Alarmingly Broken

Do you ever long to have the naivety of a child again? Adult conversations are heavy. We no longer talk about how fast our new shoes make us run or how many times we can spin in a circle without falling over.   As we age, we grow in knowledge which prompts us to draw … [Read more…]

Performance Tread-Me-ill

If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me will find it. What good will it be for a man if he gains the whole world, yet forfeits his … [Read more…]

Date With Daddy

But now, this is what the Lord says – he who created you, O Jacob, he who formed you, O Israel: “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine.” Isaiah 43:1 Kylie was used to seeing Daddy take Mommy on dates. You can imagine her excitement when … [Read more…]

Have You Seen This View?

O Lord, you have searched me and you know me. You know me when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar. You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways. Before a word is on my tongue you know it completely, O Lord. … [Read more…]

My Baby Doesn’t Like You

Kylie has the privilege of having two older brothers, which means you will find her sitting on the sidelines watching sports come rain or shine. One particular night on the sidelines of flag football, Kylie did not love the late evening time slot her brother’s team was playing in. Every few minutes or seconds for … [Read more…]

Flyover the Familiar

When my middle child, Kaden, was three years old, he loved to play with airplanes. The knees on his jeans would wear out from flying his planes around. His grandfather and uncle worked for an airline, which added to his excitement. Red planes, blue planes, and dark grey planes lined up neatly on the rug. … [Read more…]

From Big Time to Pee Wee

God weaves football into my family’s life in a beautiful way. Growing up, I watched my childhood sweetheart, Chris, play under the Friday night-lights in high school and then again on the collegiate field. After we married, I watched him compete in the NFL for eleven years. Not only did football provide a living for … [Read more…]

The Performance Trap

Welcome to 31 Days of The Performance Trap I accepted a challenge to write each day in October, and I will be linking up via The Nester‘s 31 Days website. I am excited to share my heart and hurts with you in hopes of freeing us from a performance trap so we can live in the freedom … [Read more…]

It’s Time to Open Our Hearts

I fried a pan of bacon this morning for my kids’ breakfast. It may not seem like a big deal to most people, but to me it is. It’s been twelve years since I stood comfortably in front of a stove boasting hot oil. I stood comfortably today. The smell of hot oil brings back … [Read more…]

Thanking God Allows Me to Say “Yes” to God

Here I sit on Sunday night facing the same busy schedule I faced last week, but something is different. I am different. Last week, I went through the tedious process of planning and came up short on time. I had to feel the frustration of logistical challenges with my kids in order for me to … [Read more…]