I just wanted to break into tears, watching as our governor gave an update on the state of how schools will be opening in the Fall. I want my children to go back to school, it has been hard for them to be away from their structure, and friends. But I have a really hard … Continue reading How To Wear A Mask
How many of you are parents? Right now my children are ages 5 and 3, and the responses that come out of their mouths can be pretty funny. But sometimes they can be a little flustering. But I have come to realize that the way they respond to me, and the way that I respond … Continue reading 3 Things Peter Teaches Me About Responding To God
Santa is a struggle at our house. We don't teach our children about the commercialized Santa Clause. However, in the world we live in, Santa is everywhere. So we need to talk about him. The day after Christmas, we were talking about the North Pole, and Charlie told me that Santa lived there. I responded … Continue reading My Finest Mommy Moment
If you ever want to feel like a fraud, write a blog. Seriously. More times than not, I feel inadequate in the things that I share because so many times I feel my faith and trust in Jesus isn't strong enough to put out there for the world wide web to read. And if you want to feel like a bigger fraud, change your blog's domain name to your own name. But that is what I did. I have been thinking about it for about 6-8 months now, but felt it was prideful. However once I started having major problems with my site, I decided to switch blog platforms again, which would mean designing a whole new site, and with that I decided to change the name of my blog again to a name that will never change. But there is another name that is unchanging...
My husband and I are very prayerful when making decisions, especially when it comes to our children, so praying for the schools our children go to is no exception. When looking for a school for Charlie, we reached out to 10 schools in our town, and not one of them got back to us. I am telling you, not even a "we are full, want to be put on a waiting list?". I didn't think finding a place for my 3 year old to attend school would be so hard. But He did open up one door for him, and it was a place that we have loved from the beginning. And today the truth that is radiating my soul is that He is faithful.
When I was in high school, I had a guy friend. I guess I shouldn't say that I "had", because we are still friends. He was more of a family friend to both my family and Mike's actually. We stayed friends in college, always tried to see each other on the holidays we were around … Continue reading The Story Of The Memorial Day Dresses
I prayed for this child, and the LORD has granted me what I asked of him. 1 Samuel 1:27 God is faithful. He is good. He is love. Our adoption story is one filled with these truths. We are all adopted into God’s kingdom. The Gospel is filled with this beautiful truth and message of … Continue reading Waiting Expectantly
It has been awhile since I thought of the baby we lost, but today in church tears streamed down my face. I cried for the love I have for my children, all of my children. Even the little one that would have turned one this month, the one who resembled Charlie when I saw her … Continue reading What I Am Remembering On Mother’s Day
Have you ever felt like you were following His lead, but it seems like you are getting nowhere? There are times that I feel like I am on cloud 9 when I am following Him, but sometimes I can feel like I have no idea what direction is up, and what direction is down. I can feel like I am taking giant leaps into what He has before me, and then sometimes I feel like I am taking the tiniest steps ever! Sometimes I can even wonder if what He has before me will even be worth it. What happens if I don't like what He has for me?
Jess, my name is Jess. Over the years many people have called me Jen. I think it is because I have a close friend named Jen. Recently, my boss called me Jen like 5 times. It doesn't really bother me, because ultimately I know there is a God that knit me together in my mothers womb … Continue reading The Day Hope Prevailed