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 →

The blessing of true fellowship

In efforts to be transparent, I'm going to share something with you, my friends. I have started this blog post again and again, but I always become a little overwhelmed (or a lot overwhelmed) and I quit. Like, what did I do to deserve such a supportive and loving group to do life with?  ... Continue Reading →

Do the hard things

Do the hard things. I wish people gave each other that advice more. We as a society always say things like, "Follow your dreams," and "Do your best work," and "Don't give up," but rarely — if ever — have I ever been told to do the hard things. We as a society have become... Continue Reading →

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 →

What you say and do matters

Last week, I had a couple of really rough, bad days. You know the kind of days I'm talking about, where you are just frustrated and nothing seems to go "right"? I didn't put much thought to the image I portrayed throughout the day, I acted on my emotions. But since then, I've felt quite... Continue Reading →

Don’t be afraid to ask for help

I'll admit to having a certain level of pride in my independence. I enjoy the confidence that comes from knowing I can accomplish something on my own. But like my favorite podcast, Journeywomen, likes to remind me — we don't live our lives in a solitary bubble. Our stories are rich with all kinds of... Continue Reading →

Some thoughts 17 years later…

I wish I had something profound to say on this Tuesday evening, but in all reality I don’t.   I was young when 9/11 happened. I didn’t understand it then, and I don’t understand it now. I think we all sometimes question why God would let bad things happen. And that doesn’t just go for... Continue Reading →

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 it... Continue Reading →

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