How Do You Find The Time?

If I want writing to become a bigger part of my life, I need to carve out specific time to do it each day. That in and of itself is daunting and discouraging because I really don’t carve out time for anything consistently. I dream that I will be the kind of person who spends…

For I Know The Plans I Have For You

I remember the first time I ever head this famous Bible verse: “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord. “Plans to prosper you, not to harm you. Plans to give you a hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11 I was 16 years old and hanging out with one of my…

Reclaiming Time With Smartphone Apps

A few months ago I wrote about how I was struggling to stay connected to the Lord during this busy season with a new baby in the home. Before Lucas was born I found a good rhythm for my study time during LucyKate’s nap time. It worked great for that season but I knew that…

Life Happens

I wrote a blog post tonight. I spent well over an hour on it. But several things are preventing me from posting it. Remember how I said yesterday that I don’t post a blog unless I feel like God has given it the green light? Lets just say that the light is still red. Now…

Confession: Sometimes I Miss My Job

So you probably know that I am a stay at home mom now. After LucyKate was born I stopped working full-time and went extremely part-time, only working 10 hours a week. It was an awesome gig and I am thankful to have had that job as I transitioned from full-time work in an office to…

My Favorite Female Musician of All Time

My favorite female musician of all time is Patty Griffin. Her music moves me at the deepest level. She is a singer/songwriter and a master at her craft. I’ve seen her in concert several times and each show has been a unique and original experience. I first heard Patty’s music when my friend Sarah played…

Two Years Old

Today we celebrate LucyKate’s second birthday. I wanted to write a heartfelt and meaningful post in honor of her special day. But I just can’t. I have tried all day and the words fall short. So I will simply say this: Lucia Kathryn, being your mom is the best thing. I am infinitely grateful that…

Trapped in a Box

I posted this pic on Facebook earlier today. This is where poor Mrs Potato Head lives these days. I look at her and feel her pain. When I tried to come up with a quality blog post I kept thinking of her and how that is how my brain feels: trapped in a plastic box!…

Thoughts on My “Comfort Zone”

I remember when I was a teenager I would have never been caught eating alone in a restaurant or going alone to see a movie. I could barely tolerate going to the mall alone. If I did find myself on my own and needed to eat I would get food to go and eat it…

Make Yourself At Home

An influential voice in my life recently told me that it takes at least a year, up to two years, to truly feel settled into a new home. We moved in December 2011, December 2012 and June 2013 so I suppose that means I have been in an ongoing state of being unsettled. I only…