Blogs and Podcasts for 2017

I am always looking for good blogs and podcasts. It's a comfort to have "go-to" resources for reading and listening to while waiting somewhere or doing chores. I thought I would share a few of my favorites if you are looking for some as well! Blogs Some of my favorites blogs may be new to you, while some may be some that you follow every day! Jessica Pickowicz writes … [Read more...]

Read Your Bible in 2017

Welcome to 2017! If you are like a lot of people I know, you are quite happy to usher in a new year, a new calendar, a new to-do list, and a fresh new start. You are ready to set new goals, dive into new projects, and accomplish things yet untold! I hope one of your goals for 2017 is to read through your Bible, or at least make reading your Bible a consistent part of your … [Read more...]

Normalizing Sin

Normalizing sin. This is the #1 problem in our church/culture today, if you want to boil it down to a simple answer. We have normalized sin. We have made it okay. We had looked at the evil, the ugliness, the nastiness, the separation from God, and said, "Sure. I'm good with that." I believe one of the primary drives behind this is our entertainment choices. I studied … [Read more...]

Surviving the Holidays with Infertility

The holidays. For almost five years, the day before Thanksgiving - as I baked multiple pies for our huge annual family gathering - marked the beginning of my least favorite time of year. When you are infertile, and the one thing you want most in the world - but God isn't giving to you - is a child, the holidays are incredibly difficult. No one seems to want to acknowledge … [Read more...]

Road Trip Tips

We recently completed a twelve hour road trip. Well, according to the Google maps it should've taken twelve hours; it took closer to 16. A blown tire, a six year old with night terrors, multiple potty stops...you get the idea :) We had a wonderful vacation, however, and I cannot recommend enough Gulf Shores, AL. Camping is the way to go, too, if you have access to a pop-up … [Read more...]