A New Year, A New Season Jan07

A New Year, A New Se...

Typically I like the start of a new year. New goals, new dreams, new lists – I’m totally into all that stuff. With the start of this new year however, I’m just not so sure. Yes I’ve got some new goals I’m excited about and I’ve chosen a word for the year that I’m happy with, but...

First Steps May05

First Steps

This kid right here turns 11 this month. 11 on the 11th actually. His big golden birthday and he’s been sure to remind us of that fact more than a few times. I remember being so worried when I found out I was pregnant with Carter. At only 21 years of age and a year into married life – he...

Dear Kids: You Would Have Loved Her Apr30

Dear Kids: You Would...

  Over the last month or so, my 10 year old son has been asking a lot of questions about my mom. Beyond wondering what color hair she had and what types of things she liked to do, he’s also asking questions about the different kinds of cancer she had, who drove her to the hospital when...

Name Calling at the Grocery Store Dec12

Name Calling at the ...

I was doing some grocery shopping with my ten year old son the other day and as we were standing in the aisle, picking out a few things, a lady stormed past us. She immediately started yelling at the two teenage girls sharing the aisle with us. Her voice was filled with anger as she told the...

3 Ways I’m Growing as a Parent Oct21

3 Ways I’m Gro...

I long ago gave up the dream of one day holding the title of a perfect parent. Honestly, what does that even look like? Instead I’m trying my best to raise three respectful, well-mannered, kind-hearted, Jesus-loving kiddos. I haven’t mastered any part of parenting, maybe because it always...

Hope Continued Sep17

Hope Continued

This past Sunday I had the opportunity to share for our One Hit Wonder series. You can listen to my message or any of the messages from the series by clicking here. The topic was to be something that is near and dear to our hearts, and I knew a message on hope was where I wanted my focus to...