Breaking Busy // Giving Yourself Permission to Drop the Ball

If I were your enemy, I’d make everything seem urgent, as if it’s all yours to handle.  I’d bog down your calendar with so many expectations you couldn’t tell the difference between what’s important and what’s not.  Going and doing, guilty for ever saying no, trying to control it all, but just being controlled by it all instead …  If… View Post

Whatever is Pure…and it isn’t Me

If you’ve been around here for very long, you will know a bit about my testimony. Who I am. What I stand for. What I believe. You also know that my past isn’t free of dirt and grime and ugliness. Truth be told, for a long, long time I hung my head in shame over some of the decision in… View Post

It’s still Good

I don’t think any of us like to admit it, but we live in an ungrateful society. We tend to look around at the person beside us, wonder why they have something that we don’t have…and start wishing that things were different. If we are really honest with ourselves I think we would all see that we have a habit… View Post

Fear Not // Fervent Week 6

If I were your enemy, I’d magnify your fears, making them appear insurmountable, intimidating you with enough worries until avoiding them becomes your driving motivation. I would use anxiety to cripple you, to paralyze you, leaving you indecisive, clinging to safety and sameness, always on the defensive because of what might happen. When you hear the word faith, all I’d… View Post

Skeletons // Fervent Week 5

If I were your enemy, I’d constantly remind you of your past mistakes and poor choices. I’d want to keep you burdened by shame and guilt, in hopes that you’ll feel incapacitated by your many failings and see no point in even trying again. I’d work to convince you that you’ve had your chance and blown it—that your God may… View Post

Simplified Life + an Adoption Giveaway

Once upon a time, I could somehow keep my life together. I went to work, I came home. I did whatever cleaning needed doing and boom! Done. Life was simple. The to-do lists that I needed to keep tabs on were pretty menial and I wasn’t one to have an overly active social life. So a “calendar” or a “day… View Post

Who Will? // Fervent Week 4 (part two)

I am going to be really, really honest here. I’ve been a mom for seven plus years now…and aside from praying for my babies during pregnancy and for myself and them during labor and delivery, praying for my children (or my husband even for that matter) was never anything that I thought much about. In truth, prayer in general is a… View Post

Worth It // Fervent Week Four (Part One)

I have to admit, spiritual warfare and talk about “the enemy being at work” is not something that I remember hearing a whole lot about growing up. I think it is one of those things that 99% of churches tend to gloss over, maybe mentioning in passing, but never really taking it serious. Never really teaching people how to recognize his work or why… View Post

Distracted

You know those times in life when you are walking around with a to-do list, a want-to-do list, a have-to-do list and then the I-don’t-even-want-to list all mocking you on any given day? That has been me the last several months. I have started quite a few little things here on this blog that have gotten pushed aside. Between everything that has been going on with… View Post

Wrecked

I really want to tell you what a wreck I am. I want to tell you that I am scared. That I worry too much. That I doubt. That I fear stupid things that I shouldn’t. That I second guess nearly every decision that I ever make. I wonder all day, every single day if I am a good enough mother and… View Post