God Operates In The Unexpected

Rarely does God work in ways in which we expect that he will. Even the non-religious among us may admit to believing that God does indeed work in “mysterious ways.”   From Genesis to Revelation we see clearly (thanks to hindsight) that God pretty much always works in the most unexpected ways. He told Abraham…

What Should I Write?

November is the 7 year anniversary of my starting this blog. I’ve talked about it on here before, I was at the After Eve Women’s Conference at my church where I heard Jen Hatmaker and Shauna Niequist speak for the first time. The biggest take-away from that experience was this: “If you have a dream, if…

Aslan is on the move

I just love this quote from C.S. Lewis’s “The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe”. It’s probably one of my most favorite literature quotes of all time. There is something so powerful and exciting and hard to really wrap my arms around entirely within the context and the feel of a very short sentence that,…

Yes

I am coming out of a very long season of No. Ever since I became a parent I pretty much said no to everything that had nothing to do with my successfully transitioning to parenthood. That was a little over 2 years ago. But many other things happened in the last two years. Not only…

How to Lose 50 Pounds?

I am 2 months into my year of discipline and 4 and 1/2 months into my first year of motherhood.  All things being what they are, I think I am ready to start applying discipline to a very undisciplined area of my life: eating healthy and exercising. I have a love hate relationship with eating…

Experienced Not Required

Before I had my own baby, I didn’t have any experience with babies.  I am an only child and I never really baby sat growing up.  One time in high school I baby sat for two kids who were just about 5 years younger than me… we played Super Mario Bros while their parents went…

Secrets Pondered and Treasured

A year ago today, I found out I was pregnant. But before I took my pregnancy test(s), I already knew I was pregnant.  I had been tracking my basal body temperature each morning and, when I saw my temp was 94, I knew. Still, I waited until Brian left the house and then took a…

Fathers Be Good to Your Daughters

#3. Save the day. She’ll grow up looking for a hero. It might as well be you. She’ll need you to come through for her over and over again throughout her life. Rise to the occasion. Red cape and blue tights optional. I am almost 35 weeks pregnant according to my “dates” but I think…

Going All In = Major Life Changes!

Last month I wrote about going “all in” with God. This month I want to tell you what going “all in” has looked like for us over the last several weeks. The week of my birthday, two life changing things happened in the Walters household. Brian, my seminary graduate husband, was offered a job in…

This Year I Am Going ALL IN

Today is my birthday.  Today I am 34 years old.  I really don’t feel 34.  I feel somewhere between 28 and 30, honestly.  But alas, one cannot change one’s age or turn back the wheels of time, so I am willingly settling into my mid thirties today with quiet confidence that this is going to…