• My Thoughts

    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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    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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    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…

  • Inspirational

    Imperfections

    I want to take a moment and be honest with you. I really hate that I do not have it all together. It frustrates me to know that I can’t go through life making things work out. Why can’t I say the right things and do things correctly and consistently? No, of course not! In a perfect world, I could strut around confident that my attire was not wrinkled. I could walk into a room full of strangers and not get choked up in my words and make a fool of myself. Wouldn’t that be great? I can see myself now. I could go about my day perfectly dressed, smelling…

  • Inspirational

    God Sees You And I Differently

    Did you know that you have a name that God calls you? You have an identity that is not given to you by man. It doesn’t weigh heavily on you. It doesn’t condemn you. It doesn’t even demoralize you. He sees you in ways no other person sees you. He sees your life and everything that is going on. He sees you in your happiest moments and your pain. He sees you when you do things for others and when you don’t want to. He knows every aspect of the person that you are, and He knows you very well. After King Saul turned away from the Lord, God told…