When we are tethered to Grace // Alia Joy //

Sometimes I write and people tell me I’m brave. Because I write hard things. Because I dive past the small talk and tell you where it hurts. Because I don’t […]


For the past few weeks, I’ve been sharing ‘Real Mom Confessions’ on Instagram and Facebook, posting a picture of something from my very real everyday stories and inviting others to […]

Renovate us, dear God. Stephanie Bryant //

I’ve been searching along back roads and gravel drives. Looking, trying, wanting the journey to begin. Trying to keep burning passion for the vision from singeing too much of me. […]

Hospitality -

“Practice makes perfect,” my piano teacher would always say. So when the Holy Spirit tells us to “practice hospitality,” the idea must be that we keep getting better and better […]

Above all, love. -

I love to have guests, but I’m not much of an inviter. Even when my heart is willing, acute self-consciousness creeps in and overwhelms my good intentions. My nearsighted housekeeping, […]

Friendship Forged in the Chaos -

It was my sophomore year of high school when my parents bought our first real home, a home that we would call ours. And there was a room for me. […]

1 Corinthians 13 -

I know him so well that I cringe when he reaches for a bag of chips. The chewing, the crunching. The jaw that works up and down like it was […]

"You, beloved, are worth so much more than a whole flock of sparrows. God knows everything about you, even the number of hairs on your head. So do not fear." Matthew 10:30, The Voice

I didn’t want to be the best. That wasn’t the goal, not really. I wanted to be important, appreciated, valued, liked, loved, and chosen, but not the best. Add “big” […]