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Delighted and Overwhelmed

As I sit here writing this, the dishes are piled to new heights in my sink, the floors are covered in copious amounts of dog hair, wine corks, and miscellaneous toys and clothes. Our refrigerator decided to completely die so Read more…


Three Years and Counting

Two days ago Ryan and I celebrated three years of marriage. Looking back on our time together, marriage has been so much more than I expected. There have been a few ‘warnings’ that I was given that I have found Read more…


Passing Moments

The cries of my two year old rang throughout the house and the grunts of my newborn filled the silence in between. The baby was hungry. The two year old was refusing bed. I could feel the impatience creeping up Read more…


A Letter to My First Baby

I’ve wrapped you up and held you close for a year and a half now. Time seems in a hurry to pass us by, quickly changing day by day, season by season, but it has been the greatest joy to Read more…


It Doesn’t Have to Be Perfect

I stumble to my little corner, eyes laden with sleep, and a heart fighting indifference and distraction. I strive to bring my best self forward to offer these little moments to God but my attempts are met with great resistance. Read more…


Cultivating a Heart of Service in Your Home

It’s easy to find annoyances in others that you spend daily time with. It’s also easy to find the repetiveness of any job or chore annoying. People and tasks become tedious and daunting because they impede on something else you’d Read more…


Following Her Footsteps

It’s a funny thing, the way He plants tiny seeds. Every where I turn I hear and see the same message. A sign of becoming more, a sign of taking that next step towards His will. I can’t ignore His Read more…


Go, Love Your Family

Yesterday was the feast day of Mother Teresa and my Social Media feeds were filled with inspiration and advice from her time on earth.  God lived in her so evidently that even now, hearing her words, I hear the voice Read more…


He Makes It Beautiful

My heart feels restless as the seasons begin to shift. Our summer routine is coming to an end, and I already miss the long evenings we spent cooking and talking in the kitchen as we swooned over our little baby Read more…


A Time for Falling and a Time for Saving

After 12 hours of driving we found ourselves in a cute Floridian condo that wasn’t prepared for Cooper’s adventurous spirit. We let him loose to explore the new place and quickly learned of all the dangers. I followed in his Read more…