Life Lately

I wasn’t sure how to start this post.  Do I want to even share this?  I mean, it’s personal.  However the more I thought about it, I realized that there is healing in putting it out there.  So that’s what I’m going to do, because I know that God works everything out for our good. …

Being Still

Good afternoon everybody!  I’ve been wanting to share this with all of you for a while, because it’s been such a blessing to our whole family. A couple months ago my wonderful mother gave these CDs to us.  Usually any kind of kid’s music hits my ears like nails on a chalkboard, but this was…

Goodbye Fear

{1 Year} Has it really been a year? As many of you know, I struggled with severe anxiety after the birth of my second child in 2015. This last month I completely stopped taking my medication (after reducing it over the last few months via recommendation from my psychiatrist).  And it left me with some mixed feelings. …

First Fruit

Hello!  Long time, no see. It’s been awhile since I blogged, because you know, life happens. With Christmas fast approaching, I wanted to share a great way to find a gift and give to those in need at the same time! What is First Fruit? First Fruit is a sweet little shop on Instagram that…

Daily Devotional Time for Families – Guest Post

Meet Mary Mary blogs at Nature + Nurture when she’s not chasing her 2 active boys.  Nature + Nurture  is a faith and natural living blog passionate about nourishing the whole person – body, mind, + spirit. Connect with her on Facebook & Pinterest. Putting kids to bed is a difficult feat, but also an…

Calvin’s Corner: Naptime with Hobbes

Naptime around here is a joke. Cal has been a horrendous napper from the very start.  But in all honesty I can’t be too upset because he generally sleeps ten to twelve hours a night.  He will humor me at times by take a morning nap, but with the intention of not taking his afternoon…

Straighten That Crown

Imagine if Clark Kent saw himself only as Clark Kent. Never knowing that he had the powers of Superman.  Never stepping out in faith to fly.  Never saving the world from the villains who plague its cities.  All because he refused to see himself as the Superhero he was. Here is my cry to you:…

Walking Together

  To My Sisters Walking in the Fire: This post is not an invitation for pity.  Instead it is my opportunity to heal through writing and offer comfort to those currently walking through the flames. Lately I’ve felt the pressure to be “all better now” and possess the ability to enjoy my life as if…

5 Steps to Being a Stress-Free Mom

Sometimes we get into silly arguments over who is more exhausted. But let’s face it, we’re all tired.   Did you know that there is always somebody who’s more tired than you?  Just think about it.  You were exhausted having one child, but the lady who has two children is probably a bit more tired than you, right?  Or…

Deny Yourselves

One of the biggest lies facing our world today is that when we accept Christ into our lives, we think we do not have to change. Oh to be like Jesus! That should be our aim. But many times pride gets in the way. Specifically what comes to my mind is the arrogance that creeps…

Even If

There is something to be said for people who step out in pure unadulterated faith.  Recently I’ve been taking a look at the story if Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego.  I had never noticed how beautiful and strong their faith was in the Lord.  They didn’t waver when their king confronted them about worshipping other gods,…

Those Days

It’s been one of those days.  You know, the one where you just can’t win.  Everything goes wrong and your only goal is survival. Now, if you’ve gotten the impression that I have it all together because of all the cute pictures on Facebook or my Pinterest inspired crafts…think again. I DO NOT have it…