Life

Dear Baby…

Since we found out, I’ve been thinking a lot about you. I didn’t have an over-the-top emotional moment with your Dad the evening of the positive test. No tears were shed. No screaming or jumping around. Don’t get me wrong, you were very much wanted but, frankly, I didn’t believe it. There’s really a teeny, tiny little person in me? No way. What… Read more →

On catching our breath

Have you ever been kicked in the gut? OK, maybe not actually kicked in the gut but have you ever had something hit you so hard or you fell far enough that you got the “wind knocked out of you”?  You know that feeling? What’s even worse, sometimes, is when things happen in life that don’t actually knock the wind out of you… Read more →

Tucked Away

I’m not sure why, but it happens every time I move. Throughout my five years of college, I moved multiple times as most college students do. Started off living at home, moved in with some more family, rented an apartment with a friend, rented a house with another friend, moved back home for a bit, rented from my sister and… Read more →

One Hit Wonder? No thanks.

A few weeks ago, I heard my pastor ask a question. I’ve wanted to write about it ever since as it’s something I like to read, talk, and journal about. The question was:   Do you want to be a “One Hit Wonder” or a person of longevity and endurance in your walk with Jesus? One Hit Wonder A One… Read more →

half way and challenged

Half Way and Challenged

Monday is June first. Only 5 short months ago did we shout “Happy New Year!” with plans to live 2015 well. Now, we’re almost half way into this year that still feels new to me.   Do you like how you lived your first half? How do you want to end the second?   In the quiet, secret place of just me and the… Read more →

On feeling far from God

Have you ever felt far from God? I certainly have. In fact, I kinda do right now. Isn’t it sort of freeing to admit? Some would have a cliche response like: “Well…if you feel far away from God, He’s not the one that moved, you are.” Or maybe ask that question…”What have you done to feel far away?” (Yeah, like any of that… Read more →

Be kind to yourself

I will spare my lovely readers from any details but I had a turn for the worse this past week and was really.really.really. not feeling well.  The kind of not feeling well where you can’t even read (and folks, I always have a book going) to pass the time because you can’t concentrate. You don’t expect 8 months into marriage that your husband would be… Read more →

My Crutch

Yesterday marked three weeks since I last posted. The day of my last post on September 10th, I had an idea for a possible post the next week.  When I have ideas of things to write, I find any scrap piece of paper I can get my hands on and scribble it down.  I used to not jot things down, thinking… Read more →

“Let peace be the umpire”

If you’re anything like me, decisions and choices and needing to figure out what the heck am I going to do with my life has caused A LOT OF STRESS.  I say that in the past tense because I think…a little bit more…something is starting to sink in.  Maybe it’s moving away or experiencing lots of new things recently or getting married… Read more →

Room 223 to the Dance Floor

If I am honest with myself…I have to admit that I don’t follow through with what I feel I’m supposed to do a lot of the time.  This reality is kind of painful, really.  I have good intentions but they stay just that sometimes…good intentions.  I get a thought and I think it through, rationalize the daylights out of it and end up… Read more →