For The Love | My Review of Jen Hatmaker’s New Book

Last summer I got my hands on an advance copy of Jen Hatmaker’s newest book “For the Love” and let me just say right out of the gate that I LOVED it. I laughed, I cried, I shouted AMEN in hearty agreement. This is a book that women will enjoy most, but I know men…

Whole30 Chili Recipe 

So I decided to do another Whole30 in March! I started on March 1 and have  tracked this mostly on Facebook but I decided to post some of my recipes here on my blog to spread the Whole30 recipe love 🙂 Today is a prep-work success story! I made a breakfast casserole this morning and…

The Whole Scoop on my Whole30 – Part 1

My husband and I completed our first Whole30 on January 30 and stuck to it through to the end with no cheats. I documented the experience on Instagram and Facebook by posting a photo and a few reflective observations at the end of each day. I didn’t set out to post these daily photo updates,…

Aslan is on the move

I just love this quote from C.S. Lewis’s “The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe”. It’s probably one of my most favorite literature quotes of all time. There is something so powerful and exciting and hard to really wrap my arms around entirely within the context and the feel of a very short sentence that,…

Growing Up GOP

Today I came across a New York Times article titled, “Why Teenagers Today May Grow Up Conservative.” I found these observations to be quite legitimate and wanted to share how my own personal experience reflects these findings. I was born in 1977. When I was 8 years old, I wrote my first letter to the…

Goals

Well, October is gone and I did not write for 31 days. I did good though. I did better than I thought I would and better than I did last year. Despite failing to write for 31 days, I am still proud of what I accomplished. I learned alot about myself through putting together these…

Seasons

Ok so I have a really good reason for not writing the past several days. I was scheduled to give a devotion at my MOPS meeting. I was having a hard time figuring out what to say and basically poured all of my time and focus into getting that over the finish line. So since…

Confession: Sometimes I Miss My Job

So you probably know that I am a stay at home mom now. After LucyKate was born I stopped working full-time and went extremely part-time, only working 10 hours a week. It was an awesome gig and I am thankful to have had that job as I transitioned from full-time work in an office to…

For I Know the Plans I Have For You…

I remember the first time I ever head this famous Bible verse: “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord. “Plans to prosper you, not to harm you. Plans to give you a hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11 I was 16 years old and hanging out with one of my…

Thoughts on My “Comfort Zone”

I remember when I was a teenager I would have never been caught eating alone in a restaurant or going alone to see a movie. I could barely tolerate going to the mall alone. If I did find myself on my own and needed to eat I would get food to go and eat it…