The Fear of Stepping Out

| Faith, Personal

Comfort zone. My favorite place to be. Wrapped up all warm and cozy with what is familiar. With what doesn’t cause me anxiety. Or stress. In a blanket of content and stability. And I am guessing that I am not alone. Comfort zones are some incredibly inviting and fuzzy places to be. Where our heart feels settled. […] Read more…

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Divide and Multiply

| Faith, Family, Mommyhood

I will n.e.v.e.r. forget the moment. The exact moment when it suddenly “hit”. When my heart was officially divided. Split. When my love for one little being was now shared between two. There were tears. Hormonal, no doubt. Guilt. An abundance. And lots of questioning… ~”How was I going to do this?” ~”How am I […] Read more…


The Perfect Family

| Faith, Family, Mommyhood, Womanhood

A half-dozen months ago or so, a sweet friend posted her pregnancy announcement photo on social media. The family already knew they were having a girl, so they introduced “her” to the rest of the world via ultrasound photo. I was thrilled to comment and read others’ “congratulations” as well, on their precious new addition, […] Read more…



| Faith, Mommyhood, Personal

They can be a.n.y.w.h.e.r.e. They can show up e.v.e.r.y.w.h.e.r.e. Hidden in technology. Piling up in the laundry room. Calling through the upstairs hallway in the form of tiny voices. Staring at you from the kitchen sink. And now, more than any other time of year, swaying your attention, at any given moment. By way of […] Read more…

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| Faith, Family, Mommyhood, Personal, Womanhood

Yesterday afternoon, a very sweet friend of mine shared a post through social media. A collection of words that would undoubtedly touch a.n.y.o.n.e.’s heart. A story that totally and completely broke mine into a million pieces She prefaced her sharing by requesting prayers for this incredible family. And their fight. Their very public journey. Their […] Read more…



| Faith, Family, Personal

I could not have asked for a more beautiful October day. Sunny. Breezy. Mid-seventies. The girls had a great morning. After a week on fall break without naps, arguments, tears and hurt-feelings had become a daily occurrence. But today was different. There was a grace in the air that was bound to be releasing. Refreshing. […] Read more…


Chain Reaction

| Faith, Mommyhood

Oh, sweet mamas. We’ve all been there. Sweat pouring down our brow. Praying our back doesn’t suddenly give out. Lassoing one with our legs, while simultaneously trying to pry another’s mouth open for at least 30 seconds of “quality” tooth-brushing. Dropping empty threats, left and right. To at last get everyone into bed. Again. And again. And once more. Eventually, […] Read more…

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| Faith, Family, Mommyhood, Womanhood

Do you ever feel that sting? As in, “I-am-not-exactly-sure-what-I-really-accomplished-today” sting? You know the one…you show up (late) to your daughter’s Halloween school party with store-bought football cupcakes (because that’s the only remotely fall-related item left in the bakery), which, of course, were placed next to the Pinterest-award-winning pumpkin sprinkle cookie treats… … only to be asked, “Why didn’t […] Read more…


“Worry about nothing…”

| Faith, Personal

“Worry about nothing.” “Pray about everything.” One of my a.b.s.o.l.u.t.e. favorite scriptures. Easiest to recite over-and-over again in my mind. My go-to words of choice in the midst of any troubling thoughts. Experiences. Situations. Still, in being so perfect and simple, it continuously remains the m.o.s.t. difficult for me to live out. How do you exactly, “worry about […] Read more…



| Faith, Family, Personal, Womanhood

Life. One p.a.s.s.i.o.n.a.t.e. rollercoaster ride. Full of twists and turns. Ups and downs. Smooth-sailing and unexpected shifts. Fascinating, yet incredibly frightening, all wrapped into one whirlwind of a journey. Unpredictable. Which is at the core of the enjoyment of it all, right?! And in the thick of preparations for am upcoming move…remodeling, packing, working soccer practices, games, […] Read more…


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