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…]

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…]

Getting to Know You: Entry 7


I know we normally do this on Tuesday, but I’m on vacation this week so we’re allowed to do things a little backwards. If you’ve been waiting on a response from me, no worries–I’ll be getting back with you soon!  :) Last week I was going crazy. I cleaned my entire house. The. Entire. House. … [Read more…]

Thank You.

Today is Veteran’s Day. There is lots of military in my family. My dad is a retired Army officer. My older brother serves in the Army. My nephew that lives just down the street from me is currently serving. I can bet that there is at least one military veteran in your family as well. … [Read more…]

Hey it’s Monday, and I’m on Vacation!

Yup, you read that right! I couldn’t tell you guys any sooner, because this whole trip was actually a huge surprise to one of my friends going with us. But we’re currently in sunny Florida, waiting to board our ship for our cruise! YYYYAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!! Not that I’m excited, or anything like that. Y’all, we have … [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…]