If you're new here, you may want to subscribe via email here or via my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!And it is my prayer that your love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment, so that you may approve what is excellent, and so be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God. (Philippians 1:9-11 ESV) It’s 4:30 in the morning and I cannot sleep. I woke...

I have known Kara for 10 years. My name is Autumn , but I am blessed to be called her Dianna and to call her my Anne of Greene Gables. (If you have no clue why, be sure you read L.M. Montgmery’s Anne of Greene Gables, it’s a great book). God gave us one another because He knew we needed each other and I am ever so thankful! This weekend Kara and her two oldest girls flew to NC. This was Kara’s first women’s retreat. Kara has warned me not to just brag on her here, but...

          It felt like an impossible day to get through. But we made it. We cried hot tears. My girlfriends stood by and watched through tears, but they showed up. They were there. And a thousand more would have come if I had asked. Just to smile at me through my tears. And in the smiling, letting me know it’s going to be okay. Somehow, it will be okay. Shaving my head felt devastating this go around. I know what this is. I know what this means. So hot tears ran down my face as my kind friend Evan shaved...

The news today wasn’t great. It was devastating, but we are not without options. I will give details when we are ready. But today, we have today. So I walk into it seeking goodness…. And guess what- it’s there. Today, I could move. I could spend my energy cooking for my loves, my friends, my people. I could cry a big ugly cry, and my deepest grief...

I can’t sleep- tomorrow is feeling impossible on so many levels. First, I get to take my boy to the dentist. It will prove to be the highlight of my day. I love our new dentist. Dr Brennan Johnson. He’s the bee’s (okay- I’ve been watching A River Runs Through it again). But then I walk into my day- a day where my phone will likely ring from one of my many doctors that have read the scan from today. I will know immediately by the tone if it’s my kind...

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