A Year of Trust

How is it already May 2017?! Am I the only one that’s freaking out about this? I mean, where in the world has this year already gone?? SLOW DOWN TIME. Okay, okay, I’ll calm down. But phew, a lot has happened between now and then, and I’m just trying to keep my head from spinning … Continue reading A Year of Trust

Be Nice to the Janitor

Remember when we were little, and every day we heard the same mantra over and over: Sharing is caring, be nice, play nice. It was pounded into our little brains from the moment we understood ownership and kindness. But somehow, in the midst of growing up and becoming our own people (goodbye parental rules!), we … Continue reading Be Nice to the Janitor

Thankful On a Monday

I have been trying to create a new daily habit of thankfulness, of counting my blessings and thanking God for what I DO have... Because it’s altogether too easy to remember only what I DON’T have.  So today I am thankful for my husband who gets up in the morning with me and makes the … Continue reading Thankful On a Monday

James Family Annual Review 2016

It’s Christmas morning in the James household. WELL, it’s not literally Christmas morning, but we’re celebrating early before we pack our bloated selves into the car to travel hours and hours to see our families for the real deal. We’re currently stuffed full of cinnamon rolls and coffee, which will soon be followed by breakfast … Continue reading James Family Annual Review 2016

My Advent Season

  I’m in the weeds again, buried deep, analyzing the soil, searching all the cracks and turns of the bark.  I literally can’t see the forest for the trees. All the while I cry out for the Lord to give me a glimpse into the beautiful expanse of the forest, but it’s me who hangs … Continue reading My Advent Season

An Ode to My Husband

Exactly four years ago, J and I went on our first date. When J first asked me out, I wanted to say: yes yes yes YES YEEEESSSS. But instead I asked him to wait two months. (Crazy lady, I know.) I had gotten out of a very short but very destructive relationship just a few … Continue reading An Ode to My Husband

Falling in Fall

Lately I have been hard pressed to find the courage or bravery to write. There’s just too much you-know-what going on in the world that trying to write about it or anything else seems too daunting and simultaneously too trivial. And if I am being completely honest—I am scared about perception if I do step … Continue reading Falling in Fall