‘There will never be enough praise of the world to fill a cup that has a hole in it’: Finding Godly Joy in Motherhood

“No one wants a shallow soul, but sometimes it is hard to remember the only way to achieve a deepness of character involves growth, sacrifice, and going through hard things.”

Never Suppress a Generous Thought

“Never suppress a generous thought!” This quote by Camilla E. Kimball has been running through my mind a lot this week. I’ve been on the receiving end of so many generous thoughts lately, which has caused me to reflect on my own thoughts and actions. Do I sometimes suppress a generous thought to say orContinue reading “Never Suppress a Generous Thought”

“Fight For Family” with Melissa from The Intentional Family: Synthesizing the Gospel of Jesus Christ with Family Theory

Melissa Lamping is one of those people who radiates sunshine. Do you ever wonder how people can do that?? Well, in this article she shares some of her secrets, so BUCKLE. UP. Melissa is a wife and a mama of three adorable little girls. She is a fellow graduate of Utah State University (Go AggiesContinue reading ““Fight For Family” with Melissa from The Intentional Family: Synthesizing the Gospel of Jesus Christ with Family Theory”

“1, 2, 3 START OVER!!!” God is a God of New Beginnings

As a child (and even still as an adult, let’s be honest), my parents would always use the phrase “1, 2, 3 START OVER” with my siblings and me. Whenever we wanted a fresh start after throwing a tantrum or doing something unkind or disobedient, we would yell “1, 2, 3 START OVER!!!!” and weContinue reading ““1, 2, 3 START OVER!!!” God is a God of New Beginnings”

Living a Full and Intentional Life with JOY

The first time I met Joy Enyinnaya, my girls and I were playing in the courtyard of our apartment complex. She walked past us on her way to campus. She looked gorgeous and walked with so much confidence and purpose—she radiated light! When she told me her name was Joy, I said, “Of course itContinue reading “Living a Full and Intentional Life with JOY”

“A Thrill of Hope, the Weary World Rejoices”

If you’re feeling weary this season, pour out your heart to your Father in Heaven. He is aware of you and loves you perfectly. He won’t leave you comfortless. As you seek to make Jesus Christ the focus of your life, He will fill your life with purpose and you will be able to fully rejoice in a “new and glorious morn.”

Using the power of prayer to heal frustrations with others

Pro Tip: It’s harder to stay frustrated with someone while sincerely praying for them. Some days may require longer prayers, but this tip hasn’t failed me yet. 😉 You are a child of God… and so is your child (see my last blog post), your spouse, your coworker, your boss, your neighbor, the random personContinue reading “Using the power of prayer to heal frustrations with others”

“All Those Days Washing All the Windows!” 9 Magic Tips for Long Days with Toddlers

I went to the eye doctor a couple months ago. I was a new patient, so they had me fill out some paperwork. At the bottom it asked me to list my hobbies, so I listed some of my favorite things to do: walking/jogging, reading, (aka “listening to audiobooks while playing mermaids and/or teddy bearsContinue reading ““All Those Days Washing All the Windows!” 9 Magic Tips for Long Days with Toddlers”

How to create a more personal relationship with Jesus Christ

Let me tell you a little bit about my friend, Kristen Woods. When my family moved to Colorado last year, she was one of my first friends. Our mutual friend, Joy (who is another incredible woman and believer in Christ), connected us and our kids through a play date at the park and I’m soContinue reading “How to create a more personal relationship with Jesus Christ”