My Story

Thank you for visiting!
 
I am a stay-at-home mom who likes to write about motherhood and adoption. I also share music that has inspired and encouraged me.  You might also find the occasional DIY project or recipe!

I just like to write what God is teaching me in my everyday life:

Love in laundry
Contentment in crumbs
Forgiveness in fruit snacks
...and
Joy for the Journey.
 
A few years ago I read the most life-changing book
Andrew Murray's The True Vine
More recently I read his Abide in Christ
Since then, I have tried to live my life in the dichotomy of what it means to
Rest in the Lord
and
Work for the Lord
 
Some of my favorite things are:
 
....Homeschooling:
I am currently in the midst of home-schooling my little Kindergartner (soon to be first-grader!). You can check out a post about that here.
 
....Adoption:
Our family is currently going through the process of an international adoption. Check out our adoption story here.
 
....Music:
Music inspires me.  It encourages me.  It gets me through some really hard days.
 
....Books:
Books are sacred things to me.  Because I love writing, I love words.  I love to read good words and words that are put together well.  Check out my list of favorite books here.

...Cooking:
I love to cook and try new recipes.  Although I do not do it very often, I may include one of my favorite dishes here as well!
 
....God's Word:
The scripture is the source of my love, joy, peace, and patience.  It is everything to me. When I fill myself with God's Word, I am changed.  His Word truly gives me the strength that I need every single day!
 
My family consist of the following:
My husband, Jason
My three children:
Jack Allen (born May 2008)
Jonathan "Titus" (born June 2010)
Emmalia Kate (born July 2012)
Our cat, Jesse
Our dog, Holly
and hopefully soon.....baby girl number 2 (via adoption).