Cry Out to Abba

At church this evening, my middle daughter spiraled a little after service. She had made some sort of Valentine's craft and was covered in red glitter. She wanted to wash her hands, so i walked her to the bathroom and turned on the light for her. She's fairly capable, so I walked down the hall … Continue reading Cry Out to Abba

Bible Nerd: Methodical Study and Tools

I'm totally nerding out right now. So one of my Bible study quirks has always been that I'm a note-taker. Writing is how I learn; putting pen to paper commits things to my memory in ways that simply listening or watching do not. With that said, I've also never cared much for study bibles. They're … Continue reading Bible Nerd: Methodical Study and Tools

Homestead Update

Well, I persuaded my husband to light the first fire of the year on Friday evening. It was wonderful. Prior to that I had my minis help me make Swedish meatballs for dinner. Those are the moments I treasure- peacefully functioning and just living life together. I need more of those moments. Sunday I tried … Continue reading Homestead Update

Be Still My Soul

Yesterday was a rough day for me. Let's flash back about 6 years. February of 2014. I had a doctor's appointment (on my birthday) with my new PCP hoping to gain some insight on my unidentified chronic illness. Instead of listening to my complaints, taking into account my personal history, or treating me like an … Continue reading Be Still My Soul

My Prayer for the Church

Guys, it's for realsies truth time. I've been trudging through all the emotions lately. The negative ones I feel bad telling my closest friends about because I feel like I leech all their joy with my "down-ness." But I told 'em anyway. And they lifted me up! They reminded me who I am in Christ … Continue reading My Prayer for the Church

This and That

We've been in the midst of a super busy, hectic season of life recently. My husband was in a car accident last week, and he wasn't injured, thank the Lord. But, that means we're dealing with another auto insurance claim and waiting to hear if his car (which we were over half way to paying … Continue reading This and That

Feeding Myself on God’s Word

I've been in a weird place with our transition to our new church. I've felt loved, and encouraged, but at the same time, there's a feeling kind of like a cute new pair of shoes; they look great, but they aren't broken in and they still feel a little weird. Like, when you buy a … Continue reading Feeding Myself on God’s Word

Simplicity in Hospitality

I've been working on about 1,000 projects all at once. Mostly because a lot of them require dry time. So while I wait on one, I start another. The front door was looking super rough thanks to my ridiculous dogs scratching the Dickens out of the brick mould and the door. Nothing a new brick … Continue reading Simplicity in Hospitality

Listening in the Spirit

A few years back, I really fought a battle between knowing what was the voice of the Holy Spirit convicting me of sin, and leading me to repentance and what was the accusatory voice of the enemy, trying to keep me living in guilt of the past and hinder my spiritual growth in Christ. In … Continue reading Listening in the Spirit

How I Tackle Scripture Memory

I have a knack for memorization. I was a theatre major in college, so I've memorized innumerable lines of frivolous plays and musicals that have no eternal significance in my life whatsoever. But Scripture memory is how we equip the sword of the Spirit, and how we offensively counter the flaming arrows of the evil … Continue reading How I Tackle Scripture Memory