Finding the Secure in the Insecurity Oct01

Finding the Secure i...

Insecurity is a difficult topic for me to write about. It’s a constant struggle in my life. A voice in my head that I can’t seem to shut up. Always pointing out that I’m not quite good enough – as a wife, mother, friend, daughter, pastor. It’s always the loudest when I’m feeling...

Tall Girl Problems Sep19

Tall Girl Problems

Today’s post is just for fun and something my tall friends (all 3 of them) will get a laugh out of. I’m 6’ feet tall – well technically 6’ and ¾ but I typically leave that ¾ part out. I’ve been this tall since around my sophomore year in high school. I like it – now, not...

Fear Is A Liar Sep18

Fear Is A Liar

It creeps in when you least expect it. Finds its way inside your head and tries to set-up permanent residency. It digs deep, to the core – searching for all your inadequacies, your weaknesses, your flaws. And then it begins to spread its deception. Like a wildfire, it hits hard and fast,...

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...

Canning Ring Pumpkins Sep04

Canning Ring Pumpkin...

The kids are back in school and that means summer is over and it’s time to break out the fall décor. With pumpkin everything being all the rage, I wanted to try my hand at something new. This craft is super simple and took less than 30 minutes to complete. Both pumpkins cost me a total of...

A Treasured Possession Sep01

A Treasured Possessi...

My mom’s bible sits on a shelf in my house. It’s old and worn, and the binding is falling apart. It’s a translation I don’t ever read and her maiden name inscribed on the front proves its age. Yet it’s something I’ll always keep. Her handwritten notes scribbled inside and favorite...

A Shout-Out to the Teachers Aug26

A Shout-Out to the T...

As a mom, I’m probably not supposed to admit out loud that I’m actually a bit excited for my kids to start back at school this week. But I’m guessing most of us are thinking it, right?!? I mean I love the late nights, trips to the park and vacation as much as the next person – but...

Parents Speak Up Aug21

Parents Speak Up

It’s crazy to sit back and look at how different life is growing up for my kids than it was for me.  I’m only 32 and this fast-paced world is a far cry from what I remember back in the “good ole’ days”. As a mom of three, I already feel the need to monitor what shows my kids watch-...

All About The Backpacks Aug15

All About The Backpa...

The fifth annual Great Big Backpack Give takes place tomorrow at NWLife Church. We’ve learned a lot over five years. We’ve gotten better at it. And we love it. Our Backpack Give is the biggest in King County and we feel incredibly blessed to have the opportunity to put on such a fun event...

Removing The Tag Aug13

Removing The Tag

This has been a pretty decent summer for my family. And quite honestly, I’m a bit sad that we’ll have to get back into our school routine in just a couple of weeks. Between trips to Portland to visit with the cousins, swimming with friends, late nights, movies, kid’s camp, a trip to the...