I've found that the saddest part about being laid off is when you have to tell your coworkers, who became some of your best friends, that they won't be hearing from you much anymore. On Monday morning, I had to do this with one of the best construction managers I've ever worked with; it was… Continue reading how to lean more on prayer in your daily life
Do y'all ever go through life wondering when God is finally going to start listening to your prayers about a dream you've been thinking about for what feels like forever? Y'all, I honestly thought I would never get to where my life has turned within the past twenty-four hours. From hearing my mother-in-law is back… Continue reading how to block out the haters and lean on God
Over the past twenty-something weeks, Joe and I have been bombarded with opinions, practical solutions, and suggestions from people who claim they know what's best because they've been through it before. Let me let you in on a little secret: just because you've been there, done that, does not mean you know what's best. I… Continue reading Please Stop Judging When Your Opinion Isn’t Taken.
I woke up this morning thinking, "man, we really have been blessed". Have you ever suddenly had a realization like that? Where you're just going about your day and there's this moment where God kind of opens your eyes a little wider to how He's working? Recently we've started to see how tempting chasing all… Continue reading how to balance blessings while figuring out your future
One of the greatest commandments that, I believe, trips up Christians time and time again is the one in Exodus 20:12: Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the Lord your God is giving you. The real question begins when we reach the holiday season: how do we honor our parents and… Continue reading how to deal with family during the holidays
When was the last time you thought to yourself, if only I could have [this], I'd be so much happier. I wish it would just come faster already! Oh friend, am I right in that same boat as you! Aren't we all at some point? Lately Joe and I have been talking about when we'd… Continue reading 2 verses to rely on during life crises
This week I wanted to touch on a topic that is not only near and dear to my heart, but is relatable to just about everyone: how to deal with situations that involve other people living out dreams you've had for your own life. Because these scenarios are so familiar, I will also be including… Continue reading how to deal with other people living out your dreams
When you hear the word weakness and try to put it in the context of the Bible, what's the first thing you think of? For me, it is the following two verses: Each time he said, “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” So now I am glad to boast… Continue reading how my weakness taught me about God’s strength
There's a quote that says the following: You'll never influence the world by trying to be like it. I think sayings like that can be severely brushed over, but isn't that a temptation for all of us? That we listen to the world and try to pretend we can be just like everybody else and… Continue reading how to influence the world by being yourself
Oh how Satan fights against us. Recently Joe and I have been wrestling with all sorts of things, ranging from unfair practices to personal life roadblocks and questions no human being could ever fully answer. There have been tears. Oh so many tears. And the pain has been almost unbearable. But through it all, our… Continue reading and if not, He is still good.