The Pirate’s Booty.

Last week, I locked myself in my bathroom and cried on the floor while my near three-year-old son banged on the door crying for me to “Open the door!” He had been in a tantrum for nearly an hour and a half now – one that started down at the beach in public where IContinue reading “The Pirate’s Booty.”

Can’t wait, Not yet.

I once heard it said that we raise our children up to actually send them out. The intention of raising kids is to someday let them go. All that time and effort and investment, all that love and devotion, all that protecting and hosting and raising them up here in our homes, is all justContinue reading “Can’t wait, Not yet.”

How to get a good work out in.

Sharing Part 3 of my series, How to be an imperfect parent, successfully! Enjoy these 4 easy steps on how to get a good work out in while Momming… Step 1: Wait until Toddler asks to get dressed. Step 2: Begin to dress the toddler who asked to get dressed. Step 3: Have Toddler who literally just askedContinue reading “How to get a good work out in.”

A year of parenthood. A year of grace. Lots and lots of grace.

A year ago today, Brooks was twenty-eight days old.  I was twenty-eight days into motherhood.  Twenty-eight days into the biggest change of my life.  Twenty-eight days into a life of unpredictability, heart-wrenching emotion and exuberant joy.   Twenty-eight days.  Brooks was so little.  Everything was so new.  I was so lost. Postpartum depression, sleep deprivationContinue reading “A year of parenthood. A year of grace. Lots and lots of grace.”

Put the fancy dress away.

I’m sitting here in my pajamas, with sweatpants on with holes in the bottom.  My shirt is way too big.  My hair looks like I may have been electrocuted in the middle of the night.  My breath stinks because I haven’t brushed my teeth yet.  This is me.  On a Saturday morning.  In all my glory.  IContinue reading “Put the fancy dress away.”

Walking in the Wilderness

It’s a lesson everyone agrees with, but one no one wants to go through. To be in the wilderness. To go through the desert. To walk through the valley of the shadow of death. How we get to that place varies in all of us, whether it’s tragedy, a bad diagnosis, divorce, depression, anxiety, etc.Continue reading “Walking in the Wilderness”

Walk through Darkness

I love to be able to sit and write out my own thoughts, but sometimes it’s better to sit back and read someone else’s. Below are the eloquent words of my friend and fellow writer, Shakirah A. Hill, who just submitted her first book proposal, is an incredible speaker and a joy to know and read.Continue reading “Walk through Darkness”

Ugh… Life.

When I first became a Christian, I had this fantasy idea that all would be right in my world from then on. Life would miraculously get really good, not that my life was ever really bad, but I thought becoming a Christian really sealed the deal. Nothing bad will happen to me now because GodContinue reading “Ugh… Life.”

Calm My Anxious Heart

I love listening to the sound of the ocean. For how raging and forceful the ocean can be, the sound of it can be such a calming force, too. The sounds any body of water makes is so soothing to me.  That’s why in the summer, as long as I am in ear shot of some kind of body of water,Continue reading “Calm My Anxious Heart”