May 16, 2023

What do you do when your child is in tears because friends were unkind to her? As moms, we never want to see someone break our children’s spirits. We do everything we can to protect them, but what about the times we can’t? From Laughter to Tears My sweet 9-year-old daughter was in tears the other night after enjoying an evening at the park during her brother’s baseball game. You might be thinking, “if it was fun, why was she... Read more

May 5, 2023

Nothing has made me realize my need for Jesus more than becoming a parent. Motherhood has brought a form of humility and desperation, unlike anything I have ever experienced. I am constantly crying out to Jesus for guidance as I do my best to raise godly, loving humans in this broken world. I’ve been a Christian since I was young and have known and loved Jesus most of my life. While I recognized my overall need for salvation and made... Read more

April 20, 2023

Do you ever feel like you’re failing those around you if you haven’t found success within your skillset and passions? Creativity is a gift I believe I have and one of my favorite outlets for expressing myself. But I’m constantly asking myself, “What are you doing with it?” The Apple Doesn’t Fall Far From the Creativi-Tree My oldest daughter is like me in a lot of ways: her sensitive spirit, her love to laugh and joke with others, her indecisiveness,... Read more

April 15, 2023

Marriage means committing to share the rest of your life, and all the intricate details of it, with one person. What could possibly go wrong? Sharing the same space with someone always comes with its share of challenges, and marriage is no exception! So, how do we prioritize our relationship and keep Christ at the center through the ups and downs of life? I was only 17 years old when I met my husband, and 19 when we got married.... Read more

April 4, 2023

Do you ever find yourself making excuses for not spending time with God? You’re not alone! I’m guilty of doing the same thing. This world demands a lot of our time and attention. Maybe you have more opportunities than you realize though! Realization on the Road I was driving down the highway, headed to work, after running around all morning.  This is what my typical weekdays looked like when I was working outside of the home. I would leave the... Read more

March 23, 2023

Dear mom of the “wild child”, I get it. It’s not easy. Their busy, hyperactive bodies rushing around all the time can be exhausting. You can easily become overwhelmed with feelings of anxiety and embarrassment, especially under the weight of social pressure for them to “behave”. Let’s talk about the “wild child”! You know the one… the kid constantly moving, the one who won’t be quiet or sit still and has a hard time maintaining eye contact because his mind... Read more

March 14, 2023

Jesus First in a “Me First” World In a world that shouts, “look out for number one!”, how do we counteract cultural norms by seeking Jesus first? With so many different things vying for our attention, how do we stay focused on Him in our day-to-day lives? What’s the Word? I’m not normally one to decide on a specific word or theme going into the new year…however, when 2022 began, I had the word “direction” on my heart. I low-key... Read more

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