v is for victory

V is for Victory

The crowd cheers and roars. The team on the field runs around slapping each other on their helmets, hugging each other or several teammates collide together celebrating their big win. Some may take a knee or point to heaven, others kiss the trophy. It doesn’t matter the sport, when one side wins the victory the…

u is for uncomfortable

U is for Uncomfortable

Uncomfortable might not seem like such a good word for U, but it is something that we’ve been experiencing as a family for a few years now. We’ve come to love being uncomfortable. About two years ago our pastor was talking about how God makes things uncomfortable when He’s ready for you to make changes…

t is for testimony

T is for Testimony

After we lost our daughter, Emma, in 2011, I heard Pastor Paul Sheppard speak of testimonies. He said we have to have a test before we can have a testimony and a mess before we can have a message. When you are going through the fire, whatever that fire may be, know that God is…

s is for student driver

S is for Student Driver

S is for student driver this week. Do you have a student driver in your home? Then you know that these are days of learning for both you and your new driver. It’s scary putting your life in the hands of a 15 or 16-year old who has NEVER driven before. We’re talking about tons…

r is for roosters

R is for Roosters (and chickens)

I love roosters. Well, chickens in general. Before we moved to our neighborhood, we had about 12 chickens, including 2 roosters. One was a bantam (we called him O’Connell) and the other was a mix (we called him Phoenix). He was a beautiful red rooster with a high arching green tail. Simply beautiful. Since we’re…

q is for questions

Q is for Questions

What? Who? Why? When? Where? These are questions we answer every single day…from multiple sources, multiple times a day. It’s important to ask questions – and even more important to understand the answers. This seems like such a strange word to post about, but I really think it’s an important word. It’s through questions that…

p is for potential

P is for Potential

As we’re preparing for our son’s high school graduation, I’ve never been so aware of┬áhis potential and all the opportunities he has. I remember when I graduated from high school, it felt like the world was at my fingertips. I was considered an adult, high school life was behind me, and I was poised to…

o is for opportunity

O is for Opportunity

Opportunity is all around us…every single day. We are all given the same 24 hours in a day, the same 7 days a week. What are you doing with the time you’re given? Are you seeking opportunities? Do you recognize an opportunity when it presents itself? I love the idea that opportunities present themselves every…

n is for nothing

N is for Nothing

Nothing. How many times have you heard that one word in your life? What are you doing? Nothing. What are you thinking? Nothing. What’s in the bag? Nothing. What do you have planned for today? Nothing. What are you working on? I’m not even going to say it. We’ve all heard it again and again…

mamas, madness, and mercy

M is for Mamas, Madness, and Mercy

Hello, mamas. We are full of madness and blessed with mercy each and every day. Can I get an amen?! So, this week’s blogging through the alphabet is for us – Mamas, Madness, and Mercy. Ah, mamas. I’m going to congratulate us today. I’m not sure if we get enough affirmations each day for what…