I’d been feeling it for a while. We had gotten complacent. We weren’t very involved or serving in our church body yet. Our weekends were empty or filled based on whatever whims we had. We hadn’t been very intentional with one another or our kids for a little while. We were spending more evenings staring … More What Our Family’s “Life Revamp” Has Looked Like
It’s been six weeks. We loaded up our moving truck with the help of our youth group boys, took nursery buddy pictures with Leland’s little friends, woke up early with bags full of snacks and coloring books, and drove for over eight hours to begin our latest adventure. We arrived in a new state, for … More 5 Things I’ve Learned Since Moving to Lubbock
Our first experiences with having a baby and with parenting have been pretty rough. When Leland was born, he had a “click” in his hip, which meant we should go to the pediatrician and have it looked at to see if something might be wrong. Due to all the health issues I suffered from postpartum … More God is Always Good. Always.
Confessions: I used to see a mom in the store with a baby in a cast, and I would glance at her with a somewhat bewildered sense of pity. How sad to have a baby in a cast. How could she do her grocery shopping, just walking through the store and picking out her peanut … More When You’re “That Guy”
It’s always fun getting to visit different places. There are different people, with different names, different cultures, different ways of talking, different interests, different currency, different types of restaurants, different modes of transportation, different religions, different priorities, different weather, and different things that bring people together. We spent eighteen days in Bolivia, and experienced all … More Life in Bolivia
I love pouring over Psalms and Proverbs, digging for pieces of how to be a better wife, mom, and woman of God. I love that God gives us ideas and encouragement everywhere for what it means for us to be godly women, and what that looks like in the context of being a mother, sister, … More Building A House, Making A Home
Since Leland was tiny, I have been whispering to him. Those sweet moments as I held him in my arms and I just gazed upon his perfect little face. “I love you, Leland Shepherd,” I would say. “Are you going to be strong? And brave? And gentle? Are you going to be kind? Are you … More Dreaming Big for Our Kids
Connor and I have been married for three years now. In some ways, that’s a long time. It’s been road trips and flights around the U.S., mission work in Mexico, three moves, attending lots of weddings, countless nights of working things out, a pregnancy and a baby, and learning to be husband and wife as … More Don’t Expect a Seasoned Husband…Yet