Part One: A Change of Heart

I tried writing this post two weeks ago. I started it. Then I scrapped it. Then I started again. Now it is completely different from what it was and I am just praying that it is all that it should be. I am also praying that you read these words with an open heart and … [Read more…]

5 Years and Counting!

Today, my friends, is a very special day because today is my five-year wedding anniversary. Five years! It doesn’t seem like a long time when you consider other people who have been married for decades, but something just seems more legit when I can hold up an entire hand when people ask me how long … [Read more…]

The Journey Continues

Let’s go on a little journey together, okay? I promise, the destination is worth the length to get there. Trust me. 2 years and seven months ago Roman and I decided we were ready to expand our little family. Our um….efforts…..were casual at first. We stopped not trying to have kids and we thought that … [Read more…]

Law or Love?

  I’ve been using a plan developed by She Reads Truth  to read through the Bible in one year. We finished up Leviticus last week and I must say I struggled through that book of the Bible quite a bit. It’s hard for me to reconcile the God of Leviticus to the God of the … [Read more…]

Fear and Faith

  “We don’t have any kids, and I want to make sure that his gravesite will always have a flag on it for Memorial Day when I pass.” A simple statement made by a stranger that stroke panic into my heart. “We don’t have any kids…..” We don’t have any kids. I don’t have any … [Read more…]

The Battle for My Mind

  Two weeks ago I shared a small part of my struggle with anxiety. I was so thankful to hear from so many of you—whether in the comments or on social media or personal text messages—that the post was helpful. I’ve been thinking a lot about that post…..what it means for me and for you … [Read more…]

3 Ways to Overcome Anxiety

Before I had reached the age of ten, I already had issues with anxiety. I remember going off to summer camp and worrying about whether or not my parents had died in a car accident on the way home. Would I even know? Or would I just wait for them to pick me up on … [Read more…]

Lent and I

My husband always {somewhat} jokingly prides himself on “converting” me to the Pentecostal church. I traded Southern Baptist and their neat hymns and sacred services and just-as-sacred fried chicken for raised hands and long worship songs and got to keep my sacred fried chicken. We would joke sometimes about how repetitive and “old school” Baptists … [Read more…]

Do the Next Thing

The first four months of last year my husband and I were in the most anxious season we’ve ever been in. Roman had applied for his dream job……..except his dream job was in a city two hours away. Not a big deal, except we had spent almost our entire lives in our small community. Taking … [Read more…]

50 Shades of Danger

My little brother became well-acquainted with the stove burners as soon as he was tall enough to reach them. “Don’t touch that Stephen! It’s hot, it will burn you!” I remember my mother calling that out to him as my cute-faced little brother stood on tippy-toes and reached toward the burner. She tried to cross … [Read more…]