• Life,  Marriage,  Motherhood

    The Gift of Grace

    “[Grace] is a kind of shorthand for the whole sum of the unmerited blessings which come to men through Jesus Christ. . .it means. . .the unconditioned, undeserved, spontaneous, eternal, stooping, pardoning love of God.“ Alexander MacLaren’s Commentary (Expositions of Holy Scripture) As Christians we have the unique opportunity to learn to give others grace because of the grace that was given to us first. Giving something they don’t deserve because it is love is the example Christ has set for us. Giving grace is hard because it goes against our natural, selfish hearts. But it is so beautiful to show Jesus to others by giving loving, unconditional, patient, undeserved,…

  • Life,  Marriage,  Motherhood

    Intention: Connection

    I am here. This phrase stuck out to me as a listened to my latest favorite podcast, Find the Magic. They were touching on the topic of enjoying the younger years of childhood as a mama. One of the speakers was sharing that she often uses that phrase as her mantra to help her get through each day. You’ll hear people use the phrase “this too shall pass”. . .remembering the bad days will be over soon and the good days will pass too soon. Or maybe “the days are long, but the years are short”. Whatever your ‘mantra’ may be, I think they all centralize on the idea of…

  • Life

    You have what you need.

    There is something incredible about having peace about where the Lord has us even if it’s not what we pictured for ourselves. Where we’re at right now isn’t perfect, but it sure is beautiful. Just so you get a little background, my husband, Stephen, bought a house before we were married and we lived in that house for a little over 2 years before we moved. When we moved to TN in January ’17, we were so graciously given a house to live in while we got settled and Stephen found a job. Then we lived with Stephen’s sister for one month (her family deserves a medal for putting up…

  • Life,  Motherhood

    Be Like Jesus

    There are days we gotta look at our mom-life as a job…just put our head down and grind it out….humans are screaming, the bills are past due, and I don’t dare ask that toddler to pick up one more toy. There are days where we’re on cloud nine of mommy-hood…we got out the door on time, the children are listening today, and we suddenly dream of hundreds of babies just running around us in the warm sunshine (might I add we all have IG-worthy outfits on in said “dream”) Some days are good days and then there are the days we would rather just not talk about. I lost my…