Remodeling a Lifestyle

To say I am consistently inconsistent with my health would be an understatement. Twice a year, I get highly motivated to get in shape, go though the first week and a half of soreness at the gym, and then I’m over the whole “working out” thing at the 3-4 week mark. I walked into the…

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Psalm 119:129-130 NKJV

The Word of our Testimony

This is crazy… I have so much to do today, but after reading my devotional I feel like I need to slow down and share something with you. Read this verse:   I read this earlier and drifted off (as I normally do when I read something that strikes me) into a time when I…

Divorce, Single Parenthood, and the Church

I recently had the distinct pleasure of participating in a school function—DURING THE DAY—with my two 2nd graders. Distinct pleasure? For doing a regular “mom thing”? Let me explain… There was a time in the not-so-distant past when there was no way I could have justified attending Bring Someone Special to Lunch Day at school.…

When God Shows Off

When we made the decision to adopt, one of the first things we were overwhelmed with was the cost.  Every adoptive parent we know has told us that the money is the easiest part of the process, but when you’re staring at “$36,000+” on a piece of paper, well — it can be a little…

Holy Passion

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a review about a book I read called Interrupted: When Jesus Wrecks Your Comfortable Christianity. I’ve been a fan of Jen Hatmaker’s blog for some time now, so when she released the revision of the book a little early to bloggers, I jumped at the chance to get…

Prisoner of Hope

So I’ve got this really fun app on my phone called Timehop. It allows you to see your status updates and photos from this exact day in history. I love checking to see what I was up to three or four years ago. The photographic displays of how fast my kids are growing up are NOT…

Interrupted: A Review

It’s no secret around this house that I love me some Jen Hatmaker. She’s a writer, blogger, speaker, mom of 5 (holla!), orphan advocate, and she’s ridiculously hilarious. Her blog posts are disarming and real and oftentimes challenging to my spiritual growth, but in a loving way. Basically – she’s my people. In 2012, Jen…

Dating My wife

10 Ways to Reset Your Wife

Fellas, if you only read one post of mine, make this be the one! I’m going to break it down for you real simple so pay attention. Some of these tips will require hard work and some will be second nature. The key is that you actually DO THEM. Some would argue that I’m turning in…