Encouragement

Faith-based inspiration from one mama to another.

Slam the Door on Perfect and Turn to Grace

The first time I hit publish, I was in denial. I could barely admit that I’d started a blog to myself, let alone anyone else. But there it was, a bold paragraph of words plainly existing in an online space without a single visitor. Why would an easy thing like publishing a post that no […] Read more…

God Bless This Hot Mess

A Morning of Mistakes Last Friday morning I was definitely a hot mess. It started when my four-year-old, Kai, had trouble with coughing in the night. He and I woke up several times, falling asleep again after hugs and drinks of water. When my husband’s alarm went off at 6:15, I kept on dreaming. I […] Read more…

My Soul Finds Rest in God Printable

The Quest for Real Rest {plus a printable}

I’m covered in a soft blanket, sitting next to a warm cup of coffee, listening to nothing but the sound of a clock ticking as my two kids nap. My sweet children are sleeping off their fevers, and we haven’t been healthy in weeks. I’ve lost sleep and peace of mind too. Nothing sounds better […] Read more…

Loving Your Small Beginning

My two-year-old daughter, Sylvie, refuses to say the number one. She first learned to count during our games of hide-and-seek by covering her eyes and repeating the number three: “fwee, fwee, FWEE.” Then at Christmas, my sister Amanda taught her to say the number two. There was some serious celebrating! But Sylvie’s discerning sensibilities stopped […] Read more…

How to Be Courageous

Hey there! Today I’m linking up with Shay and Erika to talk about mom fails. Here’s a little story of mine from this past fall. It’s kind of become a classic in our house.   The season of fires glowing in our hearths and candles flickering on our tabletops is here, and my one-year-old daughter […] Read more…

my kiddo climbing a ladder at the playground

How to Move Toward Gratitude

In case I haven’t shared this statement enough, FALL IS HERE, and I’m loving it! It’s the season for all things pumpkin, for changing leaves, for scarves, mugs, and apple pie, for bonfires and football and candles. As a country girl, I’m also particularly aware that fall is harvest season, and that this time of […] Read more…

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