Tag: Faith over Fear

First Blogiversary

In the Fall of 2016, I felt like God was asking me to step out of my comfort zone. I vividly remember talking to a friend on the phone and telling her that I wasn't sure what God was asking me to do. I asked her to pray for wisdom and direction and she simply responded with "Sure, I will pray, ...

That Time I Didn’t Win a Dream House

Every year in Springfield, several contractors in the area support St. Jude by building a dream home. Raffle tickets are sold for a chance to win the home and several other really great prizes. All proceeds go directly to St. Jude. It's really an amazing fundraiser. In the past, Dan and I have gone to the ...

Trust During the Unexpected

I went to an appointment last week for an eye exam. The appointment should have been easy. In and out with no surprises. However, during the appointment the doctor delivered news that shocked me. I left the eye appointment and immediately went to my family doctor for an unexpected follow up appointment. I will be honest, ...

His Love Makes Me Brave

Our roof has a big valley that seems to catch all the branches and leaves in the neighborhood. Last week, we decided we should clean the valley because there had been quite a few branches that had collected there. Not only had it become an eye sore, but we were worried the branches would create ...

The Guilt of Mother’s Day

Mother's Day is just around the corner, so for the past several days I have been thinking about what I want to say about Mother's Day in this space.  Honestly the more I thought about it the more guilty I felt. Why guilty? Well, I don't feel like I have been a good mother. Before you stop ...