when you’re tired of your Hard still being Hard.

I recently met up with a new friend for coffee and cookies. We sat in the shade and tried not to melt in the humidity while we shared our hearts and talked about our Hard. Our specifics are vastly different, but our hearts spoke the same language as we spoke about our current realities. At…

some coffee shop truth for my soul.

I have the privilege of knowing and loving many incredible people. One such woman is an exceptional leader, a self-starter, an overcomer, a warrior, someone who I look up to for her courage, gumption and tenderness, even though I happen to be older. It was her senior year of college and we were chatting in…

for when our hearts and our world is hurting.

Today, my soul is grieved and weary and hurt. For my own Hard and the toil it has had in recent days. For our country’s Hard and the violence, the blaming and the uncertainty. For our world’s Hard and the suffering and injustice. Over the past year, there have been moments where the Lord has…

what being present looks like.

I get told a lot that these years with littles goes by quick. And the more I live it, the more I realize it is true. I want to be present. When things get hard, I don’t want to miss out on the gifts in front of me, just because I’m also longing for something…

June favorites + a giveaway.

Ah, June, one of my favorite months. It feels like berries and sunshine.  I’m grateful for the opportunity to pause and remember the grace to be found in recent days. June is birthday month for so many of our ladies! It was my birthday, my mother-in-law’s, two of my sisters’ and my daughter’s. Our birthday…