Our Heart’s Desire


Take delight in the LORD, and he will give you your heart's desires. (Psalm 37:4 NLT) A month ago Wednesday, we welcomed our beautiful daughter, Naomi Elisabeth into this world and our family.  We've prayed for each of our children and she was most definitely the answer to many prayers.  We needed some more estrogen around here!  OK, all joking aside, I've always wanted sons and I've always wanted a daughter.  I love my boys and the connection they have with their dad, each other, and me.  I love their sweet and protective natures.  I've also yearned for the different connection a mother and daughter share and for my husband to have a daddy's little girl. I've had Psalm 37:4 on my mind a lot lately.  I'm sleep deprived and slightly distracted (because, eek, I have three kids now!), so there's a chance my thoughts will not translate well... Following God isn't something Christians do for a reward.  We have our reward after this life regardless of what we do here and, often, … [Continue reading]

At the speed of life


Often it feels like life happens at the speed of light.  There are moments of waiting, followed by moments of blur.   The blur, being the seasons of life where time goes so fast it's difficult to stay in the present and take it all in. Today's a … [Continue reading]

Love IS Life. Everything else is just… garbage.


It's so easy to miss the point.  It's easy to get caught up in everything that doesn't matter, even when I think I'm focusing on the truth.  Even when I think I'm focusing on God. Love. That's it.  That's all that really matters, right?  That's … [Continue reading]

The Relativity of Feelings and My Struggles


Time.  It's a tricky thing. It doesn't make sense that five years ago feels like yesterday and, yet, I don't know where the last month went.  We all know time is relative to each person's individual experience; a hard month can feel like a year … [Continue reading]

Parenting Young Children: The Challenge of a Quiet Moment


  Oh how many times I've gotten on here and thought, I need to blog more often.  I'm not really sure what keeps me away.  It's so soothing to write and so refreshing to get feedback and know that I'm not alone. Oh wait, my kids.  … [Continue reading]

Gender Reveal: Baby Number 3


Unquestionably, today I felt more anxious and excited than I have in a long time.  I texted my sister earlier and likened it to Christmas morning as a child. This morning, after dropping Dylan off at preschool, the three of us headed over to … [Continue reading]

Almost a Wordless Wednesday: News!


Wow, it's been a month since my last post!  I'm not sure how that happened... Ok, well maybe I am. In short: life's been almost unmanageably crazy around here.  I've never been great at following schedules or organizing my days.  I'm more of a … [Continue reading]

Hi, I’m still here.

So... hi!  Long time no see, right? I don't know what's been up with me.  Well, that's not entirely true.  It's more like, I don't really know how to explain what's going in my head lately.  What I think is happening is: I never really took the … [Continue reading]

Hearts Unleashed 2014: Week 11 {#catchthemoment365}


I'll admit, I had a really good time with my images this week.  It helps that I had new equipment to play with. I mentioned last week that I upgraded to full-frame.  If you don't know what that means, you're not alone.  I didn't for for a long … [Continue reading]

Hearts Unleashed 2014: Week 10 {#CatchTheMoment365}


This last week was less than inspirational for me.  I just wrote a whole post about it, added my photos, saved the post... aaand everything was gone.  I don't have the time or energy to rewrite the whole thing and, frankly, I'm not in the right state … [Continue reading]