WWJD: Make time or excuses?

There is this quote I often see circulating around on the internet. It goes something like this-"People make time for what they consider a priority," or something of that nature. In essence, this is what that means: We make a priority, give our time to, and seek out what is essentially important to us. For [...]

I quit…and it’s not what you think, I bet.

I’m quitting social media. Yep. Every single bit of it. For an indefinite amount of time. And here’s why: It’s a time sucker. While I’m standing over the stove cooking dinner, I’m scrolling. While I’m waiting in traffic, I’m scrolling. While I’m waiting in the doctors office, I’m scrolling. While I’m folding laundry, I’m checking [...]

The memory keeper

There is this mythical parenting truth when it comes to pictures. It has often been said that when your first born comes along, you snap away. Not wanting to miss a single moment. With others that follow. Not so much. I have scrapbook upon scrapbook of my oldest. Sports scrapbooks. Scrapbooks filled with field trip [...]

His Kind of Rest

"My presence will go with you, and I will give you rest." Exodus 33:14 For weeks now I have been yearning for some type of rest. For time to just be still and be with God. In His presence. Life has been busy, and at times it has been hard to snag a few minutes [...]

My Go To Therapist

This I declare about the Lord: He alone is my refuge, my place of safety; he is my God, and I trust him. Psalm 91:2There is something therapeutic about spending time in the salon. If the completely selfish date with oneself is not enough to make you feel better, than certainly the head massage that [...]

Relax and Thrive on Crazy

"The only true gift is a portion of thyself." Ralph Waldo Emerson I have started to notice something about myself in recent years. Relax? It's not necessarily something I know how to do. From one job to two, schoolwork to ministry, kids to housework, to being a wife…well, there isn't much time to relax. When [...]

More than a Dirty Sock

"Anyone who welcomes a little child like this on my behalf is welcoming me." Matthew 18:5 "And, the first Camp Hall of Fame Award goes to Pastor January!" I had survived my first church camp experience. I was also exhausted, was losing patience, and really wanted to get on the bus and head back home. [...]

To-Do: Be a Little Boy’s Mommy

 Make the most of every living and breathing moment, because these are evil times. So understand and be confident in God's will, and don't live thoughtlessly. Ephesians 5:15-17 It has been one of those extra long days. Another day when the snow has completely wreaked havoc on our routines once again. I still have counters [...]