Adoption Update

Last time I posted here, we were waiting on our home study so I figured it was time for an update. The home study went very well! The lady from our agency was super nice and we had a great time visiting with her! She let us know right away that we passed which was…

More About the Adoption

As promised, I wanted to share a few more details regarding our adoption. One lesson I wish I had learned earlier in the journey is that every story is unique. There is no pressure to change our story to match that of anyone else. I hope that you can also remember this while you read.…

Books of 2021

It's been a while since I wrote anything on here! When I teach, all my creative energy goes into that which means the blog suffers. But, January's got me feeling all kinds of inspired so I want to share some of the books I read in 2021. My sister asked for some book recommendations and…

Praying Specifically

  A while ago, I found a post by Jackie Hill Perry about prayer. She was encouraging prayer for the little things. Praying specifically for things that are “insignificant”. I decided to start implementing this because of her next thought.   Jackie mentioned that if we didn’t learn to pray about the little things and…

5 Years

Disclaimer: Don't read if you're not in the mood for sad content. I hope to publish something encouraging and positive soon but right now, I feel the need to share this instead. I clearly remember the discussion Jon and I had on our honeymoon. We talked about what life would be like when we had…

Am I Guilty?

As someone who claims to have accepted salvation, my knee-jerk response to this question is “No, I am not guilty.” And praise the Lord, that is true. But do I walk around with guilt looming over my head? Now that’s a different question.  Although it’s completely unnecessary to do so, I have seen that I…

Omnipotent

As I read the Psalms, I am so blessed. Today I read chapter 62 and was impressed by these verses. “God has spoken once, Twice I have heard this: That power belongs to God. Also to You, O Lord, belong lovingkindness and compassion, For You compensate every man according to [the value of] his work.”…