Throwback Thursday: Katie.

Earlier this week I got lunch with my friend Katie and her son Landon. We chatted about life and God in segments, interrupted by the laughter of loveliness of our children playing together. I always smile and love to watch Riley play with other kids. But there’s something more when I watch her play with…

On Purpose and Irreplaceable

A story is told of a king who went into his garden one morning, and found everything withered and dying. He asked the oak that stood near the gate what the trouble was. He found it was sick of life and determined to die because it was not tall and beautiful like the pine. The…

I Shall Not Be Greatly Shaken

“For God alone my soul waits in silence; from him comes my salvation. He only is my rock and my salvation, my fortress; I shall not be greatly shaken.” -Psalm 62:1-2 My soul waits for God alone. It waits expectantly and eagerly for answered prayer. It waits in belief. It waits on His promises. It…

Foodie Friday: Mediterranean Couscous Salad

A friend of mine has started doing “Foodie Friday” on her blog where she shares a recipe she made that week that she and her husband enjoyed. I have loved the idea (and have been making her recipes!) so I thought that it would be a fun addition to “Throwback Thursdays” as a weekly blog…

Throwback Thursday: That Time I Forgot to Wear Pants

You may have heard of “Baby Brain,” also referred to as “Pregnancy Brain” or “Momnesia.” Experts (whoever they are) have pushed back on the existence of such a thing. Of course there are not any actual changes that happen in your brain, but I swear research has shown that memory lapses/deficit in memory are definitely…

Be Proud, Mama! (And life WILL get back to “normal”)

Last night I pulled out my “mommy journal” for the first time since October 19th (apparently). I used to update it all of the time, sometimes weekly and at least monthly for the first several months of Riley’s life. She was developing so quickly in the beginning, she was having milestones almost every week! Everything…

Being a Mother and God as our Father

(I’ve never done this in a blog post before, but I was thinking it would be kind of cool, so click “play” on the video above and listen to this song as you read this post). Being a mother is absolutely the most incredible thing I have ever experienced in my life. Especially right now….

The Lighter Writer

Exhaustion. Have you ever just felt really exhausted? I’m not talking about sleep deprivation, although trust me, I know about that too. Our daughter didn’t start sleeping through the night until she was 7 months old and even then, she was an early riser. We spent about 3 or 4 months waking up with her…

Throwback Thursday: Scarlett

Today I was inspired by the Instagram trend of “Throwback Thursday” (#tbt) and thought that I would write a post about a past event in my life that was significant. I’m thinking of turning this into a weekly thing :). So today I am going to tell you about the birth of Scarlett Rose Bridges,…