My husband, Brandon, and I were driving to his parents’ house for a family gathering. It was summer time, and we were driving in the direction towards the beach – aka, we were in a lot of traffic. Suddenly, we are stopped behind a big rig. Our minivan was literally inching along on the highway. … Continue reading Gaze

This is Good

“Treat a man as he is and he will remain as he is. Treat a man as he can be and should be and he will become as he can be and should be.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe I recently read the book, If, written by Mark Batterson. He uses the quote above to discuss how … Continue reading This is Good

Open Handed

Back in January of 2017, Hannah and I set aside two weeks for prayer and fasting. For our fast, we decided to give up one of the things most precious to us- our evening routine with Netflix. I know you were thinking something saintlier, but when you have three kids, the battles over bedtime can … Continue reading Open Handed


I recently read a blog by Lisa Bevere about a lion or lioness’ ability to roar. In her post, she says that even though they have this great ability, the lion or lioness is strategic on how they use their voice.  In the wild, if they use it too often, their dinner might run off, their hiding … Continue reading Lioness