When You Lower the Mask, We Find Beauty

Dear momma friend, What would happen if we dared to lower our masks? If we stepped out in courage and dared to strip away the fake, the lies, the shame, the disguises. What would happen if we put away the fears and dared to be honest? To be transparent? To be real? The answer? Something beautiful. ...more

Goodness During Sadness (Infertility & Faith)

“Yet I am confident I will see the Lord’s goodness while I am here in the land of the living.” – Psalm 27:13I think when I get to heaven I’ll finally be able to understand the reason and purpose behind my infertility. God’s plan will, at long last, be 100% clear....more

If You Lack the Means to Pay

I didn't get to expand nearly as much as I wanted in my post, Paying Off Debt. In my effort to share some solid financial insight from Phylicia, absent was my own feelings about money, and how it fits in my life. Money has been a bit of a struggle for me much of my life. When I was growing up, money was scarce....more

Talking About Infertility in Church

Unless you follow me on Twitter or on Facebook, you may not have known that my husband and I recently had a chance to share about our struggle with infertility in church....more

Navigating transitions when they feel like dead ends.

There’s the commonly quoted phrase by Heraclitus,“Change is the only constant in life,” and I say “Ay Ay!” to that, it has proved very true in my own life.But regardless of my knowledge that change is inevitable, my reactions to change can still be tangled up in fear and worry, especially when it is unexpected.You see, like many, change is something I know well....more

God Prefers Fruit Over Leafy Green Vegetables

*This post is Day Five of the January Nablopomo 30-day blogging challenge hosted by BlogHer....more

Someone Said It Better Than Me

*This post is Day Two of the January Nablopomo 30-day blogging challenge hosted by BlogHer.I wanted to say something short and sweet and profound today, as part of the 30 day blogging challenge. Then I found this quote and I thought, "Yup. That about sums it up!"...more

Sunday Devotional: Every season

We had several inches of snow here over the weekend. I could sit and watch those big snowflakes fall and flutter all day snuggled up on the couch with some hot chocolate.It’s peaceful. It’s calming....more

Dear Tired Momma of Young Ones

Dear Tired Momma of Young Ones,A few weeks ago, I had one of "those" days. You know the one. The kind of day where you seriously contemplate packing a bag and running for the hills BY Y O U R S E L F!...more