To all the Mamas out there , Look down at your stretch marks. Your scars. Your stretched out skin. These are your tiger stripes. Your badge of honor. You may try to use all the creams and work outs wanting to erase them. But tigers don’t do that. They wear them on the outside. Mamma, you … More Tiger Stripes
I’ve been thinking about doing this for a matter of months now. I Finally got around to doing it! It amazes Peter and me how much we have here in America. I did this exercise to help open the eyes of others including myself to help us see how much we have by … More COTN Everyday Value
Do you remember being a child around Christmas? Do you remember the giddy feeling you’d get as soon as you’d see those presents under the Christmas tree? All the wonder and curiosity of what’s inside danced in your mind. And that is why this family celebrates Christmas this way. Instead of hiding the gifts the … More Anticipating CHRISTmas
As a newlyweds Peter and I have been working on surrounding ourselves in a community of encouragement. These next few years are years of preparation as we expand on our family. Although I’m an introvert I am learning how important it really is to have a good community. We have come to … More Build Don’t Break
I’ve experienced: Loss Regret Hurt Victories and Love just like anyone else. Tears stream down my face as I as read through my old prayer journals and see how faithful God has been throughout my life. I started writing letters to God when I was fifteen; I’m twenty-five now. As the years went on I started … More Love Letters To God
I believe there is a privacy that many have forgotten and have used social media or conversations as a personal journal. Boundaries are crossed that many don’t even know they have crossed. Then every party involved leave at what a could of been an encouraging time, but instead had a gossip session. … More Could I Get A little Privacy?
A friend of mine asked me the other day what I honestly thought of her blog and if I thought she was glorifying God through it. Who are you glorifying when you post? I asked her this “What is your motive when you post?” I think this is an honest question every believer needs to … More Who Are You Glorifying?
I used to have this issue maybe you have it too. I used to never write, underline or mark my Bible because I didn’t want to ruin it. It was too sacred to me because it’s God’s word. But the truth is he wants us to ruin our Bibles. Ever heard this quote? So much … More Tear Up Your Bible
I don’t love her because she’s a legend. I love her because of her story. Why? Because it’s many people’s story. They too want the world to see them for who they want to be. Many people didn’t know her story until her death. She wanted the world to see her exactly as what … More The Norma Jeanes
I was looking for an adventure, something to get out of not only Washington, but of the U.S. My thinking was that the ministry happening in Kitsap Country was really good and I am excited for it but there is so much more outside of it to see. I needed to stretch my faith and … More A Different World