Walking In Faith

Walking In Faith IG

I’ve been trapped in an ongoing battle with my health for years now. Many words and updates are scattered in this space as I’ve tried to honestly and whole heartedly share that struggle with you. Lately, my frustration in this area is overwhelming. Poor health is such a vicious cycle. Making bad food choices inevitably […]

Letting Friends Break Down Your Walls

Letting Friends Break Down Your Walls... How to build intimacy even when it's hard.

I’m an introvert in every sense of the word. My energy comes from the revival of long stretches of time spent alone. I can go weeks without contact with another human — besides my husband or one of my children. I’ve learned in recent years, however, this is not always the healthiest way to live. We were […]

Women of Joy

Women of Joy: Stronger 2015 Tour... An incredibly inspiring weekend!

I spent the weekend with some incredibly inspiring women, both onstage and by my side. The speakers were fantastic. I want to share a little of each of them with you. (Please excuse the poor iPhone photography. I definitely should have lugged my good camera along.) Friday night, I heard for the first and hopefully not last […]

Finding Space to Breathe

Finding Space To Breathe IG

My life is stuffed full. During each second, in every corner, something is begging for my attention. I have definite hoarding tendencies in all areas of my life. My house is stuffed with things. Over Christmas break last year, we took at least 6 truck loads of cast aside belongings to Good Will. Yet I […]

The State of Restlessness

The State of Restlessness: How I'm finally escaping it...

I’m an incredibly restless person. My mind is in a constant state of spinning, always wondering if I’m doing what I’m supposed to be, living in the right place, reaching out to who needs me… Lately I’m dreaming of selling everything, moving to the country, and raising a garden and chickens to become completely self-sufficient. […]

Google Plus April Linkup Party

Welcome to the April Mommy Is Coo Coo Google Plus Linkup Party!

Welcome to the always fun and inspiring Mommy Is Coo Coo linkup party! This is a fantastic place to grow your circles and make new friends on Google Plus. Before I get to the linkup, I want to share a new creative outlet that combines my love of art and my faith. Instagram introduced me to an amazing […]

The Lundbys: A Broken Family

The Lundbys: A Broken Family

A few months ago, I sifted through some old boxes of toys from my daughter’s childhood. I was mourning her moving out and wanted to recapture younger days. Instead of getting lost in her memories, I was transported back to a time in my own childhood. I came across a small car that belonged to […]

Turning to Food: March Update

Turning to Food: Find encouragement in the March update of my food addiction journey...

This month I’ve been working on step 3 of my food addiction recovery plan: Turn to God instead of food. I’m beginning to think if I had put this step first, this whole process could be further along by this point. I guess we live and learn, don’t we? You know how I love to […]

Creative Bible Journaling

Creative Bible Journaling

My favorite part of my recent introduction to Instagram is discovering an incredible community of people who create art in their Bibles. I had never even heard of this before, but I knew immediately I wanted to start this beautiful form of worship. I ordered matching ESV journaling Bibles for me and my daughter and searched through […]

Writing Tips From Anne Lamott

3 Awesome Writing Tips from the incredible Anne Lamott...

Anne Lamott is one of my favorite writers. Her sense of humor is unrivaled in my literary world. She so easily weaves little funny moments throughout her books. I recently finished her infamous Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life, which has been on my to-be-read pile for many years. Thinking I was […]