where I discussed lessons I learned when I spent a few days not being connected… Continue reading Connection Tips
It's not something I'm proud of, but I spent too many days not fully abiding in the Vine recently. Honestly, it's vacation that gets me every time. Not in my normal routine, my time with Jesus, unfortunately, slips to the back burner. Though I had neglected my time in the Word and prayer, the Lord… Continue reading Disconnected, Withering, and Grace.
You could say that I'm a "Disney girl". I grew up visiting Magic Kingdom fairly often, convinced my husband that Disney would be the perfect place to celebrate our first wedding anniversary, and have dreamed of taking our boys since they were in the womb. That dream finally came true this past summer. We took… Continue reading Disney Tips- From Our Trip to Yours.
The calendar is nearing September. Target has covered their aisles in back to school supplies, which are now very quickly being transformed into fall and Halloween aisles. And so yes, that can only mean one thing- school is back in full swing. We've traded our lazy days of summer for the alarm clocks and homework… Continue reading Prayers from Colossians for the School Year.
Yesterday, Jack and I celebrated 7 years of marriage. Our day consisted of ministry stuff and a cancelled t-ball game, which led to a spontaneous family night at Olive Garden (we are looking forward to an actual date night this weekend). But while our day wasn't super glamorous, we were living the dream that we… Continue reading 7 Things that I Would Tell My Newlywed Self.
Happy Friday, friends! I was thinking through of what to post for #FridayFavorites today, and there were tons of options rolling through my head. I mean, really, the Lord has been so kind to give us wonderful, Gospel-centered resources! But I began doing my personal Bible study, and I could not get out of my… Continue reading In Christ (a #FridayFavorite).
“Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth,” is what the Lord commands us through Paul's writing in Colossians 3:2 (ESV). But as I studied this passage of Scripture the other day, my mind was honestly set on everything else but things that are above. My mind was… Continue reading Where Is Your Mindset?
The Pattillo family has some big news to share... We are so excited about this... and maybe just a little nervous... but mostly, so very excited! Adoption is something that Jack and I have always had tucked away in the back of our hearts from the get-go, but we've really spent the last year or… Continue reading We’re Adopting!
Hunter got the dreaded four year old shots not too long ago. Isaac, Hunter, and I walked into the doctor's office and were immediately greeted by smiles. Seriously, the sweetest people work at our office. They even blew bubbles for the boys while I checked in, which Isaac thought was the best thing ever. The… Continue reading Moments for Grace.