5 random thoughts from 2 months with 2

Sweet Smiley Anneliese

If that title doesn’t scream READ ME, I’m not sure what does! Well, at least you can’t accuse me creating ‘click bait.’ But I had a choice: share random thoughts or not share a well-thought-out post. My brain does not have the RAM to think that hard, nor do my littles give me that kind […]

On satan’s whispers, fears of inadequacy and Truth

On satan's whispers, fears of inadequacy and truth

I wrote this post on October 1, 2014, and I never hit publish. As I was going through my draft archives, I realized this was one that NEEDED to be shared. I know I sure needed to read it! FYI: This was written when I was still pregnant. Although my little girl is here, I […]

Thank you for loving each other always

loving each other always

My initial plan was to make this post a comparison between Jesus’ love for His Church and today’s view of marriage. Over and over again, we see marriage used to convey God’s love for His people. Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her, that he might sanctify […]

The birth of grace in the flesh

Introducing my sweet baby girl Anneliese Marie

”For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.” Psalm 139:13-14 And there she is, the culmination of a thousand prayers, aches and hallelujahs. She’s all fresh from heaven and […]

Rhinestone Jesus Giveaway! {Friday Favorite #3}

Rhinestone Jesus

This Friday Favorite is going to be a little different, and not just because it is being published (finally) on Monday. I’m only going to be highlighting one book, BUT I’m also going to be giving away TWO copies of it! You totally forgot about it being late, right? The Book That’s Inspiring Me to […]

Mimicking David {New Every Morning}


Since we have moved, it has been the same thing every night. Fear. Anxiety. Sleeplessness. Desperation. Why? Every night I worry about Simon falling asleep. Every night I try five hundred different tricks to help him sleep through the night. And every night, I start to panic that I will, ‘NEVER SLEEP AGAIN!’ You many […]

Not by Works {GROW in His Word: Ephesians 2:8-9}

Not by Works {GROW in His Word: Ephesians 2:8-9}

Read this post in it’s entirety on my new site: Life Unabashed. This post is part of our Spring GROW in His Word Session on Forgiveness, Grace and Mercy. For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can […]

{GROW in His Word: 2 Corinthians 12:9}

But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. – 2 Corinthians 12:9 Link up your 2 Corinthians 12:9 Posts Here! Just a few guidelines! – You will […]

On just saying ‘thank you’ {New Every Morning}

On just saying 'thank you' {New Every Morning}

I’ve written and rewritten this post multiple times. I can’t seem to express the gratitude I have for mine and Dylan’s family. So instead of attempting (again) to write beautiful poetic prose with an insightful object lesson on gratitude thrown in, I simply want to say thank you. Thank you, Mom, for coming over after […]