Global Prayer Challenge for Mothers – July 18-24th

Couldn’t our world use a little more unity these days? I believe it could… And that’s why I’m so excited and honored to be a part of the Global Prayer Challenge for Mothers. There is power in a mother’s prayers, and power when we come together as mothers to pray for all of the children …

When You’re Upset, Humor is Your Best Friend

We were baking like the clay around us in the heat of the day, as my husband worked on the basement of our house-in-progress. My daughter sat in the dirt, grabbing fistfuls of dust and making a little pile. Thirst overwhelmed my older children, and it was time to trek up the hill to our …

Name Your Fears: A Simple Step Towards Achieving Peace

Would you believe me if I told you that there is a simple, quick way to face anxiety head-on and snap back into control of your emotions when things become difficult? When practiced regularly (ahem… I need to do this more!), this process can have a big impact on your wellbeing and overall outlook on …

Overwhelmed? Do Things in Part Acts

When I was in high school, I spent many hours in the big theatre room there, preparing for performances. I loved how much live theatre had the ability to make people smile and laugh. I had the blessing and opportunity to be a part of the cast for The Music Man, Grease, Shakespeare’s A Midsummer …

The Kindness of a Stranger: Our First Time Back in a Restaurant

The other day, my children and I found ourselves parked outside of a Cracker Barrel. We were traveling and needed a place to rest for awhile, so we pulled into the parking lot. I noticed a sign that said, “Dining Room Open,” and I was shocked. I hadn’t seen a restaurant dining room open in …

When satan Stole Easter (a parody of “How the Grinch Stole Christmas”)

It was quarter past dawn, as he pondered the facets, Of this feast day called Easter, and he couldn’t get past it. All the Whos in their beds, though he wished they were caskets, All the Whos still a-snooze when he packed up his basket, Packed it up with their fried fish! Their chocolates! Their …

A Little Prayer for When You’re Feeling Anxious

Alright, my site just deleted my first version of this post, and then it timed out on me multiple times, which is a decent indication for me as a writer, that what I’m about to share with you is golden. Because is there anyone out there who absolutely hates when we find peace and calm …

Can we just talk about this picture?

Hi, friends! Yes, there’s been a little radio silence from this blog, and I know, I know. You’ve just been waiting on pins and needles for what I’ve been about to share, right? “Oh please, Kaitlyn, I need more things to read online, please keep writing!” I get those emails every day. 😉 But life …

When You Feel Discouraged as a Parent… read this

‘ Once during the building of a giant cathedral, an artist high on the scaffolding intricately carved a bird into the stone of the structure. A man down below looked up at him, and questioned why he was spending so much time there. “They’re about to cover that part up,” he said. “No one’s ever …

3 Little Ways to Open Your Home this Season

What is it about this time of year that makes our hearts ache? That makes us yearn for something more? Is it a loved one you’re missing? An old friend? An old place you used to visit? Is there a memory on your heart this year, in this season, that you keep revisiting? Why might …