To The Barren Woman { Special Guest Post by Loretta Yopp! }

Does Mother's Day find you in an uncomfortable place?  It is not by chance you found these words today.  You need a few moments to be encouraged, beautiful friend.   Push that darling little brew button on your coffee maker and pull up a seat at the table and let's talk through this thing.    Because you … Continue reading To The Barren Woman { Special Guest Post by Loretta Yopp! }

It ain’t over ’til God says it’s over.

It's hard calling it "Good Friday."  Because for what it appeared, it looked to be anything but good.  The Messiah flogged, beaten, spit upon, mocked and his tattered flesh brutally nailed to a wooden splinter-ridden cross.  Sounds more like #worstdayever Ohhh honey... but I believe Jesus knew deep down, despite the physical agony, despite the … Continue reading It ain’t over ’til God says it’s over.

Your Prayers are Precious to God 

Reading in Revelations this morning, I was humbled to the point of tears. The kids will be up soon and I don't want you to miss this so I'll make it quick.   Ready?  Your prayers aren't just hitting the ceiling. (I know sometimes it really does feel this way, doesn't it?)  No, my sweet … Continue reading Your Prayers are Precious to God 

Undeserved Love

Today was filled with little people whininess and attitudes and fussing galore. Lions and tigers and bears, OH MY! Just an all around crapola day to be frankly honest.   So to salvage some sanity I put the kids to bed early and have been enjoying some quiet mommy and Jesus time. #breathe #sweetJesus  I … Continue reading Undeserved Love

Naked Prayers

"God's not dead, He's surely alive! He's living on the inside roaring like a lion."  - Newsboys  And that He did.   Today, actually.   This morning I found myself in the shower crying. The realization that God uses cracked vessels to accomplish His will is so overwhelming.    "Use me, Lord. I just want … Continue reading Naked Prayers

Absent Minded Foggy Mommy Brain

I know that title totally makes you want to read more. Haha So here I am aimlessly scrolling through my phone and happen to check my blog and realize - WOAH. I have been updating my Facebook but left you guys hanging here. For quite a while.  I'm so sorry! First off - if you want to … Continue reading Absent Minded Foggy Mommy Brain

Big Dreamin’ – How God can turn a “hot mess” into a beautiful message. <3

God is up to something. And if we will step out of our fear and exercise our faith – beautiful things happen. A woman was healed from a 12-year blood disease in an instant because she stepped beyond fear and grabbed the hem of Jesus' clothes by faith. A man was healed because his friends weren't afraid to tear the roof off the place where The Healer was teaching and lower their friend in faith to reach Him. The sun stood still for man named Joshua because he wasn't afraid a to pray an impossible looking prayer of faith to a God who answered him. If we want to see God move in a mighty way, we can't let fear paralyze us. Faith stomps on fear. Faith eats fear for lunch.

More Than Enough.

Another day of endless sibling squabbles. More than enough. "Give me that! I had it first! That's mine! Stop it! He's pushing me! She did it!" The oh so familiar repetitive routine will wear down even the strongest ones. Some days are so completely exhausting. *insert long dramatic sigh here* And when those days become … Continue reading More Than Enough.

Prayers For My Husband

It's hard enough being a mom. Taxi driver, short order cook, personal shopper, accountant, lunch packer, nose wiper, bath giver.... But being the spiritual leader of the home, as Ephesians 5:22-24 says, holds quite the responsibility as well. I love my man. God knows he's some kind of special to handle a crazy southern woman … Continue reading Prayers For My Husband

Quite the adventure

What a week.. We willingly took 14 teenagers 12 hours away to Pigeon Forge, TN this past week. Disclaimer: my eyes burn from exhaustion and my thoughts are fighting each other to come out correctly. Love me today. 🙂 We've rode roller coasters, climbed through God's natural obstacle course in the river, laughed as some … Continue reading Quite the adventure