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When God says, “Lay it Down”

When God says, “Lay it Down”

We all have a word. Maybe you don’t have a word. Instead, you have a thought, a goal, or a dream. You might not be a New Year’s resolution type, but we all want more for our lives. My word for 2018 is expectant. I […]

Winter is Coming

Winter is Coming

It was a super windy day. My husband and I were talking in his office when we both noticed that it literally looked like it was raining leaves. The wind was fierce and the trees were ready to drop their leaves. The perfect scenario. I […]

Empty Space

Empty Space

I don’t know about you, but I do not like empty space. I am a filler. Hand me an empty calendar, and I will write in all the things for all the days with color-coded pens. Give an empty schedule and I will fill that […]

The Room

The Room

When we first decided we were going to move to Texas twelve years ago, my husband and I hopped on a plane and flew to the Lone Star state to check it out. We’d drive the communities we were interested in and begin planning and […]

Step Back

Step Back

I like to lament. I like calling it “lamenting” because it sounds a lot better than whining. David lamented in the Psalms and is known as, “a man after God’s own heart.” So, I will stick with lamenting rather than whining. Bear with me. I […]

My Best Life

My Best Life

“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.” John 10:10 I follow a lifestyle blogger who touts living her best life. She just turned forty and decided that it is about time […]

The Plan

The Plan

I was sitting on my little couch getting ready to send out an email when I noticed the banner ad. It caught my attention immediately because it spurred excitement way down in my soul. The ad was for seminary. Now, some of you are like, […]

The Messy Mingling

The Messy Mingling

I had a dream. I was at a conference and a speaker did not show. I was asked last minute to fill in. I did not have any content; nothing written down. I had gone as an attendee desperately wanting to fly under the radar […]

Push Thru

Push Thru

I went to a summit in my field. I walked away feeling inspired and discouraged all in the same whirlwind of emotions. I wanted to get to work and pull the covers over my head. I wanted to chase down all my goals and crumble […]

Cannon ball

Cannon ball

I love celebrating my friends’ successes. I get so excited when I go on Instagram or Facebook and see them thriving in their dream or that step they took based completely on faith. It’s fun and I love jumping for joy for them. I know […]