Driving home today, my mind was caught up in the whirlwind of different, yet MAJOR, life decisions we are in the midst of facing. Should we do this, or do that? What are the pros and cons each way? If we did this, then what would happen? And so the whirlwind spun and spun. Then…(Read More)

We were out of town, away from our kids, when my husband jolted up in bed and said he needed to get to the hospital. His weird chest pains weren’t something either one of us would take lightly. My mind was already foggy, with it being 5:30 in the morning, but somehow, I…(Read More)

Have you ever felt as if you had given this journey we are on, all that you had? Have you asked the question, “How long is this season going to last?” Or have you found your self justifying a less than stellar effort? I know I have, but I rarely hear of anyone talking about…(Read More)

This Girly-Mama

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Steve and I were beyond thrilled to find out we were expecting our first child about six years ago. We decided to go the surprise-route and not find out the sex of the baby. Now, I’ve always been more of a girly-girl. I have one sister and we never did the tomboy…(Read More)

The Expendables?

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With the new Expendables 2 movie out, I felt God prompting me tonight to ask the question, “Are you expendable?” Do you feel used, abused, worthless, unappreciated, helpless, hopeless, devalued, unloved, exposed, fearful, derailed from your purpose? This could be at work, at home, at church, with your friends and family, or with your so…(Read More)

I grew up in the church. So I thought I knew the formula – I thought I knew what to expect. But I was in for a huge surprise. Studying abroad for a month sounded like a fabulous way to earn 6 credit hours the summer before my senior year of college. So, leaving Steve,…(Read More)

God, the great I AM, declares that I am now found. I am no longer lost, but many are and it is on me to to be a Proverbs 31 man. To “Speak up for the people who have no voice, for the rights of all the down-and-outers. Speak out for justice! Stand…(Read More)

I just so happened to marry a fix-it guy who thinks it’s fun to spend our weekends slowly renovating our home.  The first time he suggested we “scrape off the ceiling popcorn”, I was incredibly confused.  Is that allowed? But, as I’ve found out, with time and being married to my opposite…(Read More)

So I’ve been doing quite a bit of thinking today and yesterday about a variety of topics all related to high school in some way or another… Yesterday I was at Liberty’s football game, having fun with my friends, when out of the blue I get a text message from my little brother…(Read More)

Temptations…

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“No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.” 1 Corinthians 10:13 ESV This doesn’t mean the…(Read More)