Sharing the Journey

JOY – I wrote across the top of every page of my weekly agendas for the term in a bold pink sharpie. At the end of the term prior I had made some drastic moves to strip away commitments in order to focus on the core – that which mattered most. I was determined to […]

Career & Service, Marriage & Motherhood

May 7, 2021

Transforming the Calendar

As I looked ahead to 2013, front and center in my mind was that after having our two daughters out of diapers and daycare for over a year, we were going to be starting over again with our third baby girl in April. I also knew that we might have another major life transition layered […]

Career & Service, Marriage & Motherhood, Prayer & Growth

April 7, 2021

Nurture 2013: Then//Now

My natural inclination is to want to know all the details, to know what to anticipate and start planning away accordingly. If I am trying to discern something, I desire to “just know” and move on into whichever the ultimate direction is going to be. However, recently God has been leading me on a journey […]

Marriage & Motherhood, Prayer & Growth

January 24, 2021

The Beauty of Patience

Selecting embrace as my word for the year in 2011 strengthened a foundation for mindsets critical to growth.

Career & Service, Marriage & Motherhood, Prayer & Growth

January 16, 2021

Embrace 2011: Then//Now

Because I had my first daughter when I was 22, right after I graduated from college, navigating continued education and career choices has always included family as a factor. It has been an on-going journey to recognize different motivations impacting my decisions and to refine how I discern. Over the last 17 years, I have […]

Career & Service, Marriage & Motherhood

January 9, 2021

Career & Family Discernment

Back in 2010 when I began the practice of choosing a word for the year, simplicity was the first to speak to my heart. I noted, “With my definition, it means that I will be focusing on always evaluating and reevaluating what I can do to get back to having the simple things in life […]

Career & Service, Marriage & Motherhood, Prayer & Growth

December 14, 2020

Simplicity 2010: Then//Now

And behold, the LORD passed by, and a great and strong wind tore the mountains, and broke in pieces the rocks before the LORD, but the LORD was not in the wind; and after the wind an earthquake, but the LORD was not in the earthquake; and after the earthquake a fire, but the LORD […]

Career & Service, Marriage & Motherhood, Prayer & Growth

December 3, 2020

Foundations Built with Whispers

I love the liturgical year and am always excited for a shift in seasons. Here are some resources/intentions that I am looking forward to praying with throughout the Advent season to prepare my heart for Christmas. Each year I choose a word for the liturgical year, which can shape my journey. This year, my word […]

Marriage & Motherhood, Prayer & Growth

November 30, 2020

Advent 2020: Resources to Shape My Journey

Even though the concept of the beauty of becoming resonates strongly in my heart, there are also those experiences that provide me with counter-examples. I recognize there are scenarios and contexts where I struggle to see the beauty, especially when I am right in the mix of the moment – at the peak of the […]

Marriage & Motherhood, Prayer & Growth

November 26, 2020

When It’s Hard to See the Beauty

I am confident of this, that the one who began a good work in you will continue to complete it until the day of Christ Jesus. (Philippians 1:6)