Faith · Life Lessons · The Better Mom

What Anxiety and a Buffalo Taught me About Grace

It has taken a long time for me to feel comfortable talking about my struggles with anxiety publicly. Who am I kidding, I’m still not comfortable with it, but I believe that what God has taught me and used to encourage me in my journey may just be exactly what you need to hear in… Continue reading What Anxiety and a Buffalo Taught me About Grace

Advent · Christmas · Faith · Life

Would I Have Really Known? {Thoughts on ‘Mary, Did You Know?’}

I close my eyes and in an instant I’m back in time. Back to that glider-rocker in the perfect shade of cream to tie the nursery together. Back to when I would sit and rock, absently rubbing my burgeoning belly and treasuring all the precious thoughts I had towards that sweet baby growing and wriggling… Continue reading Would I Have Really Known? {Thoughts on ‘Mary, Did You Know?’}

Christmas · Expat Life · Faith · Irish

Christmas in America (or How Silent Night Makes me Cry)

You know, it’s funny, this expat life. So much time spent longing¬†for things and people in far off places.¬†And never is that longing so palpable than Christmastime. When overseas, the heart yearns for family, familiarity and the Tim-the-Toolman-Taylor-esque light displays. You go to great lengths (and financial cost) to procure the specialty import items –… Continue reading Christmas in America (or How Silent Night Makes me Cry)

What If · Writing

This Gal’s Journey – How I Got Here And Where I’m Going

Adrenaline coursed through my veins and my heart pounded in excitement as I read the professor’s notes on my assignment, “Wow! Great use of detail and description. You should consider pursuing writing as your degree!” The thought took my breath away and excited me. It also made me sad. I knew the chances of making… Continue reading This Gal’s Journey – How I Got Here And Where I’m Going

Advent · Christmas · Faith · Family · Giveaways

The Ache and Joy of the Wait {Rain for Roots Review + GIVEAWAY!}

***Thanks to all who entered. THE GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED and I have contacted the winners via email. ***   Candles flicker in the low morning light, filling the air with their familiar spice and warmth. Coffee filled to the brim of my favorite-for-now mug scrounged from cupboards not mine is cradled in my hands… Continue reading The Ache and Joy of the Wait {Rain for Roots Review + GIVEAWAY!}

Faith

A Prayer of Truths for When You Just Don’t Feel It

Hey, God. Yeah, it’s me again. … So… I’m tired. And to be honest, it doesn’t seem like You’re doing a whole lot to help out here, but I know my feelings can be liars. I feel like you’re off somewhere else, giving everyone else their miracles. I feel like when I talk to You,… Continue reading A Prayer of Truths for When You Just Don’t Feel It

Family · Life Lessons · What If

Ripples of Grace – A New Perspective on the Mommy Wars

The internet has been all a flutter recently over the arrival of the new royal baby. You would be hard pressed to visit any news website or social media outlet and not see something about the big news. And for each media outlet post, there has been every manner of remark about Kate herself, and the… Continue reading Ripples of Grace – A New Perspective on the Mommy Wars