I want to take a moment to say thank you to everyone who was there for Tori over the past five months and a very special thank you to every doctor, nurse, and staff member who cared for Tori and … Continue reading
In the past few weeks, I’ve been thinking back on this second year of marriage. Man, what a year it’s been. Continue reading
If you’re interested in donating to Isabella’s Dream Team by sponsoring my half marathon in Savannah, GA, use the link below: My Dream Team page Donations benefit pediatric cancer research, which is close to my heart after losing my friend … Continue reading
Yesterday we got some unexpected news from a friend that brought me to my knees.
I have experienced loss and frustration and pain, but never this close, this invasive. And let me tell you: the enemy picked the wrong people to mess with. We’re going to battle and he won’t win this one. We won’t give him the satisfaction.
So last night, sitting in my car after the tears and shock subsided, we set our battle plan. We decided the best way to fight is with praise. With thanksgiving and gratitude. Because nothing defeats the devil better than lifting God’s name even higher in the midst of a trial. If Job can praise God after losing everything, so we can we. If Paul and Silas can sing His praises shackled in a prison cell, so can we. We will stand with confidence in the Lord’s provision and healing. We know He is greater and has a purpose in all things.
Even when my strength is lost.
Even when I have no song.
Even when it’s hard to find the words.
Louder then I’ll sing your praise.
I’ve felt it coming on for a while. The exhaustion. The burnout. The sinking, drowning feeling I can’t quite escape. I come up for gulps of air, gasping for breath. I know these patterns aren’t good for me. I … Continue reading
Happy 2016, friends. This new year is certainly a season of change in many areas of my life. It’s the end of our first semester at MHS, the beginning of a new semester of grad school, and so much more. All of … Continue reading
Here is a look back at our year in reflection and gratitude for all the ways God has blessed us in 2015. We are still in awe of the many blessings of 2015 and can’t wait to see what 2016 has in store. Continue reading
I don’t have words to describe the craziness of my days over the past three weeks. I feel like I need to just have “School is back, y’all” stamped on my forehead so people who pass me in the store will understand and have less judgmental glances when they see my out-of-control hair, rumpled clothes (despite my ironing nine hours earlier), and crazy, slightly glazed-over look.
It is 12:05 in the morning on August 8, 2015. It is officially the 365th day of our marriage. Tomorrow will be our one year anniversary.
In a previous “Fab Five” post, I discussed items on my wish list, which was really popular, so I thought I would make it into its own “thing.” Most of these are accumulating in my wish list right now since … Continue reading