On DaySpring’s $5 Sale – 24hrs only!

Dayspring $5 Sale!

*affiliate links used Oh my. What a fun surprise to see today - up to 90% off some of my favorite DaySpring products!!! Um, my Christmas shopping is DONE and yours could be too. Check this ridiculousness out - ALL of these items below are $5: The Grace & Peace - Makeup Bag - originally $26.99 Redeemed - Makeup Bag - originally $26.99 Lisa Leonard - ((together)) Necklace - originally $36 Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep - Teddy Bear Prayer Plush - originally $23 Daily Continue Reading

On Coping with Colic

On Coping with Colic

Oh mama, I have been where you are. I know the helpless feeling that washes over you as your beloved baby screams and twists, no matter how you bounce/rock/sway/burp/love. Just so you know, it is not you that is making your baby scream. Truly. No matter what it seems or how it feels. Your baby adores and loves you, even if it doesn't seem possible. And I know how you love your baby, no matter how frustrated and even angry you get. Mama of a colicky baby, you are not alone. My first child had Continue Reading

on Writing From and For the Heart

On Writing From and For the Heart

As I enter my seventh year of blogging (seriously. I’m like a bloggy dinosaur), I realize that I’ve learned a lot about it. I’ve learned how to write for my audience. I’ve learned how to create a pinnable graphic. I’ve learned what [I think] makes a good blog post or site design, which social scheduling tools can do what, and that email is actually my ‘stickiest’ platform. I’ve learned enough about blogging and social media to have started a career out of it, both managing several online Continue Reading

On Blinking Cursors & New Pathways {an (in)courage post}

Anna Rendell at (in)courage

Feeling dried up scares me. How am I supposed to teach my children, write blog posts, lead a devotion in my MOPS group, if I am running on fumes myself? A re-fueling of my heart seems impossible because there’s no time to go sit in a quiet sanctuary, on a dock at a lake, in a field of wildflowers. This is real life, people, and real life is messy and full of blinking cursors. Real life is loud, and I think I’m afraid that if I stop and be still, underneath the chatter, there won’t be anything Continue Reading