6 Things I’ve Learned Lately About Overcoming Despair

Have you ever walked through a valley of despair?  I think we’ve all known what it’s like to have something weighing on us, trying to pull us under and make us unproductive in the kingdom-life God has for us. As different as each of our […]

On Loneliness, Home, and Healing – What I Learned This Winter

March is here, which means Spring is on its way, and that’s good news to my heart! (And to my pale skin.) But it’s also that time when I pause, reflecting on lessons learned over the past three months, and I’m amazed at the […]

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#Collaboreads / The Mothers

I recently read the recent bestseller by Brit Bennett called The Mothers and today I’m joining with #Collaboreads to share my review of this book. This month’s theme is “Love at First Sight,” where readers picked a book whose cover they fell in love […]

By |February 28th, 2017|Categories: Book Love|Tags: , |2 Comments

#Collaboreads / The God Of All Comfort

When my friend gifted me for Christmas a book called The God of All Comfort by Hannah Whitall Smith,  I knew I wanted to read it right away in the new year. You know from my reading goals I shared last week that I’m trying […]

By |January 24th, 2017|Categories: Book Love, Chasing Grace|Tags: , |8 Comments

My Favorite Fiction Reads From Last Year + Reading Goals For the New Year

Earlier this month I shared my parenting goals for the new year, and today I’m talking reading goals for 2017. I’ve already shared how this hobby of reading made a comeback in my life this past year and brought back to me the joy […]

By |January 17th, 2017|Categories: Book Love, Chasing Grace|Tags: , |3 Comments

5 Parenting Goals for the New Year

It’s 2017! The past month for me has been all about goals and dreaming and planning and beginning to taking action.

Writing down the things my heart knows needs change, I’ve made all kinds of lists of things to work on, covering many areas of […]

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On Parenting, Church & More – What I Learned This Fall

This fall has been full, and I’ve got a long list of lessons learned to go with it:
1.) I need help with parenting.
Yep, this is where I am. I feel like I did when I first became a mom, desperate to get my hands […]

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Dealing With Sadness – What I Learned in September

September was a full month, and since I’m behind on posting this one, I decided to cut short my list of lessons learned and briefly share the main thing pressing on my mind and heart:

I don’t want to waste any darkness.
Last month had its share of sad […]

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7 Adventure Quotes That Tell Our Story of Fostering to Adopt

Last month we were finally able to throw a little party with some of our family and a few close friends to celebrate Collin’s adoption. The anchor-themed decor was simple yet purposeful, significant for the sense of voyage and adventure it represents. Exactly the […]

What I Learned in August (Bible Study Edition) – Brokenness, Mercy, and More

Lately I’ve spent my personal Bible study time in the book of Joel – a tiny, 3-chapter book of prophecy in the Old Testament.

I have a fascination with books like this one. The minor prophets just always get right to the heart of Israel’s […]