Love & prayer. These are two words ever so close to my heart. There are two "men" who are always on my heart. I pray for them constantly throughout my day because it's all I've got. I'm praying for one I love because I know no other way to love him. I pray every day… Continue reading Draw the Circle
One day you wake up and you're no longer young. I mean young, young. As a woman, you near a certain point where you begin to be more and more certain that you will not give birth to a child. Some women go through adulthood with that desire a distant thought or a "Eh. I… Continue reading Babies & White Picket Fences
Brushing a girl's hair behind her ear once a day will solve more problems than all those therapists and drugs. - Atticus I'm writing a love story. I thought I was stuck. Last weekend, I thought I'd never get past this mess of my own heart. The pieces still broken - fearing hope. But the… Continue reading A Love Story in Progress
As 2017 comes to a close, I started thinking about my word for 2018. Every year for quite some time, I have had a word for my year versus a list of resolutions (my resolutions were always quickly forgotten). Somehow, the word always fits. There have been times I don't know why that particular word… Continue reading Fearless
I didn't want to go to church last night. But I went. It's a good thing I did. The last year has been incredibly challenging. I'm tired and worn. A few weeks back, leading up to last week, a series of events happened that have been the straw that has broken the camel's back. The… Continue reading Fear & Faith
When I was young, I read a bunch of books by Emilie Barnes. Between her books, my desire to be a mom & adopt, my long standing love of all things homemaking, and entertaining, I was convinced I would be the best wife & mom . . . ever. In one of Emilie's books, The Spirit… Continue reading Waiting & God’s Will
When I last wrote, I was still struggling through the home search process. Why is that so stressful, ya'll? But I found the house, finished packing, and last Saturday, moved in! So thankful that process is over! The new neighborhood is so quiet. I love it. My kitchen, my favorite room in the house, is… Continue reading Home Sweet Home
I had the privilege growing up of going to a church that had some pretty great youth leaders. In junior high we were challenged with a question. Will you follow Him no matter what it takes? I said yes. Not a doubt in my mind. I was willing to die if that's what it took. My… Continue reading Even This?
I drove my messy hair and thirsty heart here a short time ago. There are times when the pain is too much, and the ache too deep. Today? It's one of those days. Oh is it one of those days. Mother's Day brings it out in me. At least in recent years. I try hard… Continue reading Messy hair. Thirsty heart.
Be praised for all Your tenderness by these works of Your hands Suns that rise and rains that fall to bless and bring to life Your land Look down upon this winter wheat and be glad that You have made Blue for the sky and the color green that fills these fields with praise -… Continue reading The Color Green