Category God

Lessons from cookie dough

My dad is the chocolate chip cookie king. I could probably count on one hand all the times my mom tried her hand at making a batch that could rival his. Even then, her baking was more a necessity due to his absence coinciding with a cookie specific craving than an attempt at dethroning his […]

a standing invitation

Thankfulness. It’s something I wish would naturally pour from my heart. Instead complaints and sighs spill effortlessly. But still, God has showered me with goodness, and has graciously invited me to dine with him today. He didn’t require a certain manner of dress or appearance, just me, just my heart, open, teachable, eager. He promised […]

On Becoming Me

If you had told my high school self that at the mature old age of 26 I would be blogging about my life to the world {ok, a select few friends who kindly read my posts}, I would have been horrified. Completely aghast. In utter denial. Laugh like I was 80+ year-old Sarah overhearing she’d […]

On Receiving Gifts

The summer before my senior year of high school I joined my church youth group in traveling the globe to Cameroon, Africa. It was a dream come true for a girl who had envisioned spending the rest of her days on the African plane in a crudely constructed, thatched roof hut with a dirt floor. […]

A Root Out of Dry Ground

I don’t think I’ve mentioned it before, but I grew up in a rather large family {nothing like this girl‘s crew featured in her fun new blog series}, a modest family of 9, 4 girls, 3 boys, 2 parents. Surprisingly, so did my husband, only there were 4 boys and 3 girls. He was second […]

Weekend Recap

Good afternoon readers! Thank you for taking time to stop in. You know I love havin’ you here. If you’re new, Mondays are the day I link up with my real life friend, Mary Beth, and share the story of my weekend through pictures. While it may not interest you that we went to the […]

Declaring Independence

When you’re in a new city with your husband working 80+ hours a week and you’re caring for a young child that doesn’t sit still long enough for you to explain what the American flag is much less freedom and the cost of obtaining it, the 4th of July seems like another ordinary day. Nothing […]

hidden

There’s that sewing project again, sitting atop my dresser, still unfinished, still less than perfect, still holding claim to my agenda. Turn the corner, see the dishes piled high, food still caked on. Catch sight of the time. Guests set to arrive any moment. Dash to a mirror. Find humidity’s evidence left in my¬†hair. Stressed, […]

How People Change

Man, have I got something incredible to tell you this morning! So far this series has called for a lot of inward reflection, identifying the heat, recognizing our negative reactions, owning up to our sin. But today? Today we get to look up, to soak in the truth that is our life juice. After spending […]

Weekend Recap

My heart is absolutely overflowing this morning with all the incredibly lavish gifts God blessed us with this past weekend. Sadly, due to needing to rush off to work my commentary will not sufficiently capture all of that awesomeness this morning . . . or perhaps you can breathe easy, knowing I won’t be pushing […]