Hi friends, I am happy to be back to writing some. I hope you guys enjoy today's blog and that it will create some discussion among yourselves and in this community. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a pretty commonly known subject now a days. But I think that there are bits and pieces of it … Continue reading the reality of PTSD
"I don't want to foster until my kids are out of the house." "I don't know if I could love a foster or adoptive child the way I can love a birth child" "It is just not the same as having your own child" "I am afraid of getting too attached" "Aren't those children in … Continue reading 5 reasons not to foster, BUT WAIT…
It's hard to be content when we are constantly looking ahead at the next phase of life. For years on end I have found myself doing this. Ever since graduating high school, I have always looked for contentment in the future instead of in the present. For me, high school was easy. I loved my … Continue reading Learning to be content
As the world has changed, so has the understanding of faith. Many people have varying views on their faith as well as others faith. I have often seen where Christians divide themselves because of the differences in their beliefs. I have saw many walk away from the church to continue their faith on their own … Continue reading Believers need to be in church!
"If you are so tempted by sex that it is too hard for you to withstand, get married! Why do something that was made to be beautiful and turn it into sin?" -Raleigh Sadler, During a meeting when a group from ECU went to work with his organization Let My People Go Having a roommate … Continue reading Roommates aren’t just in college dorms??
Hi friends! So, I have had a few different jobs since I turned 16. I have worked at McDonald's which I hated with a passion. I was just thrown in the mix and never trained. On top of that it was the busiest McDonald's on the East Coast, supposedly, so that didn't help the not being … Continue reading Flipping patties, slinging grocery, & corporate meetings
Hi everyone! I have exciting news! My sister, Grace Pittman, is going back to Tanzania, Africa to the City of Hope! This will be her third trip to the City of Hope. Her heart belongs there. It won't surprise me if she ends up their for life one day. She craves and thirsts to be … Continue reading City of Hope in Tanzania, Africa
I love a good event to prepare my home for. I love to deep clean, burn candles and have the entire house looking & smelling fresh. I love to decorate in theme of the event, although I haven't excelled in this area yet. I dream about the days where we will host large parties and … Continue reading What if we prepared our hearts the way we prepare our homes?
This week I've been at CARE training all week as part of my job & internship & I have LOVED it. Seriously the best training ever like way better than a class I've ever took. It's interesting, educating, and enjoyable. Anyways that has nothing to do with this really. So today I was told "you're … Continue reading Catching the right little things
Trust is such a broad topic. A deep word. It is a word that encapsulates so much of who we are, how we act, and even how we think. Who do you trust? Maybe a family member, friends, church people, school leaders, spouses, or other people in your life. I got to thinking the past … Continue reading So what about trust?
Many who have never experienced abuse wonder why people choose to stay in it, why they never escape the perpetrator when they have the chance, or why they do not seek help. (The following is from a perspective of a woman, understanding that males are abused as well.) Women who are abused mentally, physically, or … Continue reading Understanding the misunderstood
One of my most cherished belongings is my box of special letters I have received over the years. This box includes cards from my grandparents, my parents, drawings and notes from my siblings and cousins, and love letters from my man whom I cherish. Every year I can count on my Dad sending me a … Continue reading Are hand written letters old fashion?
Friends, Do you ever feel weighed down by all of the "I am ____" statements floating around in your head? By the "You are ______" statements thrown at you by others? Yeah, I understand. We are pretty good at stealing our own joy and allowing ourselves and others to tear us down. Let's be real. … Continue reading I am _________.
"For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of." (Matthew 12:34) Friend, what is your heart full of? Is it joy or anger? Contentment or desire? Bitterness or forgiveness? I've been through a long season of learning these things and how to cleanse my heart from all things that do not please the Lord. … Continue reading What fills your heart?
Hey guys!! As many of you know mental health awareness is becoming a more "popular" topic now a days. Which is good because it is necessary and real. Tonight I am choosing to talk about anxiety. Many mental health issues exist, but for now this will be the one we discuss (I want you to … Continue reading Destroying the stigma
'Tis the season to think of all the things we are thankful for! Last night I randomly decided that I was going to deep clean our home, I'm talking like Spring clean kind of deep, but... it's not even spring. Y'all, I bleached EVERYTHING. I bleached our floors, our sheets, our counters, and burned candles … Continue reading Thankful for Bleach
Life is so busy. It is so easy to get entangled in the whirlwind of work, school, ball games, dance practice, clean house, cook dinner, go to sleep, and wake up to do it all over again. In these moments, our life is fleeting. It's easy to miss moments that will make sweet memories. Sometimes … Continue reading Sometimes you just have to take the time…
Happy Sunday Friends!! So today, our pastor said something that got me thinking hard. Well, actually pretty much all of what he said today was like on point, but I just want to focus on this one point he made. It was something like this, that girl you see on instagram with the bun on … Continue reading Vulnerably Beautiful
Dear Church, I love you and adore you. I love your compassion for others. I love your welcoming arms. I love the way you live your life to reflect Christ. I love the environment that you create. I love how you encourage growth. What I don't love is hearing some of the reasons why people … Continue reading A letter to the church
There is something so special and intimate about knowing each night I get to lie down next to my better half. I get to embrace his snuggles and feel whole. and then a few minutes later make him steer clear of my 3/4 of the bed so I can get my beauty rest 😉 This … Continue reading Special bed
...an hour later, my sweet potato sitting in my tiny little toaster oven cranked up to 400+ degrees, IS STILL HARD. Tonight I made Italian chicken and had no idea what to have with it sense a salad is not an option because a salad isn't even good unless it's loaded down with ranch and … Continue reading Sweet potatoes & Duke University
Y'all I can be so crabby. I'm talking look at me and catch the death glare for no apparent reason besides rolling out of the bed on the wrong side or hormones raging through my body. But my loving husband handles every ounce of crabbyness with grace. He does all he can to make me uncrabby even … Continue reading Radically high love
Imagine a world where we all saw with judgement free eyes. Imagine that you heard someone speak to you, but you could not see what they were wearing, what color their hair was, or what type of fashion they were into. What would you see? A friend? Someone you can talk to without other thoughts … Continue reading What do you see with your eyes closed?