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Yesterday was a day of chaos. Both of my kids woke up an hour and a half before their normal time. Exhausted hardly describes how I felt as I rolled out of bed, went to their room, made a makeshift bed for myself on the floor so they could get […]

consider it Joy.


Ever since I was a kid in school, I’ve struggled to ask for help. I’d struggle with a subject but wouldn’t ever ask the teacher or a fellow student for help. Perhaps it was part pride – how dare I not be able to do this all on my own! – and […]

on asking for Things.


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ahem cue the best accent you can muster… She sure is pretty, ain’t she? I love it. I started doodling out the AGAPE inside a heart this summer for some imaginary tattoo I’ll probably never get (I can birth babies sans meds just fine, no needles necessary. I loathe them.), and […]

it is finally Here! {new logo!}



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This week my family and I have all been fighting some wretched kind of food poisoning. All day on Monday I felt queasy and, as a result, ate very little. Just as we were putting the kids to bed, the sickness overwhelmed me and I bolted for the bathroom. Bedtime […]

on letting Go.


“The LORD is close to the brokenhearted, saves those whose spirit is crushed.” – Psalm 34:19 The baby youngest toddler (what?!) has been especially fussy lately. I’d chalk it up to teething but I’ve been saying that since she was five and a half months old and here we are at […]

come to Me.


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I remember when I took my first job in youth ministry. For some reason this moment, this conversation comes back to me time and time again, a memory perfectly etched in my mind. My mentor told me how transitional my life was at the time: I had a boyfriend, not […]

holy Unsettled.



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Each year I blog about my monthly goals for the upcoming year. In years past, I’ve found that breaking it down to monthly goals is more successful – and attainable – than a yearly resolution. I’ll be honest, I haven’t looked at my goals for 2017 since, uh, February. So […]

onward and Upward.


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Just in case my Pinterest board (or last week’s post) doesn’t make it obvious enough…I’ve totally hopped on the saint peg doll bandwagon, and since 50 (yes, fifty) male pegs just showed up at my door (thanks, Amazon Prime!), I clearly have no intention of stopping anytime soon. Why? Simple: I […]

saint peg dolls 101.


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It is no secret that lately I’ve become a bit obsessed with making saint peg dolls for my girls. It won’t be long until the fine folks at Michael’s (because Hobby Lobby is a 35 minute drive away!) becomes like an episode of Cheers because they’ll all know my name. A […]

better than your dream House.



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It never ceases to amaze me how much I learn about God the Father by raising children of my own. And to think, I only have two kids, and two young kids at that – how much I still have to learn! Lately our two year old has been struggling with new […]

crying for Help.


“Suddenly a violent storm came up on the sea, so that the boat was being swamped by waves; but he was asleep.” -Matthew 8:24 If you’ll recall, Jesus and His disciples had gotten out into a boat. Then, all of a sudden, there is a crazy, violent storm that erupts. […]

sleeping Jesus.


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“He got into a boat and his disciples followed him.” -Matthew 8:23 Plain. Simple. Straight to the point. The disciples weren’t whiny toddlers complaining about the size, color, or shape of the boat. The disciples weren’t overtired parents wishing they could get just five more minutes of sleep. When it […]

followed Him.