I stink at giving myself grace. The kind of grace I try so hard to give to others. The kind of grace that I want everyone to give themselves. The kind of grace Christ offers me every day. THAT kind of grace I am no good at. I am doing the Whole 30 diet. Let’sContinue reading “Give Yourself Some Grace”
I know what you are thinking. Steph, you ain’t even dating someone, how do you even know one thing about marriage? That was exactly what I asked myself every time I sat down to write this post. That I don’t know anything about marriage because well, I ain’t even close to it. But the thingContinue reading “The Truth About Marriage”
We all can be dramatic sometimes. We all can make things worse than they really are. Take me for example. My dad has a swollen lymph node in his neck. First thing I thought? Cancer. Second thing I thought? I’ll never see him again. Now that is dramatic. But let’s get real for a second: life can getContinue reading “How To Love Jesus When Shiz Gets Hard”
Christmas season is an oh so wonderful time of the year. A season that holds so much joy and so much love. Yet, 90% of the time the spirit of joy is turned into a spirit of chaos and “mine, mine mine.” We run over people to save 50 bucks. We push and pull andContinue reading “Countdown to Christmas | 25 Days of Giving”
My mom fell flat on her face a couple nights ago. She is trying to figure out how to tell people why half her face looks like she was knocked out at the voting polls this Tuesday, so I figured this was a good way to share it: She was running outside, took too wideContinue reading “Treat People Like They Are People, People”
Today’s Prompt: Test. Honestly nothing popped into my head when I read that word- mostly because I just got done cooking bacon, making the fire alarm go off, and now I am currently questioning if the bacon is even cooked enough for me to be eating it. That’s how much of a cook I am.Continue reading “Tests Are The Worst”
I received a text from my mother today with this simple direction: “Call me home you get a minute I need to talk to you about your cell phone usage.” So I of course obeyed my mother and called her instantly, but I wasn’t getting the usual “watch it we almost used too much data”Continue reading “Parents & Phone Bills”
You may believe in God and in His son, but there are things in your life that are too deep to even speak of. There are weeds that have made their roots and you are too afraid to pull them up. There are struggles you are too ashamed to unravel.
But the thing is, if we aren’t open to receiving someone’s love or help, we aren’t fully open to receiving Him.
I know, I know, school is school. We need to teach our kids how to act in society, how to sit quietly, how to stop tapping their dang pencil on their desk or hitting their feet together because seriously, everyone can hear you (still learning my patience on this one), how farts in public are not and never will be appropriate, and how respect and kindness are the two things that will get you anywhere in life.
But just because they need to learn those things doesn’t mean that making silly faces to your friends across the room can’t happen every once and awhile. It doesn’t mean that a an always quiet classroom is a learning classroom. And it doesn’t mean that reading, writing, speaking, math facts or problem solving have to be done sitting on your bottom with four legs on the ground.