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Gratitude Challenge

We all know deep down that we are more blessed than we acknowledge, so I’m laying down a challenge to you, my sweet readers. Some of you may be weary these days, not wanting another list of things to do, but some of you might be up for the task. So this year,...

Reframing Failure

I ran for class vice president four years in a row in high school. I never once won. Doing the same thing over and over expecting different results is one definition of insanity. So, was I insane to gather those signatures and make those posters and put my precious...

How Do I Keep My Hope Alive?

When you think of the word hope, what comes to mind? For some of us, hope is a dirty word. That’s okay. We need to admit it and start where we are. Hope is such an interesting concept and one that I fear is misunderstood and too easily thrown around in churchy circles...

3 Practical Ways to Handle Worry

How much of our time and energy do we as women lose to worrying and anxiety? We’ve got huge things on our minds like how is our marriage really doing, am I a good enough mom, will my kids turn out okay, what if it’s cancer, should I change jobs, should I move, will I...

I’m Scared to Get Married Again

{originally written in March of 2015, two months before I remarried} Let me say this upfront: I like Tall-Shadow. I love Tall-Shadow. I’m in love with Tall-Shadow.  And I believe to my core that he likes, loves and is in love with me right back. I mean, c’mon… Let me...