{Just shy of} a year later

It has been just shy of a year since I shared my heart on this platform, which is bizarre since I have always found comfort in writing. The truth is, the analytics that everyone always tells us to pay attention to can be disheartening. Blogging and social media has become a competition; not something toContinue reading “{Just shy of} a year later”

Still.

I’ve held on to this for a week now… ⁣ ⁣ “The Lord will fight for you, and you must be quiet.” Existed 14:14 ⁣ ⁣ “Now, therefore, present yourselves and see this great thing that the Lord will do before your eyes.” 1 Samuel 12:16 ⁣ ⁣ “To seek to lead a quiet life,Continue reading “Still.”

Certainty in the uncertainty

This time of year is hard for many of us. This will be the first year we go through the holidays without my Mawmaw and my heart has felt broken more than I care to admit. ⁣ ⁣ Just this morning, I woke up from a dream so real with her, and I felt theContinue reading “Certainty in the uncertainty”

Make it to church

*I originally posted this on Facebook/Instagram but I thought maybe you needed to hear this, too! This is pretty much how we spent most of our weekend. Warren had a tummy bug Friday and spent yesterday recovering. This is also the one weekend Dustin was out of town. If I’m being honest, this weekend exhaustedContinue reading “Make it to church”

Girl, stop “washing your face”

This is going to be a very unpopular opinion, and I’m okay with that…⁣ I was there. I read the book and I bought into it. ⁣ I fell prey into believing that I am in control and that what others think of me should never matter. I believed the lie that I should beContinue reading “Girl, stop “washing your face””

Have a team focus outside of sports

You may not be a football fan, and that’s okay. But I think we learn important lessons through sports. Today, my family and I sat and watched an emotional Saints game. I know there’s a lot of people who don’t understand that, but there is a lot of pride for the team who represents yourContinue reading “Have a team focus outside of sports”

Isaiah 58:11

Sometimes, I think I fail to share things here for one reason or another. “It’s too short” or “it’s not ‘good enough,’” though I’m not sure what makes something enough. So, in 2019, I want to be better at sharing things that may be come off as less than perfect. Perhaps you need this today…Continue reading “Isaiah 58:11”

Do justice, love kindness, walk humbly

Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about the concept of justice. The word usually brings to mind images of law enforcement officers, courts, and “justice being served”. It remains an abstract idea that sits in the back of our minds without much practical application outside of law enforcement. In reality, justice is so much more.Continue reading “Do justice, love kindness, walk humbly”

What is human trafficking — and why should I care?

Warning: This blog contains mature content and may make some audiences uncomfortable.   Human trafficking is a global issue that touches the lives of over 40 million people—and that number continues to grow. A $150 billion industry (per year), human trafficking infiltrates economies, communities, and families. It impacts most of the nations throughout the worldContinue reading “What is human trafficking — and why should I care?”