We’ve Come a Long Way // An Update on Josiah

I can hardly believe it’s already July and this is only my fourth post this year!

Actually, well yes, I can believe it.¬† Because despite all of my good intentions and the many blog ideas that are recorded on my phone, my days are now mostly filled with this kind of fun…

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Don’t even get me started on the time I found him in the living room, in his birthday suit, playing with his diaper…the diaper I had just put on him about 30 seconds earlier.

Thank the good Shepherd there was no poop in that diaper! ūüôā

Speaking of poop, a lot has happened since my last post about Josiah‘s progress after his last surgery in January. Read more…

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Choosing to Speak in Love // A Reflection on Year Three of Marriage

December 20th marks our anniversary.¬† It’s been three years since we said our vows to one another, deciding that for better or for worse, this would be our forever person.

When I look back at our wedding video and read the post I wrote for our first anniversary, I remember how absolutely, overwhelmingly in love I was with my husband.

And I still am.

But although that love I felt then was real and true, it hadn’t yet gone through the fire.¬† It had yet to be tested and tried and proven true.

It was only a matter of time. Read more…

Count It All Joy // The Book of James {Part Two}

So, I’m going to be honest.

I really didn’t want to write this post.

You know when you read something in the Bible and it’s just too much to handle? ¬†It’s just too much to face the reality that you don’t want to live by the truth of these words…that the Word of God really is a double-edge sword piercing through the joints and marrow and soul and heart of¬†a person. ¬†It’s irritating¬†to know the truth and not live by it.

So you kind of just skim over¬†those parts. ¬†Push the dust-bunnies into the corners of the room (oh, you don’t do stuff like that??). ¬†It’s like how I’ve always covered my eyes on any of the Jesus-being-crucified movie scenes from when I was a child (and yes, I still do it to this day). ¬†I know it’s the truth, but it’s just too painful sometimes to come face to face with the gory, offensiveness of it all. Read more…