GIVEAWAY: I’m Seriously Tired As A Mother

So. Y’all know I LOVE me a good t-shirt. Some quip in a fancy font? It’s basically my love language. It fills me up, and it lets you know just a little bit more about me. Like. How tired I am.  As a mother. That’s how. Anyhow.  When I ordered a shirt similar to this one and it never came. I cried. Right out my eyes.  Fine. I didn’t cry. But I was annoyed until my new friends at Hoss Fly Tees contacted me and said, “hey. We have that shirt. Want it?”  And then I was all {whimper out of…

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Jesus, You’re Just Not Worth It

Ever catch yourself saying this? Oh. No. Not outloud, sure, but how many times are we caught choosing one thing over Jesus? Over quiet time. Over doing what’s right.  Yesterday, I listened to a teaching on God’s view vs our own worldview. It’s a topic that’s come up a lot lately.  Each time the outcome seems to be that there’s a good chance there’s some skew in our worldview. In the way we see God. In the way we are obeying.  The overall teaching was about why Jesus came. We shouted out typical answers and he wrote them on his…

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Your Marriage is Like a Spit In The Eye

Ever feel like you are just going through it with your spouse? Like you’re out of sync or on two different planets? It’s because the relationship you have with your husband is the most powerful form of love you can express in your entire life. And the enemy will never like that. Some say the love between mamma and babe is unmatchable. And it is powerful for sure. Wrapped up in a mamma’s love are three forms of love from the Greek: Agape, Ludus, and Pragma. We know agape as unconditional love. CS Lewis called it the highest form of…

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Summer Numbers

34- the number of days since I posted a blog 7- days we’ve been on summer break 1-times I’ve been able to harvest from my super cute garden  5- number of my babies who are currently snuggled on my couch 1- the number of camping trips I’ve been on this summer break.  17- mosquito bites from said camping trip 2- how many times I’ve watched the new Beauty and the Beast in the last two weeks 2- the number of books I’ve read on this summer break 10- the number of chapters fully completed in my book 10- chapters I…

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You Don’t Have to be a Mother to Celebrate Today

Happy Mother’s Day. Yes, I even mean those of you who don’t have a child of your own. I celebrate you today because I couldn’t do this without you.  Our girls have looked to you to learn so much, and it’s changed them. For the better. We aren’t made to do this alone, so you choosing to be these dynamite world changers. You choosing to pour into our kids. You choosing to scootch them back onto their right path, back to God.  You choosing to honor my words instead of act like I don’t know what I’m doing. You choosing…

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My Friend Is Dying

It doesn’t matter who. That’s her business, but the fact is it is happening. Earlier I read about a different girl I knew from high school. She died from brain cancer. Another friend lost her baby through miscarriage. Another friend’s god father died. If I sat here and thought a little longer, I am sure I could come up with more. It’s all around us. And it’s heavy. Maybe it shouldn’t be because it’s a part of life we know is coming from the minute a new little baby is born. But even in the instances where we know it’s coming,…

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Dry Ground

Because we are promised struggle if we profess Jesus Christ is Lord, we are going to face a few Red Seas. It’s important to know what to look for and what our role is in all of it. In Exodus 14 we read about the Israelites escaping Pharaoh. Anyone else think that guy could have used a heavy dose of meds? He was all over the place! He had thousands of Israelite slaves building his city, doing his grunt work. He would say things like, “Let them go. NO DON’T” and “OK, GET OUT! Leave my people and take the…

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Giveaway: Wives! Lend Me Your Ears

You know what is rough sometimes? Being a wife. That’s just for real. And just like with momming, there’s no manual. Of course we always have the Bible. And it’s great. We see a whole lot of how to live, speak, spend our time, set an example, etc in the pages of scripture. I am pretty sure Jesus meant our husbands to be included when he said, “love your neighbor.” But sometimes, you need to sit with a girlfriend and a steaming hot cup oh something wonderful and just mull it all over. Process it out. Meekly ask for some…

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Let Them Do Laundry

In our house, we have assigned laundry days. There are seven people in our family, so we assigned each kid a day for their laundry. Yes that means Handsome and I get the weekends. And now that the eldest Brewer has moved out, we get her day too. It’s Thursday. Layla Grace’s day. However, that Layla Grace is all caught up on her laundry (what a nerd. A braggarty showing off nerd.) So I turned to the kid with the most laundry in all the land- Samuel. It isn’t that he has more clothes than anyone or that he is…

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I Can’t Even…

I’m trying out this thing. It’s called “pull yourself together.” Because many of you have heard now that my book is being published. I’m beside myself giddy.  It’s all I’ve dreamt of for just ever. I’ve worked really hard, but suddenly now that I’m here at this place- the place where they hand you your race number and say “you got this sister.” All of a sudden I’m like a deer in the headlights.  Or worse. Like the guy on the side of the road waiting to hand water to the runners. The real runners of this race. And then…

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