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    Something Special I Treasure

    I remember when I held them in my arms for the first time. They were perfect. So small, so innocent. Kaelem was born in the summer, and Emberlynn was born in the fall. He was born fifteen months before her. It was love at first sight. The snuggle in my neck, the first time I held their hands in mine. So beautiful. It seemed like they’d never get here, and yet, there they were. That first night spent with him was special. Rocking him in the chair, gazing at him as he was sleeping. Watching her look around the room and rest her eyes on mine. There’s nowhere else I’d…

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    More Than Just An Attribute

    Last night, my husband shared something he learned while spending time with God. He shared how little we think about the Holy Spirit as a person. It can be easy and normal to think of the Holy Spirit as an attribute to God and Jesus, but the Bible refers to Him as a person. If you already knew this, that’s great! I had heard this from when I was a little girl, but honestly, looking back, I have never treated Him as a person. I want to share his thoughts with you today. It’s such a privilege to learn with my husband and see how much we can grow together.…

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    A New Heart

    When I was a little girl, life was amazing. In my backyard, I could be whoever I wanted. One day, I would be an Indian living independently, cooking from a pit with leaves and apples. Sticks were my utensils, and my hands were bowls that I would use to eat the food I pretended to cook. Other days, I caught butterflies, held lady bugs in my hand, and played in the sprinklers with my siblings. I even climbed to the highest part of my apple tree just to experience the adventure. My backyard was safe. I didn’t worry about anything. Nothing scary happened. I didn’t fear for my life. I…

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    In The Middle Of My Waiting

    I am not the most patient person in the world, but I don’t mind waiting for a bit. I just don’t like to wait longer than I have (want) to. Does that make sense? I don’t think any of us want to wait for something we look forward to, ever. It seems like the minutes, hours, and days pass by ever more slowly when we anticipate good things to come to us. But, what about the hard times? What about when a situation seems hopeless. You know there is a solution, but it takes forever. Or maybe we are in the middle of a challenging circumstance, and it doesn’t look like…

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    A Perfect Love

    Understanding love is complicated. It’s not black and white, and there are many types of love too. There’s the love we get from our parents, love we get from friends, love we have for people in general, the love we have for our spouses. There is one kind of love that we aren’t always familiar with. Some of us may know this love, others may have known this love at one time, and others may have never known this love at all. God’s love. The Bible talks about a perfect person coming down to us, in the form of a baby, born of a virgin, sent to seek and save…

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    Realities

    Brokenness is hard. Nothing about being broken is easy. It’s vulnerable and humbling. As children, we grow up thinking life is full of these fantastic opportunities and experiences we’ll experience as we get older. We dream of becoming something and doing great things! Little by little, things start to shift. Our dreams, goals, desires, they change. But the idea that life will work out does not. Our high school graduation comes, and we begin to branch out, do things on our own, make something of ourselves. Then the college years come and go. It doesn’t matter that we eat ramen noodles for breakfast, lunch, and dinner or that our car…

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    Perceptions

    Did you ever have a moment where you stopped and looked at someone and asked yourself, “What do they see when they look at me?” Have you wondered what thoughts were running through their mind? There are times when I look at my husband and wonder why he is still married to me. February twenty-fifth will be our tenth wedding anniversary. I am still very much in love with him. It hasn’t always been easy. He isn’t the easiest person to live with, and neither am I. But we are perfect for each other. I cannot imagine my life without him.  He is the most amazing man I know, and…

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    Am I Too Distracted To Care For People?

    Responsibilities. We can’t run from them. We can’t give them to someone else. We may be able to postpone them or rearrange them at times, but they are ours to take care of. I remember conversing with a couple of friends of mine a few years back. I don’t remember what sparked the conversation, but what I do remember is a statement that was said. This statement has stuck with me and has made such a huge impact on my perspective and how I care and tend my relationships. We were talking about taking care of children when this statement was said, but it can apply to us in our…

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    My Cup Overflows Because Of Jesus

    I love my life. My husband and I get to raise our children together, which is a blessing in and of itself. My house is small, and it isn’t perfect. Storage space is a little low; some trim work needs to be done and probably some painting as well, but it fits my family and, more importantly, it’s home to us. God is such a blessing to us and is ever-present in our lives. I know we wouldn’t be where we are without Him. Our friends and family are amazing. We love spending time with them, and, while not always easy, that time brings us all closer together. Recently, some…

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    Why I write

    I want to take a moment to tell you that I appreciate you stopping by to read what I write. I am thankful for you, and I appreciate the time you have given me out of your busy schedule. It means much more to me than you realize. I want you to know that you are important to me. Every bit of content I write, I write for God, first and foremost, and then to you. My desire is to bring people closer to God through each word I write and speak, no matter where they are in their relationship with Him. I believe God has words for all people…