Let’s Make Sure His Love Wins

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My husband and I were up late last night talking about the recent Supreme Court ruling that made same-sex marriage the law of the land. But we weren’t talking about the ruling itself, instead we were talking about our frustration with all of the comments and discussions we’d already seen all over the news, the web, and our own social media feeds. And the most unsettling part of all was how this attempt to support love has caused so much hate. It… Continue Reading…

SHOP SHOWCASE: Swanky Snaps

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Since becoming a mom, the percentage of my wardrobe that gets worn has significantly decreased. I no longer wear any of my business attire, my fancy heels, or my dry-clean only dresses. Instead, my new boss has no problem with me wearing the same outfit 5 days in a row, wearing yoga pants or jeans with holes in them, or even wearing my pajamas to work (and I take advantage often). As a matter of fact my 15-month-old boss even loves… Continue Reading…

To All the Crazy Mamas

To All the Crazy Mamas

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People always tell me I’m crazy for quitting my job to stay home with my kids. I’m not exactly sure what they mean when they say it, but sometimes I am pretty sure what they might actually be saying is, “I feel bad that you are stuck home with little people all day and don’t have a real life.” It’s as if they pity me because they think they know for a fact that spending time with your kids couldn’t possibly… Continue Reading…

How to Submit to Your Husband

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  I recently wrote a post about Why I Love Submitting to My Husband. I talked a lot about why submitting isn’t a bad thing despite what many in our society tend to assume, and the important role that scripture calls husbands to play in the marital relationship. But as result, many of you have been reaching out, asking me to elaborate more on the specifics of the wife’s role. You have been asking how to submit to your husband and what that actually… Continue Reading…

SHOP SHOWCASE: Dot & Joy

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  It’s hard for me to admit this, but I used to be one of the few, the proud, the non-coffee drinkers. You know what I’m talking about, don’t you? One of those people who, when asked if they’d like some coffee, would respond with “ackkkkkkkk, no, gross. I don’t drink that stuff.” I thought coffee tasted like morning breathe or the smell of wet dog.  And then college happened. I’m not talking about all-nighters at the library and late nights watching endless… Continue Reading…

Guest Post: How Having Children Taught Me About God

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How Having Children Taught Me About God by Lina from Truegracelovelina.com Having children changed my life. I have 2 children, a 2 year old and a 6 month old. I know. What was I thinking??? Half the time I am in a complete daze with a cheerio that has some how lodged itself down the back of my nursing bra. So, how is it possible that being in this constant state of tiredness could teach me anything other than the… Continue Reading…

10 Ways Becoming a Mom Made me Realize I’m Actually Still a Child

10 Ways Becoming a Mom Made Me Realize Child

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My toddler is emotional, indecisive, easily amused, and a lover of snacks. And since becoming a mother, it has come to my attention that my toddler and I might actually be more similar than I expected. Here are… 10 Ways Becoming a Mom Made Me Realize I’m Actually Still a Child. 1. Goldfish. Because, have you tried those things recently? I hadn’t had one since I was about 7 years old, and turns out, I love them just as much… Continue Reading…

To Dads with Daughters

To Dads with Daughters

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Hello! If you stumbled upon my page from Facebook or another site, welcome! You can get to know more about me and what you’ll find on The Resplendent, here. And, if you like this post, feel free to check out more of my stuff on motherhood, like this letter to my baby girl. Married? Check out this post on why I love submitting to my husband. And before you go, don’t forget to find me on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. I’d love to connect with you, and I hope you’ll… Continue Reading…

Why I Don’t Listen to My Heart

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It just feels right. That’s what the voice inside my heart kept telling me.  “Just go ahead,” said that sweet, tempting voice.  But suddenly, I realized something. That smooth, sultry, alluring voice – You know, the voice that I thought was coming from my heart and guiding me right where I needed to be?  It wasn’t my heart afterall. It was Satan. Feeding me lies through the dumbest organ in my body. Taking advantage of the moment. Disguising himself as “reason.” Disguising himself… Continue Reading…

Forgiveness Isn’t a Feeling

Forgiveness Isn't a Feeling

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My whole life, I have struggled with the concept of forgiveness. Despite growing up in church, and hearing the concept of forgiveness my entire life, I still tend to struggle to accept that it isn’t a feeling. And since being married for the past two years, this struggle of mine has become more evident. Because as soon as my husband says or does something that hurts my feelings, I get defensive. And then, I make him pay the price. I rub those mistakes in… Continue Reading…

Our Torticollis Journey: Part 2 – Surgery

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Many of you recently read about Our Torticollis Journey during Theodora’s first year. But, in the past two months, a lot has happened, and I wanted to share how our journey has continued. Because as I mentioned before, I have had such a hard time finding others who share our story, and especially the path we recently chose. And that path is surgery to release her SCM muscle.  To pick up where we left off in the first part of the journey, Miss… Continue Reading…