I detest my dental appointments. I've been known to call and reschedule the bi-yearly cleanings simply because the anxiety over going was too much to handle. Growing up, I never had a cavity. I had the normal cleanings, yet even those traumatized me! So imagine the anxiety that filled me when I learned I had … Continue reading God Cares About My Teeth
I tossed and turned, trying to get comfortable. Counting sheep never worked for me. I lay in bed with my eyes wide open staring into the darkness. Loneliness crept into my heart. My 10-year-old self believed I was the only person in the whole world still awake. I mustered up the courage to get out of … Continue reading Searching For Light in the Dark
The first twenty weeks of my pregnancy progressed seamlessly, bringing very little morning sickness and enough energy to keep up with my six-year-old daughter and three-year-old son. My husband and I embraced this pregnancy and did all the fun Pinterest-inspired things we didn’t with our first two children. Joy filled our hearts when we found … Continue reading My Uneven Pink Line
I look around and feel overwhelmed by messages telling me I'm "not enough." Not skinny enough, parenting well enough, putting enough effort into my home, spending enough time with my spouse, giving my children enough experiences, etc. It. Is. Exhausting. Overwhelming. Social media accelerates these messages when I mindlessly scroll through feeds and see what everyone … Continue reading Hey Momma, It’s Okay . . .
"You are good, good, oh, you are good, good, oh." The worship leader crooned out these lyrics while the congregation around me joined their voices in uplifted praise to a Good God. I crossed my arms and fought back bitter tears. I closed my eyes and lifted my head. "You are not good. I will … Continue reading When Life is Bad, God is Still Good
"Give thanks in everything" (1 Thessalonians 5:18 HCSB) I've been working through Max Lucado's book Before Amen, a book about the power of simple prayer. I LOVE this book and I love his pocket prayer. I have adopted this and use it daily. Today, I worked through his chapter "Thank You" and couldn't wait to … Continue reading Gratitude