One is Too Many

I had a conversation today with a friend about Indiana. The week before I had a conversation with a friend about Texas. Two to three weeks before that I had a conversation with a friend about another school somewhere up north. Several weeks before that I had a conversation with a friend about Florida. Before…

But What Can I Do?

I sit here tonight with spontaneous tears in my eyes. My usual night time routine of catching up on the daily news, scrolling through social media, and eventually settling down with some Bible study time, was interrupted by a news article that caught my attention. Let me warn you… some of the articles i came…

Time for Honesty 

Oh man. 2 posts in a week??!! What is happening? Before I start on this week, a friend of mine commented on the last post I made about self-care. He reminded me of the scriptures that talk about Jesus going away by himself to pray. What a perfect example!! Jesus is modeling self-care. He is…

I Should Be Asleep, But…

It’s close to 11pm and I should definitely be asleep. Most of the time, my mornings start at 5:15am. My alarm goes off, I literally tuck and roll out of bed, open the door SO SO slowly, tiptoe past a sleeping baby and creep upstairs. I have workout clothes already upstairs. I change my clothes,…

Table of Love

Well, school is fully back in swing and taking over everything. The first couple of weeks weren’t too bad as far as time management goes. The last 2 weeks have been nuts. I’m doing my best to keep home life and work life balanced and by balanced I mean 70% home and 30% work. 80/20…

Breathe

If you read this and think… those sentences are short. She sounds kind of done… you’d be right. The past week has been a little tiring. We were on vacation with family at the beach for part of the week and then the second half of the week, Taylor and I went to the beach….

Tomorrow Will Be Kinder

“Stay with us, Lord Jesus, stay with us.   Stay with us, it soon is evening. Stay with us, Lord Jesus, stay with us, it soon is evening and night is falling.” I tend to think in song lyrics sometimes.  I guess it’s part of being a musician.  I have songs from when I was…

The Thing About Anger…

I promise that this isn’t a musical review.  It’s going to seem that way for the first 2 paragraphs, but I promise it’s not.  Just… get through it 🙂 Anyone who knows me knows that I absolutely LOVE musicals.  I grew up watching them with my sister and my best friend.  Anytime there’s a new…

Not What it Was Supposed to Be… but When is Life Ever?

I sit here with tears in my eyes at the end of a very long and hard week. I know I’m supposed to be uploading part two of Selah’s birth, but I just don’t have that in me today.  There are dirty bottles in the sink (as well as one that I cannot find; it’s…

Who I Am (pt. 2)

Oh man.  TGIF.  I love teaching, but man is it exhausting sometimes.  Today was rough around the edges, but that’s a post for another day.  If you haven’t read pt. 1 you’re gonna want to. _______________________________________________________________ After Christmas of 2013, my mom, dad, sister, brother-in-law, and their dog came to our apartment in January for…