God’s Promise of Ezra

Our Pastors sent us this beautiful Gardenia and planter last month. It's so beautiful and fits in perfectly in the garden house. This second loss has been tough in different ways. It’s not a small thing when your church family leans into relationship in the tough seasons. Miscarriage is sometimes a topic that is not … Continue reading God’s Promise of Ezra

Pregnancy After Loss

***Trigger Warning: Miscarriage Mentioned*** Something 2020 taught me was the true meaning of flourishing with God. For me, flourishing with God is to become deeply rooted, established, and immovable in every season. When we lost our daughter in March to incompetent cervix and delivered her stillbirth at 18 weeks, 5 days, I meant it when … Continue reading Pregnancy After Loss

When to Safely Announce Your Pregnancy

To tell or not to tell, that is always the question when it comes to announcing a pregnancy. I can remember when Micah and I found out I was pregnant. We were in shock and discussing who and when to tell. We weighed the “risks” of sharing the news early with the secretiveness of not … Continue reading When to Safely Announce Your Pregnancy

What We Learn As We Wait on God’s Healing

I was wishing for a fresh bouquet of flowers today but decided to make the best of what I had at home. I made this bouquet of flowers from an old arrangement and foliage in the yard. Only 3 roses and baby’s breath lasted from an old bouquet so I added fern cuttings from my … Continue reading What We Learn As We Wait on God’s Healing

Mourning My Daughter’s Due Date in the Light

I remember finding the band 'Sleeping At Last' 2 years ago and falling in love with their song called Light. It is a wonderful song about becoming a parent. That was also the year God gave me more names in addition to Jacqueline and Ezra; names he gave me back in 2013 & 2014. He … Continue reading Mourning My Daughter’s Due Date in the Light

Chronic Hope Part Four: The Rising Flood Waters

There it was in Jacquita’s handwriting, almost leaping off the page to get my attention. I could feel my heart beating out of my chest and the hairs on the back of my neck standing at full attention. I immediately wrote down 1 Peter 5:10 in several different places to remind me to keep the … Continue reading Chronic Hope Part Four: The Rising Flood Waters

Chronic Hope Series: My battle with Endometriosis

At last the time has come for me to start sharing my endometriosis story. It’s been 2 years since I last wrote in the blog and I have to say that I have missed writing! In the past I have started writing my story several times but life kept getting in the way. These past … Continue reading Chronic Hope Series: My battle with Endometriosis

Our Journey To Better Health

There’s a lot that has changed since last year. SO much has changed! I apologize for the silence but I get quiet when a lot is going on. It takes time for me to process things and it usually takes my entire focus. The biggest change has been within me. This past year I’ve been … Continue reading Our Journey To Better Health

Crazy Rant of a Wannabee Therapist

So I’m applying to graduate school again in the hopes of becoming a clinical mental health counselor. For the freaking third time. I am only applying to one school. Again. For the third time. Now, some of you might point out that there are plenty of Counselor Education Programs out there that are CACREP accredited … Continue reading Crazy Rant of a Wannabee Therapist

Thank God for Poison Ivy

Normally, I wouldn’t be thankful for the annoyingly itchy and irritating rash that is caused by poison ivy but I’m pretty sure it just saved me from skin cancer. Last month I was doing yardwork and unknowingly brushed up against some Poison Ivy. Unfortunately, I didn’t realize it until about 3 hours later when I … Continue reading Thank God for Poison Ivy