How to Find Purpose in the Pain

To watch/listen to this post:   In between her violent gasps for air, as she sobbed uncontrollably, her dark eyes narrowed in on mine and she screams out, “I feel like I’m drowning” at the top of her lungs. It wasn’t a cry for help but served more like an exclamation point to the grief … Continue reading How to Find Purpose in the Pain

How I’m Learning to Get Real with God

Sometimes I’m not all good with God. Sometimes I’m so damn mad, frustrated, and even disappointed in Him. I know as a good Christian girl, I am expected to keep feelings like this to myself and surrender them to Christ, let His Word calm the raging seas that threaten to devour me, and trust that … Continue reading How I’m Learning to Get Real with God

Single and Pregnant in the Church

You know that level of gratitude where your eyes flood with tears and that lump gets caught in your throat; the kind that nearly brings you to your knees because---because well, grace? I find myself in this place often, actually. These past weeks I’ve been transported back to a time of incredible insecurity, unknowns, and … Continue reading Single and Pregnant in the Church

“And Mean It!”

My parents had some unconventional ways of dealing with my siblings and me when we needed some….redirecting. For example, when my brother, Joel and I were about 7 and 8 years old, we got into trouble and as a consequence, my brother who loved to mow the lawn—was literally *obsessed* with mowing the lawn-- was … Continue reading “And Mean It!”

Dear Boy Dating Our Daughter 3

This is the final installment of "Dear Boy Dating Our Daughter". This series of letters has been written as a communication tool only as a way to discuss the often difficult topic of dating  with our children, our expectations as parents, in addition to what we hope and pray they look for and be in a … Continue reading Dear Boy Dating Our Daughter 3

Dear Boy Dating Our Daughter 2

Last week, I began a short dating series titled "Dear Boy Dating Our Daughter". These letters will serve solely as a communication tool for my girls. In no way would I ever consider actually sending these letters. I'm pretty sure any boy interested in our girls would run for the hills! I decided to write this series because … Continue reading Dear Boy Dating Our Daughter 2