We’re all struggling

Hi, my name is Brently and I miss people😭⁣⁣I haven’t posted anything really in regards to COVID-19. Partially because it still doesn’t seem real. Partially because it’s affected me more than I care to admit. ⁣⁣The reality is, this hurts. I’m an extrovert, an enneagram 2, and I feel called to serve others. Dustin oftenContinue reading “We’re all struggling”

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”

The Secrets of My Heart

It has been a long time since I shared my thoughts with this blog. And it is an even rarer occurrence that I share my poetry with other eyes, let alone with a public forum. Usually, that is because I’m hyper critical of my own work and almost never consider my work “finished.” But thisContinue reading “The Secrets of My Heart”

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”

A month full of thankfulness?

It has been a month since I have sat back and poured into this blog. Actually, it’s been a month since I’ve truly taken time to reflect on all that has been going on for our family. We’re in a season of chaos… Actually, I feel like mine and Dustin’s relationship has always included chaos,Continue reading “A month full of thankfulness?”

To my toddler, love Mommy

I’m sorry. I’m sorry that sometimes Mommy becomes frustrated and I fail to keep it together. I’m sorry that no matter how many times I tell myself I’m going to give gentle parenting a try, I fail and have to start over. I’m sorry that I don’t always count to 10 before responding to you.Continue reading “To my toddler, love Mommy”

The Branch family’s story of faith

September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, which means this topic is so important to discuss right now. When the sweet Snead family asked me to write about this topic and my family’s experiences, I was so honored. Summarizing the journey my family and I have faced is far from easy but I feel itContinue reading “The Branch family’s story of faith”

Don’t silently kill your family

We are all so glued to our screens these days. I get it some of us must use a screen to work or for school. Even right now I am using a screen to right this post. But is all this screen time good for us, is it helping us live intentionally, or is itContinue reading “Don’t silently kill your family”

Intentional living requires balance

This has been a week. Actually, it’s insane to think that school just started on Monday. I’m sure we are all well aware of how hard it is to get into a good routine that makes day to day life a little easier, especially when one has a toddler.   You see, when we firstContinue reading “Intentional living requires balance”