This past weekend our church staff and our families took time to get away and be with one another. This is our second year doing a staff retreat so it was fun repeating traditions and stepping away from ministry for a few days to reflect and have fun. As I overlooked the same mountain view on… Continue reading What Change can teach Us
I love fall. I love the colors of the leaves changing right before my eyes, the crinkling noise underneath my feet as I walk, and the cool mountain breeze. I love to take it all in. The scenery of fall is something I will always stop to take notice of. The beauty and change of… Continue reading Facing Our Fears
“I’m not enough.” I shared this with a group of women I barely knew. We were just challenged by our MOPS (Mom’s of Preschoolers) leader to write down lies we tell ourselves and bravely share them with the women at our table. I didn’t want to be the first to share but I hate awkward… Continue reading When Our Thoughts Dictate Our Day
Ever since Robbie and I have been married, God has placed a few dreams and assignments in our hearts and we have been fortunate to see them come to life. We have bravely dared to chase these dreams in full pursuit. Some of them we are still chasing and some of them have changed over… Continue reading When Your Dream Seems Impossible….
It was a Thursday evening. The hospital seemed empty and it felt like we were the only ones in the entire building. I can remember squeezing my husband’s hand so tightly as we gazed through the nursery window to see our son for the first time. He had long tan legs, long toes, and brown… Continue reading The Reality of Adoption
I’ve been a mama for five-and-a-half years now. Raising both biological and adopted children has taught me so much about openness, respectfulness, and the importance of one’s story. I know full well of my own story and what life has taught me but at times I can’t help but carry the weight of my children’s stories. I… Continue reading A Safe Haven For Our Children
I’ve never been one to enjoy traveling. Now that we live far from family traveling is our new normal. Late last year, we were on our way home from Charleston. We had been with extended family for a whole week and we were anxious to get back to our mountains. As we neared Asheville and as I neared the… Continue reading Our Struggles don’t have the Final Say