As I survey social media this week, I am cut to the heart. A lot of people are up in arms about some recent events within the body of Christ. He said, she said...or something like that. Oh, it isn't the first time and it won't be the last, but what are Christians to do?… Continue reading Go Home. Go Out. Do What Matters Most.
Recently, I was weeding one of our flower beds that had become severely overgrown with stubborn plants that did not belong. I had ignored it for quite some time, but after awhile I couldn't stand it anymore. I put on gloves and set to work, ready to clean it up, and looking forward to the… Continue reading A Tangled Mess
Each time someone shares that they are in a season of constant bickering or fighting with their spouse, I say something to the effect of, "That's okay. Fighting is better than apathy. Just fight fairly, and well." It's true. There are seasons. There are days, weeks, and sometimes months, where you feel a constant prickly… Continue reading Keep Fighting
*If I had a dollar for every time I heard the word "mom" today...I'm pretty sure super confident that I would be rolling around in a giant pile of bills, devising wonderful ways to spend my millions of dollars. *What's more, is that when I decided to go get the car washed, by myself, apparently… Continue reading Monday, Monday: Mom’s the Word
I sat, scrubbing away the mud from the soles of my 5 year old's bare feet. He giggled when it tickled and I felt my heart soften. Just 20 minutes before, I was frustrated beyond measure, as I left church early, with three kids in tow. On the way through the parking lot, the 5… Continue reading Muddy Feet
In our culture of self-sustainability, self-help, and self-care, this sounds preposterous. "Stop taking care of yourself." Walk into any bookstore and you'll immediately find an array of self-help books. Scroll through Pinterest for a variety of betterment ideas. Glance at Instagram for a lot of post-workout selfies and green smoothie photos. You get the idea.… Continue reading Stop Taking Care of Yourself
"How have you been?" "Busy!" This seems to be a common exchange among people of all ages lately. I don't know when I began to take notice, but perhaps it was when I noticed myself saying it more and more. It seems to be a go-to answer, especially when you don't have authentic relationship with… Continue reading The Curse of Busyness