dear single mom

Dear Single Mom, I want you to know I notice you. I have now for a while. How did I miss seeing you before? As I watch you I am blown away. I am in awe of all you shoulder, all you bear. Quietly. Without fanfare.  Your tireless, selfless work. Your shoulders sagging a bit under all the Continue Reading

My Booty and God’s Glory


I pull up my jeans and they stretch over my thighs, a bit snug. Immediately my frenemies, those words that have been with me these long thirty-something years, come for a visit. I sigh and let their hurtful words wash over my mind. "You need to lose weight. You aren't worth anything. You are so Continue Reading

hey amazing mama


Hey amazing mama. You. The messy, beautiful, grateful mama. I see you. Throwing your hair up in a ponytail when you hear "Mama!" coming from down the hall as you wipe the sleep from your eyes. I see you grabbing coffee and some Bible verses as you smile across the countertop. I see you. At the Continue Reading

A Messy, Beautiful, Grateful Mama

Arches National Park

Our family is in the midst of a month-long camping trip. In a tent. The seven of us loaded up our car with camping gear and set off for some of the most beautiful national parks in the country. Some called us cool. Others {the ones who have done it before} called us insane. I think we are a bit of Continue Reading

Hitting the Road {and a direct link to my free ebook!}


Our homeless family is hitting the road for a road trip/ tent camping trip for 30 days. We are either the coolest parents ever or completely insane! If you want to follow our journey, follow us HERE on Instagram. We will be posting pictures along the way! Also, if you are looking for the link to Continue Reading

On Where I’ve Been and Where I’m Going


It's been a while, a looong while since I've been in this space. I'd like to apologize, but the truth is I'm not really sorry. Sort of. I'm sorry for being inconsistent and flaky, but I'm not sorry for being gone. Gone is a fitting word. I've been gone. A bit of everywhere and nowhere. Our Continue Reading

Be Who You Are {Because He Loves Me Week 7}

This week we are working through Chapter 7 of Because He Loves Me. Thank you for grace as I struggled through long power outages last week. We are still in the midst of them, but God is good! So let's begin..... In the chapters up till now, we've been reading about the wonderful truths found Continue Reading

Because He Loves Me {week 6}

I am popping in quick today to let you know that my post won't be going up for this week. We are in the midst of daily {long} power outages, and I am not going to be able to get a post up! Thank you for grace! If you want to link up YOUR post below, please do! Join us next week at GraceLaced. Continue Reading

Because He Loves Me Book Study Week 5 {at GraceLaced!}

  This week we are reading and discussing Chapter 5 of Because He Loves Me. Is it changing your heart and your thinking? It certainly is for me! Join Ruth at GraceLaced today as she shares her thoughts from this chapter! Also, we would love to have you join the conversation! If you Continue Reading

The Verdict {Because He Loves Me Book Study Week 4}

"There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus." Romans 8:1 We are on Chapter 4 in our book study of Because He Loves Me here and at GraceLaced. Are you loving it as much as I am? It's not too late to join us! Buy your book here. I woke up this morning and the Continue Reading