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
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?
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
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
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
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
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
My husband is studying theology and Biblical studies through Liberty University right now and one of his classes assigned a spiritual gifts survey as homework. The idea behind the survey is self knowledge of what God has divinely gifted you to do within the Church and in life. Out of curiosity, I took the survey … Continue reading Spiritual Gifts