Picking up the Pieces.

Failed adoptions happen to other people, not us, right? Wrong. Since my last post, Andrew and I jumped headfirst into our adoption journey and quickly pursued a situation that literally fell into our lap. On a Tuesday we hopped on the adoption train and that Friday, we received a phone call about the unique adoption…

Winter Wanderings, Part 1

Winter on the farm this year hasn’t been much of a winter but it surely has left its mark. After wearing shorts on Christmas, the normal high has been around 75°, sometimes 80°. And don’t get me started on the humidity from all the rain falling from the sky. But, all of that disappeared when…

In the Waiting.

When you are part of an infertility support group, it is only natural the women around you progress in their fertility journey, whether commencing fertility treatments, adopting a sweet little one or the ultimate gift of a pregnancy. Each success story gives me so much hope that one day it will be me. While I…

The Great Flood of 2016.

As most of you know, our small corner of the world was pummeled with massive amounts of rainfall at the end of last week, followed by devastating flooding in several parishes as the water flowed south through rivers, creeks and bayous. This particular storm would be equivalent to a hurricane without the wind. One word that seems to…

Look Beyond.

I woke up this morning feeling my faith falling to the floor as I thought about the house projects that lay before us and the money that is currently flying out the window. The questions kept flooding my mind... will the repairs ever be done? are we doing enough to protect against termites in the…

In the Silence.

Here's a little Monday motivation for you! After a nice Easter weekend celebrating the risen Christ, I'm reminded My Lord and My Savior is there in the quiet, fighting for me and lifting me up each step of this glorious journey we call life. We don't need to have it all figured out. We don't…

Blind Faith.

Over the course of this past month, I've experienced many days where I've relied heavily on blind faith. The kind of faith that arrives naturally and doesn't make sense on paper. "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he…

Unglued

I'm in the middle of a Proverbs31 online bible study of  Unglued by Lisa Terkeurst - making wise choices in the midst of raw emotions. What woman can't use a little help dealing with her emotions? Exactly. Here are a few snippets from the past two weeks that I have carried with me. Pin these and you can…

De-Clutter Your Life

Each time I walk through a transitional time in my life, I feel the need to rid my home of the excess and the unnecessary. It seems to be a cleansing ritual for me and usually arrives on the heels of a difficult season. This year it came in the form of a paintbrush rather than…