Reckless Abandon after Jesus. That’s my calling and my pursuit.
There’s no sugar coating my story; it’s full of too many mistakes to count. But there is also beauty because of God’s redemptive love. I’m forever grateful for grace. And I’m thankful for the lessons I’ve learned through my failures about what it takes to have strong faith.
I start every morning in the word and on my knees and it’s by far the best part of my day. My better half and I are raising four awesome kiddos; ages 16, 13, 3 and 1. It’s even more crazy than you can imagine, but I love them all fiercely. I choose to believe there is a special place in heaven for mamas who have both teens and toddlers. I honestly can’t remember the last time I ate a meal sitting down, and I shower maybe once a week. It’s exhausting and humbling and amazing all at once.
I love making old furniture new again, paint every room in our house at least once a year, workout daily for sanity rather than physique, and love all things pizza. My nickname is Mrs. Coach and I spend a good portion of the year cooking and baking for my husband’s football players. I love sitting down and sharing stories over coffee and my hope is this site gives us an opportunity to talk about life like we would if we were at Starbucks together… because life is messy and we need each other.
My favorite chapter in the bible right now is Hebrews 12 and I especially love verses 11-13, “No discipline is enjoyable while it is happening – it’s painful! But afterward there will be a peaceful harvest of right living for those who are trained in this way. So take a new grip with your tired hands and strengthen your weak knees. Mark out a straight path for your feet so that those who are weak and lame will not fall but become strong.” I say this verse to husband at least once a week, and he says it back to me even more. It’s the best encouragement we can think of: take a new grip, love. You got this!
The bible tells us to love God and love each other. With open hands, I offer all I have to accomplish just that. All for you, Jesus.