When we were in the thick of adopting Joseph from Nigeria, we were intentional about being sensitive to the language we used. Words matter. When we created a t-shirt design to help with adoption fees, we settled on an image of a tree with visible roots. As God began to form our family, we sensed […]Read More 31 days of living free: words matter (and a letterpress giveaway!)
Sometimes, I like to dust off my resume. When I’m in the trenches of dirty diapers and toddler tantrums, doing my best mommy warrior call, I drift off into the life I used to know. The life of deadlines and brainstorming sessions and heels as high as I wanted. And then my 18-month-old wakes me […]Read More 31 days of living free: being stay at home mom makes me happy…and sad
If I really believe God is who he says he is, then what does that mean? How does that affect the way I schedule my day, the way I interact with others, the way I raise my children, the way I prioritize, the way I dream, the way I live? Almost a year ago, I […]Read More if god is real, then what?
I used to equate joy with happiness. I believed joy was a feeling I could master — a tangible something that I could just reach out and grasp if everything would just go my way. I thought that being joyful was laughing with arms stretched wide, running free and singing about the hills being alive. […]Read More choosing joy in the new year
This post about living simply was written by our good friend Derek. The way he lives his life inspires and encourages us to take steps toward simplifying and living more relationally. In a time when Christian leaders are building multi-million dollar, 16,000 square-foot mansions, Derek’s words + actions point to Jesus and spur us on to […]Read More simplifying our addiction to stuff
Fear paralyzes us from doing big things. It stops us from living the beautiful life waiting for us because we’re stuck in our own minds, worrying about the what-if’s. If there’s a rallying cry for women, it’s this: We need to be fearless. MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) is super popular in our small town, and […]Read More 3 steps to being fearless + extraordinary
Joy + gratitude are so easily over looked. Sure, we feel it in the big moments: When we hold our sweet babies for the first time, when we look into the eyes of our spouse and say ‘I do’, when we walk up to receive that diploma. But is it always there? In the little […]Read More finding joy in an ordinary day