🌬 About four years ago, I was living in an apartment in Vancouver, WA, with my husband and our oldest son who was three. My favorite little boy's curly hair that reached his bold silver-grey eyes always caught people's attention, and if it didn't it was his love for life and enthusiasm that made them … Continue reading How Much Can God Change?
I remember being a working mom with my first son, and when I was pregnant again I wanted to continue working. About 5 months before our second, Brecken, was born, I was doing the dishes and clearly heard the Holy Spirit tell me to quit my job. I remember asking "How could I continue to … Continue reading Give Up! No, Seriously.
This past week I had the incredible and highly intimidating privilege of sharing a thought on "Fatherhood" (the heart of a sheperd) with our church leaderhip team and network. I had a handful of stories to share on this topic, and I ultimately ended on sharing a story of my husband when he found out we … Continue reading 10 Facts To Remember When Stuck In Difficult Situations
I am so grateful to everyone who read, shared, or commented on last weeks post. God has truly been so good to my family, that even though dad faced death, we saw first hand how prayers can sustain us and change things in tough times. As the praise reports and prayer requests have been coming in response … Continue reading 5 Verses To Stand On When Believing For A Miracle
It was a Monday afternoon and I was in Portland, Oregon for college, settling into my dorm room as the Fall semester was approaching. My mom called me that day, I think it was August 13th, 2007. She said my dad had been in an accident. Fast forward two days, I was in Boise, Idaho, … Continue reading Facing Death (A Fathers Day Post)
All through school, even in college, I would stay up late working on homework. I would sit at the dining room table, with only the dining room light on, late into the night. My dad would be in his chair watching the news or some historical/political documentary, my mom would be doing the dishes, and … Continue reading When Life Doesn’t Add Up+
Recently I started something I have never done before. I have started writing a book. Growing up I would be in situations or conversations and think "someone should write a book on that." I have lists in my phone of book ideas someone should write about. Never, did I ever, consider I might be that … Continue reading I Quit
I read a story about this lady who was an orphan. She was a normal girl, who was also a slave. During her lifetime, there was a powerful man who owned many slaves, that set up a training program for women who meet certain requirements. At the end of this program, one woman would be chosen … Continue reading What Is Grace For?
Do you want to be a parent someday? Do you want to be a good one? I’ve been a mom for 7 years and I’ve thought about some of the things I did that really set me up for success in motherhood. Consider this list of things I did, and because I like countdowns, let's … Continue reading 5 Things I Did As A Single Adult To Prepare For Parenting