I have a lot to be thankful for this Mother’s Day. I have three children whom I love dearly, and a husband who always plans something to make me feel special, so I truly couldn’t ask for more. However, I have come to realize, both through personal pain and the pain of others, that while … More A Call to All Women this Mothers Day
I was 12 when my parents pulled a packet of bright yellow papers out of a drawer and placed them in front of me. My young eyes fell onto the pages filled with verses, and fill in the blanks as Mom and Dad slowly and lovingly led me through a study about what communion … More Communion: Sacred or Snack?
My mother sat on the operating table-25 years old, spirit broken, heart torn apart, and absolutely weak from two weeks of grieving the loss of her sweet baby. She should have been nine weeks pregnant today, and instead she was waiting for a DNC. Last year, my Grandma told me about the night my mom … More The Doctor said Giving Me Life Was an “Option”
Everyone wants to know their life matters. We all want to know we’re going to make an impact-that it matters that we were here on this earth. I am now nearing the end of my twenties and the fantastic fact that I am not immortal has finally caught up with me. With marriage and kids … More Am I Making My Life Count? – a self check
The New City Catechism was introduced to Andrew and I at the Gospel Coalition Conference in Indianapolis, IN in April 2017. This new Catechism was propelled into print by The Gospel Coalition, Redeemer Presbyterian Church (Pastor: Tim Keller), and Crossway. Catechisms are simply Christian doctrine put into a short, concise question and answer format. They … More Catechism; of days gone by or a timeless discipline?
There are certain moments in life we will never forget. We remember these times vividly because they have a profound impact on the way we view the world, ourselves, and how we approach life. I can point back to a few key people and events that have influenced me significantly, but one moment in particular … More 13 Words That Changed My Life
Before our first child, Karaline, was born, if we were honest, Andrew and I would have to admit that we of course had many moments of freeking out. “How in the world did we think we were ready for this?” “We’ll never have time alone again!” “How are we going to afford this new creature?” … More The Intentional Parent
As I sat in church this morning, tears uncharacteristically streamed down my cheeks as I worshiped the Lord. The last few days of watching social media’s hyper-focus on abortion and “pro-choice” have infuriated me and ripped my heart to shreds. Today I was able to enter into the presence of the One in whose truth … More The Sanctity of Life
Stacy Hanna, what are you thinking?! How could you possibly deprive your child from the classic childhood experience of Santa Clause–It goes hand-in-hand with being a kid. Kids need to experience magic, make believe and wonder. I understand this can come as a shock. I know so many people who look back on their childhood … More Karaline, There is no Santa Claus
Andrew and I have a precious little nine month old daughter. She’s got the cutest wrist rolls, the softest, most kissable cheeks, and brings more joy and frustration into our lives than we ever imagined possible. 🙂 I was browsing through some of our pictures last week from when she was a newborn and had … More Take some time to just “be” with your kids today.