• 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,  Marriage,  Motherhood,  Reviews

    Friend, Come to Jesus

    We’re six months in from adding another baby to our family. What a joy it has been and what a struggle! Not every day is difficult–she doesn’t cry all the time, she is perfectly healthy, and seeing her sister love on her is a dream come true– in short, we are BLESSED. But the new schedule (that I thought I had all figured out, by the way), the postpartum emotions, and the serious lack of time to read my Bible and connect with my husband, definitely can take their toll. I didn’t account for not feeling like myself even when I have every reason to be incandescently happy. I didn’t…

  • Marriage

    Date Knight: Dating for the Busy Wife

    Ok, maybe a bit cheesy but I couldn’t help but use the play on words of Date Knight. Think back to when you first started falling in love with your man. Wasn’t he your knight in shining armor? Every moment with him was exciting and thrilling. Weren’t dates just the highlight of the week? Well no need to let such memories fade and let yourself turn back into the Cinderella of wifing. Instead start with dusting off the armor by dating your husband! We live in such a busy culture and it’s affecting our marriages. How many times have I heard the reason for divorce was because they don’t know…