basketball, Christianity, christianity, daughter, family

My mama heart is hurting. Hurting people hurt people and sometimes I want to lash out. It's a humbling time for me. I can only imagine how it feels for my daughter. Basketball is her thing. She's been "the star" for as long as I can remember. High school led her to three years as… Continue reading

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A letter to my 18-year old daughter

To my dearest daughter Adrianna, on her 18th birthday, There are so many things on my heart I want to tell you. Have I already told you these things? Do you know them? Oh, how I don't want you to ever forget. Today, tomorrow, and in your hardest and toughest times. You are now an adult. You… Continue reading A letter to my 18-year old daughter

Christianity, christianity, contentment, discouragement, family, fire, God, Isaiah 40, Job 38, Life, pity party

Discouragement is a joy stealer

It's 4am and I'm awake. I heard crackling. it must have been in my dream, but it was enough to wake me up. Before I could fall back to sleep, discouragement set in, as I realized where I was. Or rather, where I wasn't. It's been 23 sleeps since a fire took us out of… Continue reading Discouragement is a joy stealer

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Fire post thoughts

It's been three sleeps since the crackling of a kindling attic fire awoke us from our peaceful slumber. My understanding of the situation and expectation of what tomorrow holds is still very limited. We currently operate one day at a time, unsure of next steps. With lingering thoughts that a long holiday weekend will stall… Continue reading Fire post thoughts

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When the road gets bumpy

Yesterday many of you woke up to the news that my family experienced the devastation of a house fire. Similarly, we were awoken just before 1:00 am in that situation. In an instant, all of our plans came to a standstill and we were at the mercy of the circumstance in front of us. Our… Continue reading When the road gets bumpy

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When You’re Forced to Play Games You Don’t Want to Play

I love playing games. As early as I can remember, I have had a competitive nature. It's win or lose. Black or white. There are no in-betweens. Games that I can win, I keep playing. Games that I constantly lose, I quit playing. You won't ever catch me playing Checkers or Chess. It's not a… Continue reading When You’re Forced to Play Games You Don’t Want to Play

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Disconnect to Reconnect

Today is filled with immeasurable opportunities. Some opportunities are new; some of them were wasted in days past, but still available. in·san·i·ty Insanity is often described as doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. Do you ever live parts of your life this way? I know I do! Today's a new day.… Continue reading Disconnect to Reconnect