Maybe you’ll read this story I’m about to tell you and think, “what’s the big deal, it’s just a random coincidence.” Or maybe you’ll hear the story and not really care, but y’all, Jesus used this story in my life to remind me of His love and goodness, so it’s a good one if you […]Read more "Jesus in a jewelry box"
This time two months ago was a rough time. It was just after Thanksgiving, and there was indeed much to be thankful for, but my heart was heavy and my soul was weary and my mind was anxious. It felt like an attack on all sides, the enemy’s desperate attempt to take my joy out […]Read more "A new song "
Motivation is a curious thing. We can be motivated by things so easily – sometimes recognized, other times subconsciously. When we recognize something that compels us into action, it’s easier to get moving and make a choice that brings us satisfaction. We choose to eat healthy all day so we can reward ourselves with a […]Read more "2015 and Instagram Brain"
I’ve been fearful recently. Anxiety has attacked and panic set in more times in the last few months than ever before in my life. Depression has snuck in and tried to take root, which is a more familiar enemy, but one I’ve been determined to battle. The anxiety though, well I’m less familiar and more […]Read more "The God of Peace"
I’m pretty blatant about dropping hints for the things I really want when it’s gift-giving time. Christmas, birthday, anniversary, etc… I lose all my subtlety and just start texting Ethan pictures and links of the things I’m eyeing and say “PLEASE GET THIS FOR ME”. I did it when I wanted a dog (shamelessly) and […]Read more "lessons in bible journaling"
I was asked to create a print for someone who has a friend adopting in the coming months. The request for John 14:18 was just so perfect to me – because as this family adopts, there’s the reminder that we are all adopted into the family of Christ. That we were once cast out, orphaned, […]Read more "just open your eyes"
I’ve been reminded lately that marriage is sanctifying and inconveniences show our true character. I was so thankful to have some time in Paris with just Ethan on the tail end of our mission trip to England. However, I didn’t account for the exhaustion and grumpiness that would come from the introvert in me […]Read more "macaroons and heart lessons"