It was 2014 and I was (once again) driving to the Christian preschool my son was attending to deal with a disciplinary issue. Once again taking time out of my respite because he wasn’t succeeding. “Broken Hallelujah” was popular that year, being still a new(ish) release to Christian radio. I found myself raising hands and … [Read more…]
This morning I drove to church – alone, feeling guilty. Between working all week on moving things over to our new house and my having to play the piano for both Easter services at our church this morning, “Easter” activities for the kids got the short end of the stick… By short end, I mean … [Read more…]
I sat down to work on our yearly Christmas e-mail this past Wednesday. Three hours later I was still typing and formatting. I got done and was completely overwhelmed and undone. December has already been so full. Just. So. Full. Of. Goodness. Sunday two weeks ago, we joined a Sunday School class that is discussing … [Read more…]
“For so he giveth his beloved sleep…” Our Sunday School teacher reads the words, and I literally laugh out loud with a snort. Let’s just say that I wasn’t feeling all too holy that morning. Once again, our special-needs five-year-old is in a disregulated phase, resulting in freakishly early mornings for this tired mom. For … [Read more…]
Last year, our family left the church we had been attending for over two years and began searching for something that would be a better fit for our family. While Ezra’s needs were not the main reason we left, they were definitely a factor. Going forward, we knew we would need to find a place … [Read more…]
In the bottom of my nightstand drawer sits my Bible. It is every bit the cliche of the “Bible collecting dust tucked away somewhere” that I always heard preached about. In all of the writing I’ve done here on my blog about faith, I haven’t talked much about it: the Word…tucked away in the bottom of … [Read more…]
August 25, 2015 – 39 weeks, 6 days I had originally planned to title this post “Strong enough? Finding the balance between female empowerment and dependence on God.” And I’m going to talk about that, I promise. But I realize, at 1 day shy of 40 weeks up at 5:30AM having contractions, that I can’t … [Read more…]
some of the randomness that’s been going through my head the past few weeks
Friendships between single and married women: some practical advice for married women, single women, and churches.
I realized then that I had hadn’t developed a new friendship with a single woman since I got married at the age of just-turned-21.
Beauty in the Mess ~ Edition 01.09.14
While this definitely wasn’t the most perfect, intentional, awe-worthy Christmas, we were oh so blessed the entire month long.
I would be lying if I said that the transition has been easy. But God has definitely made this place our home.
But then Allume will be over and I will return to the real. To the one-on-one. To the ladies I sit next to in choir and church Bible study and potluck dinners.