Are Mandated Masks for Worship Biblical?

Man, I have been wrestling with this question for MONTHS. Regardless what your current opinion is, I'd like to encourage you to follow me on this thought train through Scripture and just hear me out as I share with you my process of prayer and meditation on the subject over the last few months. And … Continue reading Are Mandated Masks for Worship Biblical?

Consequences of Disobedience

Well, nothing like a bloody toddler to start your Sunday worship... We got to church this morning (praise God they opened it! Finally...) And I had all the kids go potty before service. My oldest went on his own, but my daughter wanted my help so she didn't soil her pretty dress... Girls... So I … Continue reading Consequences of Disobedience

Family Worship

Today (Tuesday) was weird. I went full out housewife and cleaned the whole house. Okay, the kids helped me clean up all the clutter. ...alright! Fine! It was just the living room! We folded and put away laundry, vaccuumed, and unearthed the sofas. Maybe all the clutter isn't cleaned up, but it sure is good … Continue reading Family Worship

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

Am I Dead?

I woke up this morning, energetic, even before coffee. The "fall back" is always a special time of rejuvination for me- it's like time travel- I get to redeem an entire hour that was lost to me in the spring. Anyway, there was a vigor in me as I prepared for church this morning. Aside … Continue reading Am I Dead?

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

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

Thoughts on Marriage: Christ First

The biggest takeaways from my 9 years of marriage have been monumental in strengthening my relationship with God and my husband, but none quite so much as the lesson that came in year 2. We had just moved to North Carolina where my husband was stationed at Camp Lejeune, as an 0811, field artillery cannoneer. … Continue reading Thoughts on Marriage: Christ First

I Hate Being a Millennial Christian

Hate is a strong word... Let's use disdain instead. I hate disdain being labeled a millennial Christian. Why? Good grief, where do I start? The Millennial generation is the most self-victimized generation in decades. We've coined terms like "triggered" "safe-space" "selfie" "white privilege" "body shaming" and any number of endless "phobias" Millennials are chiefly responsible … Continue reading I Hate Being a Millennial Christian

Why I Stand By TBC

Here in East Tennessee, there's been a bit of a controversy in the news lately over a local Baptist Church who was voted out of the Tennessee Baptist Convention (TBC). The issue stemmed from the church hiring a female pastor, a role which according to Baptist polity only a man is elligible to fill. In … Continue reading Why I Stand By TBC