Faith · Family · Life

Prayers with Skin On: An Open Letter to Our Neighbors

Dear Neighbor, I just want to take a moment to say: Thank you. Yes, you with the tween daughter just like mine, who took my girls under her wing and gave them a familiar, friendly face on the first day of school. Who has been that friendly face day in and day out since then… Continue reading Prayers with Skin On: An Open Letter to Our Neighbors

Family · Giveaways · Guest Posts · Life

Why We Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

I don’t think I ever really understood St. Patrick’s Day until I lived in Ireland. There was just something about being surrounded by those lilting voices, celebrating Ireland and a man who brought them hope so many years ago. (Okay, so not all of them think about the hope thing, but I can’t help but)… Continue reading Why We Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

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!}

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

Advent · Christmas · Family · Giveaways

How to Make Christmas Truly Meaningful and FUN!

What comes to mind when you think of the Christmas season? Joy? Reflection? Family? Stress? Shopping? Pressure? Chaos? Is it over yet? For those of us in the western world, Christmas seems to bring quite the hodgepodge of emotions, and conjure a myriad of thoughts and expectations. Particularly in the Pintrest-Crazy Internet Land, it can… Continue reading How to Make Christmas Truly Meaningful and FUN!

Family · Life

The Best Gifts are the Ones We Don’t Ask For

You’re four today. FOUR. You love Star Wars and big trucks, your sisters and the color green – followed closely by blue and orange. You have a laugh that goes for miles, your joy even farther. You bring energy, life, love, mad-crazy-hugs and a new perspective to this family. As I sit and remember this… Continue reading The Best Gifts are the Ones We Don’t Ask For

Faith · Family

Midnight Holy Ground

Mother presents me daily with a myriad of lessons. However, the most common – and most painful – is the daily hourly lesson of just how extremely selfish I truly am. Motherhood confronts every natural comfort, desire and longing. It stands in direct contrast to what comes easily to me – serving myself. However, every… Continue reading Midnight Holy Ground