As I write everything out that I did over the last few months, I realize there are so many more “favorite things” that I didn’t write about. I think that just shows how much of a success and joy this 22-Week-Challenge has been for me. If pretty much everything I had the privilege to do became “one of my favorite parts about this challenge” then not a single moment was wasted on this wonderful journey. … More EVERYTHING That I Completed During My 22-Week-Challenge (& What I’ve Learned)
One of the most memorable accomplishments of my 22-Week-Challenge has for sure been birthing goats for the first time. Boy, was it an adventure! I laughed, I cried, and I prayed harder for an animal than I’ve done since my goldfish Snickerdoodle nearly a decade ago, haha. Let me tell you all about it… Walker … More Birth A Goat: CHECK!
I went camping this past weekend and this is a huge deal 😀 Not only was it one of the things on my 22-Week-Challenge list, but I’ve never been well enough to go on one of the family trips with my dad and sibs until now, so it was an extra blessing! We camped at a … More I Went Camping!!!
After the fire 2 weeks ago, some of my plants looked like they weren’t going to make it. I planned on digging them up later on in the week and planting something new in their places, but I was surprised a few days later to see that they had no intention whatsoever of giving up … More Lessons From A Scorched Flower Bed
Last week Walker, his mom, and I got emergency evacuated from our home in the night because our neighbor’s house caught fire. A really serious fire that left the house destroyed and needing to be demolished. 8 people ended up homeless, including a bunch of kids, and it was heartbreaking. Before the firefighters arrived and … More A Crazy Week
I’m sure I’m not the only one who has noticed that humans have a tendency to destroy the things that they touch. We tend to make more chaos and bring more death the longer we’re around, and honestly, that’s heartbreaking to me. God is a creator and a life-giver, and we’re made in the image … More A Passion For More Life
In March my brain almost died from sleep deprivation and I ended up in the hospital for a week. It was a super scary time because for a day or two neither I nor anybody else knew if I would get my memories back or truly remember who I was ever again. While it was … More A Change Of Heart
There are few people in the world whose music has encouraged me as often as JJ Heller’s has. I can’t say how many times her words and sweet melodies have brought comfort and hope to my heart, as well as cheerful songs to my lips. WELL, last Friday she released a new song that I … More Even When You Lose
I’ve been way too sick to write lately and I’m still too sick to write much now, but here I am, mustering up all the energy I can manage in order to write, because the things that I’ve seen lately make me so sad… Hate. I’ve seen so, so much hate. And I don’t mean … More Hate Will Never Heal Us
There is so much brokenness in the world…so much pain. I’ve seen it in so many faces recently…heard it in so many voices…and today it is breaking my heart. The holiday season is the greatest time of year for so many people, but for others it is the painful, almost unbearable reminder of loss, brokenness, or … More Healing For The Holidays