Washington DC with kids

Hey y'all! Hope you're having a wonderful Tuesday, it's Mardi Gras here, and we stay as far away as possible... it's just not our jam and we usually always try to get away. So, on Thursday night, we flew out of New Orleans and ventured into DC with all THREE girls in tow. Now, I …

Balancing Act

How many times have we been asked, have we asked or have we wondered, how can/do/should we balance it all?  Marriage, motherhood, work, ministry, friendships, etc. The older I get, I have begun to realize that it’s actually NOT about balance, it’s about priority.  You see, balance is holding two things, were the weight is …

Change

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We all have goals. We all have desires. We all want to see that change.  At the start of every year, we jot all these things down, saying that "this is the year!" The year comes and goes, and we have one "check" here and there, and we're back to the same habits, same routines, …

Planning for 2019

My mind is blown!  How is 2019 just a couple of weeks away?!  Where did 2018 go?! I mean, are we really sure we’re going into TWENTY-NINETEEN!!! We were JUST entering 2009 like yesterday 😭 Anyway, since getting married, my husband and I begin planning out our goals, vacations and events for the following year, …

Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff

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This morning as I was reading a devotional, I came across this quote I hadn’t heard before. Maybe you have, but it was the first time I’d read it and it really stuck with me.

“Yesterday is the past, tomorrow is the future, but today is a gift. That’s why it’s called the present.” -Bil Keane

I’ve been feeling convicted this week, as a mother. My responses to the girls, have been short. I’ve been quick to get angry and quick to speak.

My frustration has been evident. Because I am frustrated, the girls become frustrated. They act out even more and begin to see how far they can go until I really “lose it.” I yell, they scream out back. They don’t seem to listen, but the funny thing is, I never listened to them when they weren’t misbehaving.

I only gave them my full attention when they were…

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Maternity Session

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For Mother's Day, my sweet and awesome husband surprised me with a Maternity photo session. I'm so glad he did, because I probably wouldn't have scheduled a session myself and would have probably dragged us all somewhere with a tripod and self-timer haha! They came out lovely and glad we got to capture these beautiful …

Worship Like Jesus

I started reading this book, Adamant by Lisa Bevere and let me tell you, if you haven't already read it... go get it now. It is so so good! Today, I want to share with you a part that has stuck out to me. "We were created in the image of God, and God is spirit. …

God First

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We live in a social media driven world. It’s so easy to get distracted by Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat, the News app etc. We fall victim to their rabbit holes and before we know it, we’ve been scrolling through our phones for an hour!

I’m talking to myself here too. This verse says, “Seek FIRST…” not second, not when you have time, not when it’s convenient for you, but FIRST.

Lately, I find myself first thing, as soon as I open my eyes, reaching for my phone and opening Instagram or whatever app to see what I missed while I was asleep.

It became second nature, an addiction of sorts.

Man oh man did conviction hit me like a ton of bricks! I felt God asking me where He stood in line in my life. Talk about a wake up call!

The funny thing about it all, is that most of…

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Chicago

I cannot believe it's already been almost TWO weeks since we took our trip to Chicago. Time seriously needs to slow down a bit, because that means my girls are growing fast too! Sam and I went on our baby moon to the wonderful Windy City. The first time I went to Chicago, I was just …

An Introduction

INTRO TO MY INTRO I've taken a little break from blogging. In fact, I believe I've only posted once, so far this year. Lately, I've been really thinking and praying about this blog and where to go and what to do from here.  With that being said, I really want to work on branding myself/blog …