faith, family, motherhood, parenting, T.H.I.N.K Method Series

T is for Talk

We are late again this morning. There is not enough time to stop and explain every detail of why I need my child to put his socks on before his shoes. I yell, he cries. Everyone feels frustrated and defeated. I flash forward 15 years when he isn't under my authority anymore, and instead an… Continue reading T is for Talk

family, lifestyle, motherhood, parenting, T.H.I.N.K Method Series

T.H.I.N.K. Method

I catch a glance at the time and cringe. I have about ten minutes before the effort it would take to get them out the door wouldn't be worth the energy it would take to get them ready. I head to their room to wake them in spite of my ongoing, hopeless monologue. Cypress, my… Continue reading T.H.I.N.K. Method

faith, motherhood

It’s All Good.

Do you remember the story from grade school about the little boy who had the no good, rotten, stinking day? I was thinking about that after I had what seemed to be a really rotten day not too long ago. It all started at Target. Which is crazy right? Like what mom can have a… Continue reading It’s All Good.

faith, family, healthy living, Personal Development

Priorities

It's a new year. Then new year brings this sense of a fresh start. Who doesn't love a fresh start? I'm a little early to the new year resolutions as I really made 2019 a year of personal growth. It began with an long, overdue overhaul to my health. Through that journey I gained a… Continue reading Priorities

faith

Faithful with a Little

Anyone find it peculiar that the first sin was something that Eve ate? Many of you probably know that in the last several months I've gotten serious about my physical health and well being. I'm also a believer and I'm realizing more and more each day how intertwined it all really is. I think as… Continue reading Faithful with a Little

faith

Still, Small Voice

I am so loud. I yell more often than I would like to admit. I yell to get my toddlers to get their act together. I yell to get my point across in a disagreement with my husband. I'm a yeller. Better yet I am a recovering yeller. Maybe you can relate? Maybe you have… Continue reading Still, Small Voice

Personal Development

Do it Scared

Don't be scared. We hear that all the time don't we? I'm certainly guilty of buzzing that one liner off to my toddlers OFTEN. The truth of the matter is that we are always going to be dealing with a certain level of fear. Telling people to not feel that way can just lead them… Continue reading Do it Scared

faith, parenting

10 Affirmations to the Burned Out Mama

Words. The Bible says that the tongue is a small thing but it can bring life or death. Isn't that powerful? I've always loved words. I love to speak them and to hear them. I love to hear people's stories & struggles. I love how I feel after leaving an encouraging conversation with someone I… Continue reading 10 Affirmations to the Burned Out Mama

faith, family

Something New

Have you ever wanted something so badly, and felt the Lord say no? For Colby and I that thing we desired was moving back home to Georgia. We were two babies deep and thousands of miles away from our family in Oklahoma City. We needed help. We were also thousands of dollars in school debt… Continue reading Something New

faith

Prone to Wander

This year definitely has come with a theme since the tire ordeal. Trusting the Lord. I am to trust the Lord when I have four flat tires. I am to trust the Lord when the insurance lady at the doctor's office tells me how much we have to pay to give birth. I am to trust the Lord when the doctor says my cervix is measuring short, and I may have to get stitches or risk delivering Cypress way too soon. I am to trust the Lord when He tells me to drop all my classes except one. I am to trust the Lord when we have sixteen dollars left in our account until our next pay check because we've been convicted to give sacrificially but our refrigerator is empty. I am to trust the Lord when He promises me that I can pray and ask for mercy for my lost loved ones in His name and surely He will answer. I am to trust Him when nothing is going as planned, and I am to stand on His promises. I am to trust the Lord when He confirms my purpose is to serve and be a stay at home wife.