My Story

My Story…

Hey y’all!  Welcome!  So glad you stopped by.

I am a Jesus-lovin’ wife, mother, runner, writer and thrifter.

My world revolves around the husband, whom I lovingly refer to as Dr. Band Geek, (he adores that title) (sarcasm font) and his crazy band schedule. My two precious blond-haired, blue-eyed miracles keep me busy, too. Largely because they seem to need to eat frequently and want to wear clean clothes.

Thank you, Lord, for hungry bellies.

What’s left of my free time gets spent running lots of miles. Jesus speaks to me so clearly during those miles and I kinda adore hearing from Him. I love a good thrift store, a loaded consignment shop and an occasional antique market. The only thing I buy new are running shoes. Every 500 miles.

My little corner of the internet, my nest (please enjoy the pun), has been created based on the verse in Colossians 2:7.

“Rooted and built up in Him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.”

We struggled on a long road through infertility. And I count those days as the most precious of my life. God changed my entire world on that journey. In my sorrow and longing, pleading for the one thing it felt like everyone else had, God asked me a simple question and my answer changed everything.

“Are you grateful?”

And I wasn’t.

Angry? Yes. Bitter? Obviously. Lonely? So much.

But zero percent grateful.

I agreed to join Him as He taught me how to live my life, how to position my heart, how to see my world through gratitude.

And, well, everything changed.

During that journey, I began building my life in Him, strengthening in the faith I had always been taught, and my heart (and world) began to overflow with thankfulness.

And I’m still on that journey.

Welcome to it!

We’ll talk about building our own nests (lives) rooted in Him and overflowing with thankfulness.  We’ll find our way to seeing God and His love in every part of our lives.  And it will be so worth it.

You can’t imagine the joy that’s coming, friend.

Let’s start building!