Little Lessons & Road Blocks From My 27th Year

It is mind-blowing that another year has gone by so quickly. This year has been full of changes, confusion about where God wants me, and a newfound sense of hope and realization of how precious life is. I've also learned that it's ok not to have it all figured out. God has a plan, I... Continue Reading →


Confessions of a First Responder Wife

Our world is bombarded with tragedy, hate, harsh words, and deceit. But, our world is also full of kind, generous people who would sacrifice their own life for a complete stranger. I married a kind-hearted person like this who helps gunshot victims, rape victims, people threatening or who have just attempted suicide, victims in cardiac... Continue Reading →

3 Lessons I Learned From AA

I had the privilege of attending several AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) meetings for my Master of Arts in Crisis Response & Trauma Counseling program through Liberty University's Graduate School. To be perfectly honest with you - my heart was pounding out of my chest at the first meeting. My palms were sweaty. I was SO outside... Continue Reading →

When Everything Changes

I think we can all pinpoint positive or negative moments when things drastically changed in life … whether it be a phone call, another negative pregnancy test after a year of trying, a failing semester of college, the birth of a first child, a mission trip in a third world country, or the purchase of... Continue Reading →

A Redwood Tree Kinda Friend

I have really been reflecting on what it means to have and be a good, genuine friend. I feel it is an area that I fall short in for many reasons. I have a difficult time pouring my heart out to people and letting them in. I can be guarded but I am taking time... Continue Reading →

You Got This!

My prayer right now, is for peace. Not only for our world and country, but for our own hearts and homes. In the wake of world chaos, death, protests, hatred, anger, and rage – my heart is flooded with sadness when I see such heartbreaking acts. I often lose sight of the end goal -... Continue Reading →

Dancing Through the Downpours of Life

James 1:2-8 (ESV), "Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who... Continue Reading →

Greener Grass: The Side We Water

The truth is this: sometimes the grass is greener on the other side of the fence because that's where we water it. The "green grass" of life is where we tend to focus on the positive, potential, and newfound sense of hope. That's where we look for the good in things. When we've been in... Continue Reading →

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