Sufficient Joy.

I saw a tweet from a friend that stole much of my thoughts today. “People too often confuse joy and happiness. To me they are two different things. Sometimes we have both. Sometimes we don’t.” It definitely begs the questions: what is joy? happiness? contentment? satisfaction? Are they one in the same? Or are they … Continue reading

Earthquakes, Hurricanes, & Politics–Oh my!

What a crazy week this has been. If I had known, I would have just vacationed home to Texas. I feel like I should recount my earthquake experience primarily because I’m hoping it was a once-in-a-lifetime experience… ha! So, sit back & enjoy. You might even grab some popcorn or something, cause this will definitely … Continue reading

I Want a Heart Like His!

I had every intention of coming home and blogging away on some really frustrating political happenings. But, I promised myself I wouldn’t until I caught up on my Bible study. Well, so much for the political rant. 🙂 I’m doing Beth Moore’s David: Seeking a Heart Like His. Boy, has the Lord been exposing some … Continue reading

Brynne’s SMILES

Watch this video. It’s things like this that put life into perspective. Go here to read about the race & the JonJon Fund! The Lord has allowed Brynne experiences that most 2-year-olds, thankfully, don’t have to endure. But, if you watch the brief clips of her in the video, you’ve seen no greater joy. Maggie … Continue reading

Just a little update…

You know–Paul wasn’t kidding when He said God’s grace is sufficient. 🙂 It’s TRUTH! In our inevitable moments of weakness, His goodness is greater!! He has the most pure and perfect plans for each of our lives that we can and will never be able to fathom. It’s just up to us to find them. … Continue reading


I’m reading a very fascinating book right now by John McArthur: Twelve Extraordinary Women It’s all about how God shaped women in the Bible, exhibiting their moral & spiritual qualities, and addressing what He wants to do with me. It’s so relevant to several different aspects of my life. First, spiritually, it’s really making me … Continue reading

My Weakness & His Power

His grace is sufficient for me. No matter what, no matter where I am or in what situation I find myself–HIS grace is enough for me. I can handle any situation or circumstance because He has power & control of my life. He went before me, died on a cross saving me from my sin … Continue reading

A truth for a lie…

So, I’m a conservative. Everyone knows this, right?? I mean, I like to think I’m pretty unapologetic about it. However, if you’re a centrist or left-leaning, don’t be fooled into thinking I’m not open-minded enough to consider the position of the “other side.” I have. In fact, I’ve sincerely tried to convince myself of some … Continue reading

Where does my help come from?

I am humbled. I am grateful. And, I am in awe of the rich, rich blessing of faithful friends & family that the Lord has bestowed upon my family. Thank you, Lord, for your faithfulness, for your mercy, & for your grace! As most of you know, my dad & I started our trek to … Continue reading