This is a fictional account of the story of Rahab of the Bible. It is well-imagined and does stick to the correct facts laid out in Scripture, though they are few. The story takes greater depth and becomes heart-changing in the hands of one of my favorite authors, Tessa Afshar.
Many of us our familiar with this prayer from Matthew 6:9-13 which says, 9 Pray then like this: “Our Father in heaven,hallowed be your name.[a]10 Your kingdom come,your will be done,[b] on earth as it is in heaven.11 Give us this day our daily bread,[c]12 and forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil."[d]Matthew… Continue reading God, our Father in Heaven
Do you ever feel like you just aren't enough? Don't do enough, can't give enough? Everyone around you seems to do the best they can and you come up short, again. In your tone of voice, your work, your estimation of yourself, your weight, your style, your smarts, your ability to save money, to raise… Continue reading Do you ever feel like you just aren’t enough?
It feels a bit audacious to entitle this post with that line. What mom wouldn't give all for her kids, if she could? It's not what the dreamy romantic younger version of myself thought of first when I dreamed of having a family one day, to be honest. As the dream come true unfolds, the… Continue reading The Happy Sacrifices of a Mama
It's a little over one year from the birth of my second baby and it's time to write. Hers was so special to me, I've just had to treasure it in my heart for this year. I write it here on my blog not to be too personal, but because I desire this blog to… Continue reading Eilah’s Birth Story
Dear mama, You've just come through it, haven't you? I remember the complete shock when my first child was born. My first thought was "Whoa, heavy!" It was a water birth & as soon as he was in my arms, I realized why it was so crazy carrying him those last few weeks- 9 lbs… Continue reading How to Recover from Birth
It's been 11 months since having our second child and I thought it would be nice to share how it's been going! First, you see those faces?! I adore them! My children, a boy and girl, are 19 months apart. My daughter was born last February and my son was born two Junes before that.… Continue reading What’s it’s like being a mom of 2 🙂 11 months in!
2019 will always be the year I had my baby girl. She came to us "late" but early this year in February. Such a sweet gift and perfect addition to our family. I just finished playing with my son, laying beside each other laughing inside his tent. There's nothing that fills my heart so much… Continue reading 2019- Year in Review
Here's what I wish "they" would've told me before I had 2 kids under 2. Fall and Christmas plates & decor come back in season before you know it. Just leave them out! 🙂 You might feel like you are required to be the energizer bunny & pulled in many directions, but just breathe. It.will.all.come.together!… Continue reading What I wish They Told Me Before Having 2 Kids under 2
I've had the amazing realization of what kind of parent I should be this week. I want to start by saying that I have a reallly compassionate heart and I remember what it was like to be a tenderhearted kid. So, I guess I've always wondered how I would parent. I figured that I would… Continue reading What Type of Parent I am