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
By God's grace, he saved me at the age of 7. Though I've walked with the Lord for a long time, it wasn’t until my early 20s I learned a truth that was a game-changer for me when it came to studying Scripture. This truth deepened my love for God’s Word. It’s made my personal… Continue reading The Big Story of the Bible & How that Changes Our Bible Study
Hey, friends! It's been a while since I've written an official adoption update here, so I wanted to share what's going on. We're learning about this process as we go, so I'm going to attempt to share what we're learning in hopes of giving you some insight into our process. On January 8, our caseworker… Continue reading Adoption Update- Waiting on CARA Approval and the Matching Phase
This past Sunday was such a sweet one as Jack and I shared about our adoption with our church family. We shared our heart for adoption, where we’re at in the process, and specific ways our church can pray (side note- I have an adoption page here on my website where I try to keep… Continue reading God’s Heart for the Fatherless & Widow & Practical Ways We Can Love Them Too
What a year 2018 has been! We began our adoption process, joined the mini-van club, and Isaac turned two, which means we officially have no babies in our house and are in full toddler mode around here. The Lord taught me so much. I want to end 2018 by filling this post with praises to… Continue reading Reflecting on 2018: Specific Praises to Our God!
Jesus is better. We sang these lines at church recently (click here to listen to this song by Austin Stone Worship; it’s one of my favorites!). I stood with my brothers and sisters in Christ and sang this truth that Jesus is better than our sorrows, our victories, everything, and the Lord used this non-Christmas… Continue reading Christmas Traditions Are Great, but Jesus Is Better.
I haven’t done a backhandspring in over 7 years, but when we walked out of our last home study meeting last week, I was so excited that I felt like attempting one! Mostly, we are done with our part of the home study, so the question a lot of people are asking is, “What’s next?”… Continue reading Adoption Update- What’s Next After the Home Study?