• Family,  Life

    A True Partner: Using My Strengths Even When It’s Not Glamorous

    I recently had the opportunity to go to a Chris Stapleton concert with a friend.  It was super last minute thing, but we had a blast.  The music was great and the time to catch up with a sweet friend was invaluable. I’m not sure if you know this about Chris Stapleton, but his one and only back up singer is his wife.  That’s not something you see very often in the entertainment world, so it’s always intrigued me.  And not just me.  The next week at work, I told someone that I had been to the concert, and her response was “Cool….was his wife singing with him?”.  To see…

  • Devotional,  Family

    Playing With Dolls

    Hallie absolutely LOVES baby dolls- a stage I hope she stays in for at least a little while longer. I love watching her fill up an old purse of mine with used gift cards in one of my mom’s old wallets, a defunked cell phone, a mystery set of keys, and a checkbook cover and register. She feels so grown up wearing the purse and pushing the stroller and baby around the house. A friend of ours recently gave me a bag containing a couple of American Girl dolls, a bunk bed, and a handful of outfits. She knew the girls would enjoy them, but I think she had an…

  • Family

    The Mold of a Mother

    Everyone at some point in life has a mold that they feel the need to fit into. A title that comes with a checklist to be successful. Athlete, executive, husband, jock, nerd, girlfriend, pastor, coach, daughter. The list could go on. We are defined by labels and accomplishments in our culture. One mold that’s been on my mind a lot lately has been that of mother. It’s about the time of year, when we celebrate our mothers and the sacrifices they have made over the years and still make for us. I know I’m forever grateful to my mother. She raised me to love Jesus, know wrong from right. She…