Archive of ‘Faith’ category

Lent Week 4: Minimal Makeup

For a week I have been wearing the bare minimum in makeup as one of my six Lent challenges. When I first began describing my plans for this week to Jess I was set on using only powder, blush and mascara, but he challenged me to go a step further. I decided against any eye makeup […] Read more…

Lent Challenge 3: Letter Writing

Week Three of my Lent Challenge includes choosing one person to write a letter to each day and sending that letter through snail mail. The goal of this practice was to make space for intentional relationships and to help slow down the chaos of daily living in today’s world. With that being said, I have […] Read more…

Lent Challenge Week 1 and 2 Recap

What in the world was I thinking? Ok, giving up desserts for one week was a good way to ease into Lent, but did I really tell the blogging world I would deny myself coffee for an entire week? Did I forget I have a baby? What about the fact that this baby wakes up […] Read more…

6 Challenges for Lent

For the upcoming 40+ days, 6+ weeks of Lent, my goal is to prepare my heart for the joy of Christ’s resurrection on Easter Sunday. My secondary goal is to avoid treating Lent as a precursor to beach season but rather as a true time of self-denial, repentance, prayer and dependence on God’s grace and mercy. I […] Read more…

A Women’s Trip to Uganda

It was back during my first year of teaching that I had a crazy idea. I was overwhelmed and over-stressed from six months of tirelessly instilling knowledge into the minds of ninth-graders. Spring break was upon me and long days by the pool a good book with no students would be the perfect mental escape. But the Lord […] Read more…

My Resolution

We are already two days into the new year, so I think it’s time to talk about resolutions. Perhaps, you are WAY ahead of me and have your list and are sticking to it. Or pretending you never made a list because you have already “cheated”. For me, I’m always a few days behind as […] Read more…

Gift Wrapping Grinch

I’m just going to come out and say it, I HATE WRAPPING PRESENTS. I hate it. I’m not good at it. Actually, the entire practice makes me want to cuss; I’m just being honest. Don’t get me wrong, I love giving presents to friends and family. I love the wrapping paper and coming up with […] Read more…

Advent Series: Joy

On the third week of Advent we light the Shepherd Candle, or Joy Candle.  It is a reminder of the Good News of Great Joy brought forth by a heavenly host of angels to all people, even the most unlikely of characters, the shepherds. This Sunday, our pastor reminded us about the shepherds, who they […] Read more…

Advent Series: Peace

The Candle of Peace was lit in our service Sunday morning, symbolizing the peace God brought to His people through Jesus. This particular service had special meaning for Jess and me because our daughter, Amelia, was christened in front of her fellow church members, family and friends. There is something so unique about infant baptism during the […] Read more…

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