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 …

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 …

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 …

3 Valuable Insights You Can Learn from Your Fears

My luggage was packed, and my fiancee stood with his family at the bottom of the stairs. We were newly engaged, and our families had spent the weekend getting to know one another at my parent’s home near Chicago. They were supposed to be my ride back to Kentucky that day, but a flood of …

How to Have Enough Time for Everything

“I don’t know how you get anything done in a day!” my Dad said. He spent the morning watching my children, and honestly, hearing him say that gave me so much consolation. I felt so validated and affirmed. Because it is hard to “get things done.” It’s definitely not easy caring for four small children. …