I've fallen into a comfortable routine: wake up, take the dog out, get kid's lunches packed, wake kids up, take kids to school, return home and do a variety of different tasks depending on the day of week, pick kids up, begin evening plans, put kids to bed, and go to bed. My daily life … Continue reading Finding Jesus: Lessons from Simeon
Have you ever been to San Francisco, California? I visited this beautiful city during my early teen years and the fog phenomenon fascinated me. It's mesmerizing to watch the clouds slowly roll back, revealing nature's true intent for the day. The heavy gray roll against the bright blue sky is simply gorgeous! Photo by Patrik … Continue reading The Fog of Motherhood
I tossed and turned, trying to get comfortable. Counting sheep never worked for me. I lay in bed with my eyes wide open staring into the darkness. Loneliness crept into my heart. My 10-year-old self believed I was the only person in the whole world still awake. I mustered up the courage to get out of … Continue reading Searching For Light in the Dark
The first twenty weeks of my pregnancy progressed seamlessly, bringing very little morning sickness and enough energy to keep up with my six-year-old daughter and three-year-old son. My husband and I embraced this pregnancy and did all the fun Pinterest-inspired things we didn’t with our first two children. Joy filled our hearts when we found … Continue reading My Uneven Pink Line
Deactivate Facebook. My heart sunk as the words fluttered through my mind. I knew God spoke this command to me. I would not come up with it on my own! Set time limits on Facebook sounds like me. Quit Facebook? That's the Holy Spirit, friend. I wrestled with God on this Saturday morning. I was … Continue reading Why I Quit Facebook
Could I BE more awkward (said in the voice of Chandler from Friends)? Seriously, we've all known a quiet girl. Here are some things to remember next time you see her.
I became a servant of this gospel by the gift of God's grace given me through the working of his power. --Ephesians 3:7 My first Bible study at my church led me to ask some pretty powerful things of God. It didn't seem powerful at the time, but looking back on how it's changed my … Continue reading My Day
As this year begins, I am so thankful for the lessons I learned in 2014. They will guide me this year as I seek to deepen my relationship with God. I have many resolutions goals for 2015, including to BE STILL (Psalm 46:10) every day to listen for God speaking to me. (My first goal was … Continue reading Ringing in the New Year!
"I promise this very day that I will repay two blessings for each of your troubles." -- Zechariah 9:12 I never, ever will tire of telling the story of Caitlin - though some may tire of hearing it! Early on, my husband and I discussed the number of kids we would like to have. Three … Continue reading My Saving Caitlin Grace
"For I know the plans I have for you," says the LORD, "They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope." -- Jeremiah 29:11 My life verse. I can't even recall the first time I stumbled on this verse, or if someone shared it with me. To … Continue reading My Why