Isaiah 42, Christ warrior God fighter

Have you ever gone through a season where you’re killing it and then find yourself stranded in the desert of a place that sucks? You think you’re doing a great job, but you’re not receiving the acclamations or affirmations that indicate how awesome you are. I have a friend that left a job at which […]

Do you ever feel like you don’t fit in? Maybe you look different, you walk funny, you like foreign movies? Maybe you’re not like the people in your small group because you can’t quote scripture. You don’t connect with your family because you’re the one who isn’t married yet or you don’t have children. Maybe […]

It was 2:30 in the morning. I was curled up on the living room couch, crying, with my new 3-month-old baby who was likewise crying. Nothing I did would console him. I was at my breaking point. A year and a half earlier I was living the good life. I was working for a brilliant […]


“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go”  Joshua 1:9 I am a writer. There, I said it. You may be thinking so what? To you, this statement may be inconsequential, but to me, […]

Staircase remodel AZ Fixer Upper


I don’t know about you, but when I think of stairways I envision the scene from Grease where Frankie Avalon descends like a god from a beam of light.  I was hoping to do something similar in our house, but alas I couldn’t find those pyramid-hair rolls wigs. Instead, we’ll close in the stairs and […] Arizona Fixer Upper


Hey there, Thanks for swinging by. I haven’t posted in a month because I got caught up with our new house! We’ve moved across town into a sweet house. It’s a bit dated – think 1984. It comes complete with popcorn ceilings, laminate cabinetry, a choppy floor plan, and wait for it, leopard print wallpaper! […]