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…]

I am My Sister’s Keeper

Yesterday at church we talked about how man is made in God’s image. We’ve started a new series called “In the Beginning” and so far it is fantastic. My little journal is getting filled with notes and new insights. But you know what got my attention? At the end of service our Pastor gave an … [Read more…]

The Hardest Thing

I want to do this post well. I want it to be filled to the brim with grace, grace and even more grace and not sound the least bit condescending or discouraging or any other negative adjective you could think of. I’ve written this post at least five times in my head, but more than … [Read more…]

Rise Up, Lioness

Last month in my You Can, We Can update post, I mentioned that I was joining in with Lauren from 34 Magnolia Street on a new campaign called Operation Read your Shelves. The goal is to finish reading all the books we have piled up on our bookshelves, share what we’re reading with others, and … [Read more…]

Your Story Matters!

Last night we had dinner with our pastor, his wife, and two other new members of our church. We go to a really large church, but community is really important for them. In an effort to really grow our church’s community, our pastor has started hosting new members at his house for dinner, desserts and … [Read more…]

TBT: Weight Worries

Last night I went shopping for jeans and it did not end in a complete emotional breakdown. You should know that this is a pretty big accomplishment because the reason I was shopping for jeans is because my jeans from last year barely fit. Going up a size in jeans is enough to spin any … [Read more…]

A No-Good Awful Crummy Day

Anyone want to take a guess at how my day went yesterday? I had a really great idea for a Wifey Wednesday post today. I even had about half of it written as of Monday evening. Then yesterday happened and I literally could not imagine me opening my laptop to write one single word. Because … [Read more…]

Waiting My Life Away

All my life I have been waiting. When I was a child I couldn’t wait to be a big kid who could go to the buffet at Ryan’s without an adult (dreams of children everywhere, I’m sure.) When I was in middle school I couldn’t wait to be in high school. When I was in … [Read more…]