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When Anxiety Assails

I went through a horrible period of panic/anxiety attacks when I was a young mom. And the worst part of it all was that I thought God was punishing me.

Wife Goals and Other Things I’m Not

I have felt like there is not enough of me to go around. I feel stressed to the max with no room to wiggle. I am starting to feel like I can’t breathe.

Reasons for the Seasons

The truth is, whether we like it or not, depression is a weapon from the enemy, and it’s more common than we think. We are not alone.

The Funhouse

Our God is an amazingly diverse, creative healer, redeemer, and lover of our hearts. Let’s never put Him in a box, but allow Him to set us free.

Mahi Mahi Taco Bowls to the Rescue

My 12-year-old kept saying over and over, whilst shoveling food into his mouth, “Mom, this is so good. It’s just so good.” That’s how you know it is really good.

Navigating Through Transition

We have transitioned more times than I can count over the last 10 years, but this one has by far been the hardest…emotionally, physically, spiritually.

Speaking Through a Mommy Moment

In my mind, I thought, “Does God actually care about how I discipline them in this specific situation? Does He really care?”

All The Coffee & All The Grace

I have been known to drive 45 minutes one way to hang out, drink coffee, and write. It fuels me. And I always take advantage of the long drives.

Surprised by Pregnancy, Marveled by God

I didn’t want to be pregnant just yet. I didn’t really even like kids. I wanted to pursue my career. So, as you can imagine, those first few weeks of pregnancy were rough.

Step into the Awkwardness

Between doing this so spontaneously, getting honked at for my abrupt U-turn, and letting what seemed to be an overly eager stranger into my car, I was feeling a little awkward.

It’s Way Too Hot In Here

I had to be open-minded. My high school friends weren’t at college with me to be my “fallbacks.” There was no “comfort zone” for me.

Beach Body Blues

I have recently noticed that my bad days of body shame do not just pop out of nowhere. They start with something silly and small.

Why the Long Face?

I felt a knot in my stomach causing tears to well up from inside the deepest pits of my spirit. What was wrong with me? There had to be a problem.

Suckers

They had grown so big and beautiful. Of the three or four that I cut out, two of them had fruit growing on them. But the reason I removed them was for the better of the whole plant.

6 Things I Do Every Morning

If we have some good morning habits, our day will be better. I almost feel like I am setting myself up for success when I do these 6 things every morning.

Racism, the Gospel, and Me

Prior to attending public school, I had not been exposed to racially charged slurs and/or remarks. Stepping onto the schoolyard, I was in for a surprise of my life…

The Bubble

I lay awake at night wondering if I’m doing the right thing or completely messing them up forever. The words of the Bible-study mom ring in my ears, “You can’t keep them in a bubble forever!”