Knit Together

One of the most exciting parts of expecting a baby is anticipating what the baby will look like. No, I am not expecting.  Let's just make that clear. While each of our four children were delivered with a very characteristic family look, they quickly each developed into their own little people.  Our son is identical to … Continue reading Knit Together

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Heart Connection

The ages of my kids currently are 13, 11, 6, and 4.  When people hear that, their eyes grow wide with amazement and seemingly empathize with my current state of exhaustion.  While dealing with 13-year-old drama and new levels of emotions, my 6-year-old is exerting new independence with each negotiation to my basic demands.  Each … Continue reading Heart Connection

I Don’t Pretend to Know Everything…

Truly, I don't.  In the grand scope of the world, I know very little.  I know enough to help my middle school daughters with homework, yet I still find myself taking a refresher course on Google to figure out how to find y in terms of x.  However, I consider myself a lifelong student studying … Continue reading I Don’t Pretend to Know Everything…

Book Review: “Church of the Small Things”

There is only one author, who I can honestly say I have read every book she has written and eagerly await the next book to be released.  Melanie Shankle has three New York bestselling books and her new work, "Church of the Small Things" will be sure to follow. On October 3, 2017, the world … Continue reading Book Review: “Church of the Small Things”

Impromptu Adventure

I pretty much stink at surprises.  Seriously, if someone is planning to surprise me, I'm going to find a way to ruin it.  My husband's marriage proposal almost didn't happen because I did everything could to ruin his plans, unknowingly.  With one of my pregnancies, my husband informed me of a surprise baby shower because he … Continue reading Impromptu Adventure

Dear Teachers

In one week, you will receive my babies into your classroom.  I have no doubt you have been planning, not just days, but weeks and months for this moment.  You have expended your own bank accounts as the classroom budget would never allow for the extra necessities that would make their first minutes extra special. … Continue reading Dear Teachers

Grow Up and Pray

I have been procrastinating.  God put this topic on my heart weeks ago and I have been chewing it like cud ever since.  He just won't leave me alone about it. The racial tension, political tension, whatever tension that continues to rise in this country, sickens me.  I have never been one to like any … Continue reading Grow Up and Pray

A Long Way Off

The parable of the lost son is one that I have known my whole life.  Growing up in church, it was a part of the children's curriculum each year.  I have read it repeatedly throughout the years and have seen multiple versions played out.  Even Veggie Tales has their own take on the prodigal.  Too … Continue reading A Long Way Off

Nomads Until the Next Thing

Nomads. The word used by my college roommate when she was explaining to her husband what our family was up to. A truer word was never spoken. From air mattresses to hotel rooms, couches to guest bedrooms, beach houses to sharing beds with scrawny elbows, we have been busy hopping from one set of accommodations … Continue reading Nomads Until the Next Thing

The Hilarity of God

I had to throw my head back and laugh.  We have been in the bayou 10 months and the "promising" job that brought our family here was downsized.  For weeks, hubby has been applying, submitting resumes, and networking.  Multitudes of promising conversations and no offers.  Two offers finally did come through, one risky and out … Continue reading The Hilarity of God