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.
Goodness, the Lord has been doing some disciplining on my heart over the last few weeks. I've debated on sharing this, because it's not my best moment. But I know that I'm not the only person struggling with this, and I want to be authentic here in this space. I was reading through Hosea (definitely… Continue reading Tearing Down Altars.
To my boys (& any future children that the Lord may bless us with)... There's really not adequate words to describe how I much I love being your mommy. I look at each of you, and am completely humbled. I'm humbled that the Lord has entrusted you to your daddy and me. You are precious… Continue reading A Letter to My Boys
My recent post was more of a "processing" one. It was the result of me coming home after a busy Wednesday and just needing to process missing my mom, how the Lord is still good in the midst of it all. Technically, this post is a follow up to my last one, because the Lord… Continue reading What Cancer Gave Me- The Lesson of What Matters.