I am so glad that you are here! I would love to tell you that I live a picture perfect life, free of headache and struggle. But, that would be a lie.In fact...my house is usually messy, there's always laundry that needs folding, and I may or may not even have any thing other than juice to offer you to drink. But, I serve a merciful God who loves me and my little family regardless. So pull up a chair (just push the toys on the floor), let me bring you some juice, and tell you all about Him... [Read More]

REcently on the Blog

Noah and Jonah

Currently in July

Reading…  Still working through What on Earth Am I Here For? by Rick Warren, Jesus > Religion (for the second time) by Jefferson Bethke and I Want God by Lisa Whittle. Playing… knock out this to-do list that never, ever ends. Watching… Parenthood Season Six (since we finally finished … [Read More...]

Depression is a Silent Battle via @CourtneyKirklnd

Don’t Judge What you Don’t Understand

I got my first really ugly comment yesterday. I've done well, so far, to brush things off when the not-so-nice comments come through my comment filter. I'm not one to get bent out of shape over things like other people's comments or opinion. And in truth, the comment that was directed at me … [Read More...]

The Other Side of Fear via @CourtneyKirklnd

Why I’m Scared of Having Faith

I have this fear of mediocrity. Of wasting the one life that I've been given, standing before the Lord some day and realizing that I've done nothing at all to make a difference in this world. I've always been scared of leaving behind this place and no one realizing that I'm gone. Or missing me. Or … [Read More...]

Today I Turn 28

Today I Turn 28

Well...today I turn 28. Two more years till I hit the big 3-0. Most people usually toss a "I could have sworn you were already 30" comment my way when they get wind of my age. I'm going to assume that's because of my tendency to spit truth without biting my tongue or because I'm 'wise beyond my … [Read More...]

When Suicide is the only option you think you have...via @CourtneyKirklnd

When Suicide Felt like the Only Option

I haven't always be happy. In fact, there was a time where I had began to wonder if there would ever be anything in my life that would make me feel like this ridiculous life on Earth was worth all of the headaches and heartaches that I endured time and time again growing up. I wasn't abused … [Read More...]


Why People Quit the Church

I've gotten a lot of feedback and read a lot of heartbreaking stories the last few days from ex-church members...ex "christians" (notice that I use the quotations marks when I say Christians). I use those for a distinct reason. Because, like me, many of the people commenting here and emailing me … [Read More...]