Hillsong United EMPIRES — Giveaway! #EMPIRES #FLYBY


UPDATE: This giveaway is now closed! Please stay tuned for another fun giveaway coming soon! My 6-year-old son loves to sing in the car, and I love for him to sing too! Because we only listen to Christian music in the car, he has learned the lyrics to every song — and wow, can he […]

Josh Duggar and examining my own heart… (a letter to the Church)

View image | gettyimages.com When the news of Josh Duggar’s past sins hit the web, I was completely shocked because I am a fan of the show 19 Kids and Counting. Now that the initial shock has subsided, I’m just left with this overwhelmingly, dark sadness. I’m sad for these poor girls that endured these […]

15 Years of Marriage


15 years ago today, I was a princess bride. Tonight, I’m eating spaghetti and doing laundry. That, my friend, is marriage. I have to chuckle when I think of how different this date is across the years. But I think life is more beautiful now… In the past 15 years, my husband and I have walked […]

Protect Your Children Online This Summer!


Summer is just around the corner, and with that comes more access to electronics for most of our children. Just like we always remember to protect our children from the sun by applying sunscreen, we need to remember to protect their hearts from inappropriate material online! It is so easy to stumble upon inappropriate material […]

Are Blogs Dying? What Are Your Thoughts?

Blogs are dying, the experts say. Fewer people follow, comment on, or read blogs. The thought saddens me because I have viewed my blog as a ministry. But the simple truth is this: My blog is not a ministry. My life is. If I share my heart to encourage others online, that is just be […]

Wilderness Prayer


  Wilderness can feel like many different things, Lord, but mostly it feels lonely and unending, even if we would never admit that to most people. “We’re fine“, we say. “Doing just great”. The truth, though, is that we feel lost. Wandering. Weighted down. Trying to find the purpose of this wilderness. Trying to find […]

Speak Life. (reminder to myself today)

speak life

Y’all, can I just share what’s on my heart today? Because it is eating away at me….  Yesterday morning, I went to the Urgent Care (yay for kids passing along strep 😉 ha!), and the nurse, an older lady, started talking to me while taking my blood pressure. She asked about my kids, since I mentioned […]

GIVEAWAY: gMovies! {Plus free 2 week trial for everyone!}


Do you ever get frustrated, trying to find decent family-friendly entertainment at home? It seems like there is nothing on TV any more than isn’t just pure filth! That’s why I am SO excited to offer each of you a free (no strings attached!) 2 week trial of gMovies! Plus, one lucky winner will receive […]

Gone With The Wind {must read classic}

Gone With The Wind Book

I just finished reading Gone With The Wind for the first time, and I feel like I just said goodbye to an old friend. The movie is visually stunning and, of course, is a classic Hollywood film. However, I have to say that the movie dulls in comparison to reading the whole novel. [keep reading for […]