Avoiding Accountability

I rarely talk to others about God, the Bible or any part of my religious beliefs. Is it because I'm afraid others will disagree? Is it because I'm embarrassed in some way? Is it because I'm not confident in what I have been taught? I think the most honest answer is I don't want to be [...]

Sony Cyber-Shot Camera

My husband bought me a Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-H300 for Christmas! I take a TON of photos on my Samsung Galaxy but recently I have been talking about how wonderful it would be to have a better way to take quality pictures. It's not often that I am genuinely surprised with a gift. I am one [...]

Why didn’t you sell that dangerous thing?

Aaron was supposed to be getting dressed. I heard him digging around near the laundry basket of clean clothes but finding a shirt for school was not on his list of priorities this morning. Aaron: "AAAAHHHHHHH!!!!!!" (followed by dramatic sobbing...) Me: "Aaron! What's wrong?!?!?" Aaron: "That thing snapped my fingers!!! AAAAHHHH!!!!" (continuous sobbing with big [...]

Be Thankful!

It's a cold and rainy day here in Charlotte. Isaiah & I ran down to the bus this morning and I was laughing saying...this is what a Monday looks like 🙂 My Facebook timeline is filled with reasons why my friends and family are thankful. Every November a few of them will be consistent all [...]

How to raise a teenager…hold on sir…you are only eight!

The last week or so has been interesting. My oldest turned eight years old. He no longer has the adorable infant, toddler, or even preschool character traits. He is growing up into a handsome young man. Awkwardly handsome as his teeth have been falling out left and right...but a good lookin' kid. I remember when [...]

Do you want me to be happy?

Aaron: "Mama...do you want me to be happy?" Me: "Yes." Aaron: "Well...you're not letting me play ABCya! and that doesn't make me happy! WWWWAAAAHHHHH!!! He throws himself on the bed with his face slammed into the pillow. Being four years old is such a struggle.

A few reasons why I miss Summer 2015…

This summer was awesome. Nathan and I had an amazing opportunity to fly out (free tickets!) to California and spend a week together on vacation. No kids... just us. We landed in LA and spent a few days with my Aunt Angie and her beautiful family. It was a great experience that I am so [...]

How Not to Write Gospel Piano Chords

Last night my husband asked me to take down notes for a song he's learning on the piano. He plays by ear. He listened to "Healing" by Richard Smallwood on YouTube and called out the notes for each part. After church he went to find my notes so he could practice. He immediately walked into [...]