be loved

I spent so many years LISTENING….listening to the Christian culture that I wasn’t sure I agreed with, listening to people with ulterior motives than my best interest, listening to that which opposed what my heart was telling me. This decision to listen to others over myself would alter my life forever. I can’t help but…

authenticity

So, because I love personality tests and I am an explorer of self-awareness, I know that I long for authenticity. Because I also study people, I think many of them also long for authenticity. Why, though, are there some that are so dishonest? Some who perhaps dont even know themselves fully and live every day…

and then noah went to middle school

Soooo…..ya’ll know I’m a weird homeschooler, right? I’ve been homeschooling my kids since 2013, making this our 7th year we started a year of education at home in September.This year has looked different though, for several reasons. We tried online school this year. (And by that I don’t mean the K-12 stuff cause I know…

real thing

Real ThingZac Brown Band It was in a crystal bottle on his deskHe’d save it for the times to not forgetI miss the way he’d share with meThe things that he held trueWhile the lessons rolled around his 80 proofAll it took wasOne sip and it blew my mindThose good ol’ boys sure make it…

reblog: finding joy

TO MY KIDS, YOU ARE NOT A PRODUCT OF DIVORCE by Rachel Marie Martin It’s taken me six years to be able to have the courage to write this letter. I think six years is a good number, a good indicator of time, of seasons passing and new seasons beginning.  In the beginning months after your…

it’s not rebuilding when it’s brand new

I don’t seem to sound like my life wrecked: it didn’t. But things have changed. What has happened in that process is a coming free.So much I have carried that was not meant for me. So many roles I was not intended to have. And these things, I am no longer burdened with. And what…

family pictures 2019

It is no secret I have a slight obsession with family pictures. I have made efforts to have some pictures taken of my crew, both together and individually, yearly or biyearly since the beginning of being a mom more than 13 years ago.I won’t tell you this time wasn’t different. It was very different.It felt…

long time comin’

There is only so much to share about things like this. Only so much is appropriate and there is no need to break people down or share details of things that are only meant for the inner most circle.But there are some things to share and that’s okay, too. I am getting a divorce.If you’re…

When There Is Lying

So what happens whenA person lies about small things that don’t matter.And a person lies about so many small things you stop believing anything they say? What happens when you don’t know if ever they are honest? With you? With themselves? When there is lying, there is a complete breakdown. It’s further than that word…

these high green hills

A book by that same title, a thought that goes through my mind when I’m driving around here. Tennessee is weird sometimes but so very, very pretty. Sometimes when I see it anew, in it’s summertime glory, it takes my breath away in that same way the ocean does. Sometimes it reminds me of all…