prosperity candle set giveaway

Prosperity Candle is a growing company that aims to make our world a little brighter through¬†community, compassion, and creativity. (Remember how I recently introduced you to one of my favorite companies? If not, go here now!) Each fair-trade candle is handmade by a woman earning a living wage, empowering families to flourish.¬†Prosperity Candle is very […]

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pink crayons and reconciliation

A pink crayon in hand, I concentrated on¬†turning the frown into a smile. I methodically changed the tiny “No Coloreds Allowed” sign into “Coloreds Allowed.” A¬†first grader with thick, colicky¬†bangs and light pink jelly sandals, my mind and my heart couldn’t compute the coloring page in front of me. We were finishing up a unit […]

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pursued: the anderson family

You know how you have friends, and then you have your people? Let me introduce you to the Andersons. They are our people. Like, really. They are. I wish we lived closer, because we’d probably get into a lot of trouble together and it would be awesome. I want you to watch their story in […]

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don't stress the mess

It’s back-to-school time, and Joseph was thrilled to start back up with preschool. (I, however, am choking back tears.)¬†Summer vacation may be over, but I’m so thankful for¬†all the happy memories we made. Joseph has a blast¬†in the kitchen, but mama confession time: Sometimes I don’t¬†let him bake with me because of the inevitable mess. […]

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pastors' wives confessions

Can I share something with you? Of course I can, and I will, because hi, I’m Kayla and I tend to over-share. And this is my little corner of the great big Interwebs¬†and you’re here, so let’s just be honest and real with each other for a minute, shall we? Ministry is not easy. Neither […]

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