December 4, 2016

Praying Through the News Headlines

Jun19

I wrote this post over at (in)courage before the most devastating week we’ve had in Orlando, yet what I share rings even more true now. With the online parental shaming I see in regards to both the gorilla and alligator tragedies, along […]

Unveiling the Masks

Oct30

When you look in the mirror, do you don a mask of perfection and performance? Or maybe you hide behind a mask for fear of reaction? Lies whisper shame and accusation, “You’ll never measure up – if only they knew!”

And then we listen…we listen and embrace lies!

Do you need someone to tell you how special you are, to affirm the role you are doing in your family, marriage, workforce, or ministry?

Hallmark Card Rewards, Free Gifts & $500 Giveaway

Dec9

Opening up the mail box and seeing a hand written envelope gets my heart beating just a bit faster. Honestly, a hand written note just speaks volumes of love to me. In this quick pace society, when we rarely slow […]

Friendship Through Words With Friends? Have you Played?

May3

For two solid months, a phenomena stirred among our children. I’d see their heads pushed together and they’d be looking at each other’s ipods/iphones. They’d be in serious discussion and then they’d go back to their task. Every once in […]

Come Join Me (in)RL 2013: April 27

Apr19

In just one week, women from all over the world will be gathering in churches, homes, coffee shops, etc, for a time of encouragement and refreshment. We’ll be talking about Community and the importance of staying in it, even when […]

Where Norman Rockwell Leaves Off

Dec28

Thanksgiving on the homestead The candles flicker on the table, while the fire crackles from the side room. The aroma of our feast awaiting permeates the kitchen, while kids storm in from all areas of our family homestead. We gravitate […]

The Party that Almost Wasn’t

Nov29

The phone rang, and I just knew it was someone calling about the party. My stomach sank, and I got that nervous tummy feeling. You know that one that happens when you just aren’t sure what you are going to […]

Doing Life Together

Apr30

A God sized dream became realized over the weekend. 1700 women from all over the world gathered in small groups to share life together. Introverts, extroverts, single, married, leaders, followers, a magnificent paradox of people created real life community that […]

The Importance of Real Life

Feb19

(Some of my real life friends, sampling spinach smoothies, on our quest to decide between a Vitamix or Blendtech.) This photo was snapped on Tuesday. Yes, I deemed Valentine’s Day the official Pajama Day for our home school group because […]

My Favorite Mindless Fun: Chick Flicks

Jun30

This post brought to you by Monte Carlo for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Last week, our three boys and my husband were out of town. I had such high hopes of accomplishing so many projects every night after […]

Help Me, Help You…

Mar12

As I stare at my computer screen for hours, every picture, font, and design are looking the same. I’m in the midst of redesigning this little old blog space of mine, and I have a hard time making decisions. Don’t […]

Have I Told You I am a Cheesehead?

Feb6

Have you heard there’s a football game that starts in one hour? Did you know that one of the teams is owned by the shareholders and we (well, my dad to be exact) own stock in that certain team (yes, […]

Progressive Dinner & Round Two of Our Holiday Giveaway Bash

Dec5

Partnering with other bloggers and the friendships that arise from these collaborations has been a huge blessing of blogging. During this week, I’ve partnered with two groups of friends about two of my favorite topics: free things and food, with […]

The Real Beach House of (in)courage – Hilton Head

Sep10

“Imagine you walk through the door, look around, take it all in, and feel the tensions of the day start to roll off your shoulders in little waves. You ask, “How did you find this place?” We look at each […]

31 Days of Amazement

Aug27

Fall is in the air (It went from 98 to 85 degrees and in NC that  just might mean I need a sweatshirt.) I LOVE this time of year. Decorating for fall, picking apples, simmering soups, and spending Friday nights […]