Category: serious business

So Many Feels, So Little Words

Every time I sit down to blog, I am at a loss. I have a lot of feels these days and can’t land on one to talk about. I have the happy feels because Beckett is stinkin hilarious these days, like tonight when he waited for upwards of 5 minutes inside a closed box on […]

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Changing my Answer

This is a post I wrote recently for our church’s upcoming Renew Weekend, a weekend set aside to support organizations that fight injustice and hunger and loneliness. So why am I sharing it here? Because I love my church, I believe in Renew Weekend, and I want you to join the rebellion in your own […]

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In the spirit of authenticity…

I had a post written about being authentic/cutting the crap that is spiritual pleasantries and a whole host of other stuff I may get to at a later date. (Because, really, it’s a struggle…especially for Christians. Christian women are the worst. See Vine below for my thoughts on that matter.) Women’s Bible study voice requirement. I […]

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On the past 3 months of crazy.

“Hey I saw you were speaking different places now…what is that about? Apparently I don’t even know what you do for a living.” Funny you should ask. I don’t either. For the past year or so, I’ve really been struggling with finding purpose. Being a mom (and a stay-at-home one, at that) is harder than […]

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Parents: A Follow up Word on Instagram

This is an update to my previous post, Parents: A Word about Instagram. I originally shared this post with my friends over yonder at Patheos. They have a pretty cool site that you should check out. But, now that you’re here, feel free to stick around and see what parents and teens had to say […]

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Parents: A Word about Instagram

To the parents of middle-schoolers on Instagram: There is so much information out there about internet safety and you should definitely read up on that, but that’s not what I want to talk about. Over the past several months, I’ve been noticing some interesting stuff on Instagram from your kids that I want to share […]

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Here’s the thing about church…

I read an article recently about the Top 10 Reasons our Kids Leave Church. As one of those “20-somethings raised in church”, I resonated with almost every word and have been struggling with a lot of these same issues in my own heart. I haven’t left the church like many of my peers, but I’ve […]

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Seize the Day: Part Dos

2:47 AM. Shut off, brain. I would prefer we be sleeping. Yesterday afternoon was so much better for the Beck…his fever broke, he was playing, talking, smiling on occasion…it was such a glorious sight. He still feels pretty miserable from the ear infection/flu combo, but overall he’s getting so much better already. Plus, the fever […]

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Seize the Day.

I should probably be sleeping while the wee one naps, but let’s be honest…I can’t shut my brain off just yet. Yesterday was easily the most intense Sunday in Brooks’ family record books. At the same time, it was oddly peaceful. For me at least. I’ll explain. Remember when Beckett was 2 days old and […]

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Drugs, Poverty, and Thankfulness

On Thanksgiving morning, my inlaws, Taylor, Beckett, and I all headed downtown to help out with a community outreach event put on by a local ministry. There was an abundance of food, clothing, haircuts, and nail painting. It was a day to give to the community – specifically the lower income and homeless families in […]

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