7 Truths for Parenting

I recently walked out of an OB appointment before seeing the doctor. With tears in my eyes, I tried to avoid the nurse’s gaze and keep my voice from shaking as I gathered our things and told her I would have to reschedule. Because of a change in my husband’s typical schedule, I had both…

On Making the Most of our Time

Faithful time management is an ever present challenge for me. Each day, there are {seemingly} too many things vying for the best of my time, energy, mental and physical attention. What is most important? What can be dropped? How do I prioritize well and balance the various roles, responsibilities, and opportunities the Lord has given…

Laundry and the Gospel

Anyone else just {a tad} behind on laundry? Sometimes it’s comforting to know there’s another mom right there with you buried under the pile. So, here’s a reality picture for the sake of solidarity {and, yes, that print on the wall is crooked and too high}. For the past three days, this is the first…

Hey there, ol’ bloggy blog

I feel like the blog is an old friend that I need to get to know again. We have a lot to catch up on. I’ve missed being here, documenting bits and pieces of our story. Maybe I’ll be able to play catch-up over the next few weeks. Or maybe not. Life is full during…

The new year (so far).

As ususal, we’re living life in the fast lane. If we did nothing BUT take care of our two kids, our life would be a wild, crazy, busy adventure. {Take our lunch today at Firehouse, for instance. The poor people eating around us had no idea they would have the joy of witnessing the circus we…

Dear church member (from a young pastor’s wife)

Dear church member, Can I share something with you? Regardless of which local body of believers you are a part of, I can almost guarantee that your pastors really love you. They take God’s command to “shepherd the flock that is among you” (1 Peter 5:1-2) very seriously. According to pastor John MacArthur, “A shepherd leads,…

Hard but worth it.

They may look picture perfect, but there’s more behind those cute, Christmas-y smiles than you can see. Like the 50 bad pictures taken to score this good one. Or the fact that Luke was bribed with a sucker or two to get him to smile. (#momoftheyearaward) Or the unshowered, haggard-looking, yoga-pants-wearing young mom behind the…

A few of my favorite things. . .

Well, current favorites, mind you. September has been such a whirlwind. We’ve been burning up the roads every weekend, and in between, I feel like I’m spending quite a bit of time unpacking, washing, and repacking. Have you ever traveled with two kids two and under? Packing for two days is like packing for a…

Today

7:30– Woke up. Nursed a baby. 8:00– Peanut butter toast for a protein boost. Dishwasher unloaded. Short “play-time” with John Wicks. 8:30– Morning greetings and diaper change for Luke 9:00-John Wicks down for a nap. Breakfast for Luke. Breakfast clean up. 10:00– Craft attempt with Luke (painting). Less than 10 minutes. Paint all over him….

’round here. . .

Our days have been full but still slow enough for the occasional  daily afternoon nap. This past weekend, we had visitors. Adam’s parents and brother’s family stayed with us for the first time. My mom and second mom, Donette, also stayed a (different) night with us. They were all able to worship at our new church…

Lately. . .

AKA . . . Photo dump from Insta. You’ve been warned It’s been a busy couple of months, and I haven’t had time to write about all that we’ve been up to. So, here are a few a lot of my favorite pics for documentation. In January, we went to Gatlinburg for a weekend with our nearest…

A New Season

Why is it so difficult to embrace where God has us currently? It seems that we’re constantly looking forward to the next big thing. They say hindsight is 20/20. All too often, it’s only in looking back that we see just how precious the last season really was. There have been times during our seminary…