He is not the Burger King

What do I think of God? Let’s just start off this second half of the year, and my first blog post of 2018 with a doozy of a question. Yeah, it’s a hard question, but I think a necessary one to ask periodically because it reveals a bit of my heart that I’ve been too…

But the year is not over

My favorite season is ending. It feels like I haven’t really taken advantage of my summer the way I had hoped. Work was busy with numerous events and with us being super understaffed, I would often volunteer to help out. My hopes for this year have taken second place to work. But the year is…

A card for Miss R

A couple weeks ago, I went to the store to grab a quick greeting card and gift card for a special friend’s birthday. While there, I had a most meaningful interaction with a complete stranger. The cashier in my checkout line was taking a little longer with a customer’s payment than usual. With the next…

Do I believe? 

Lately, I’ve been studying the story of Jonah. Yes, the Jonah who was swallowed by a whale and survived. Wouldn’t be much of a story if the story ended in the belly of a whale, now would it?  😉  I won’t get into specifics about everything I’ve been learning about Jonah and God because I…

Chucking the Cares

Humbling myself looks at the distractions and chucks them to God because He has strong shoulders and all the resources in the world (and heaven) to handle it all.

In the In-Between 

One question I ask my husband often is “Why am I here?” In this one question I am asking for purpose and recognition, but even deeper, I am asking for validation. I have come to learn that this question I have is not neccessarily a question posed to Justin, but more of a question I…

Gather Manna

This morning I felt lost in my bible study. No, not the kind of lost where I lose track of time. The kind of post where I keep looking at the time reading a passage for the second time and still not actually comprehending what I just read. I know you have these days too….

3 steps to forming friendships

This small five-acre farm is where I lived and learned for 19 years. I had my wedding on that land in the same field where my would-be husband and I once talked and dreamt under the star scattered sky. That land shall forever be my Tennessee home though I have lived elsewhere since. Life was…

Don’t be a poor, naked zombie

There was a time when I would beat myself up over not getting every item on my checklist done. That time was just a few days ago. I’m a list builder and can easily come up with a list of at least 20 things I want to accomplish any given day ranging from simple house…

Uninvited and Dark Corners

I’ve had a tough few weeks. Even admitting that is hard for me, but I say it because maybe this post will help someone. I went through a deployment depression a little late. I felt lonely, but I didn’t want to let anyone in. I was okay with being busy and wallowing in my self-created darkness…