Experiencing Joy in a Struggling World

Yesterday, after awkwardly attempting to share the story of why I believe that our house was such a gift from God, I found out about 2 separate tragic deaths. Both are far enough removed from me that it doesn't really make sense for me to be grieving, but they really hit me hard. I found... Continue Reading →

God Hears Your Petty Prayers

Earlier this week, I laid on my stomach in our bed in complete despair. I was budgeting, and we couldn't make it on what we had. There was no way to meet all of our needs. I was going to have to get a job and leave my sweet little girls in daycare, or Patrick... Continue Reading →

A Book

People talk about how reading a book is like going on a journey. In some ways, that's just a thing they say. But when you read something that really speaks, And especially if it is really about a journey, That thing they say holds something more. It is a reality that springs up in front... Continue Reading →


Have you ever thought about checking yourself into a mental institution?Felt like you were looking into a mirror on the backside of your brainAnd that all you found was the potential for terror and not to mention, horror-Your own ability to destroy everything good in your own life?I think the most horrifying moment in life... Continue Reading →

To Emma

Dear Little Emma,My precious little girl, prettiest thing I've ever seen. I'm here to tell you about your daddy.┬áHe's come at a time I thought you would never be. I stopped wanting to see you, so the pain wouldn't eat me alive. I dreamed you last night and I couldn't even breathe. You are the... Continue Reading →

The Saddest Thing I’ve Seen

Ok, we take a break from "The Circumstances" story, to talk about the saddest thing I've ever seen.This comes on because this weekend, I met a lovely man, had a couple of great conversations with him. He texted me this morning, and we found out that I am moving to his hometown in 2 weeks(I... Continue Reading →

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