grace

that time I grabbed the scissors…

I am not a very patient person by nature (My husband snorted when he read that sentence. He says I am NOT AT ALL a patient person). Like, for instance, when I get an idea in my head. I will ruminate on it for about half of a day, but then I have to take…

when I hit rock bottom…

I still take a deep breath before I tell my story to someone new. A really big deep breath. Because my story is humbling. I’ve said this before, but it’s true: I’ve made all the mistakes. All of them. There is a reason I am so passionate about God and his love. There is a…

winning at football but losing at grace…

This football season has been amazing. AH.MAZ.ING. We are so thankful for the gift that it has been. We have seen God’s hand in a mighty way and it’s also been really fun to win. But it hasn’t been easy. It’s been really difficult actually, a huge adjustment for the whole family. And we haven’t…

when serving isn’t so glamorous…

Just when I thought that I was doing so well, pride reared its ugly head and gave a mighty roar in my heart this week. Man, it’s easy to let pride sneak in, isn’t it? Of course, on the week that my hubby has extra meetings and trainings every night, and my son has extra…

the struggle and the glory…

I had a moment this morning. One of those moments… the really picturesque ones. The sun was shining, the birds were chirping, I had a cup of hot coffee in my hand and all four of my kiddos were lined up on the front step for a first day of school pic. My three-year-old started…