In January 2017, I lost my mind and started a blog.
I say “lost my mind” because, at that time, my days were spent nursing my two-month-old while removing my two-year-old from every surface of our home (she was a climber). It felt a little bit crazy- like, didn’t I have enough going on? Did I really need to launch my writing career right then?
But the answer was “yes”- yes, I did.
Not because being a stay-at-home mom wasn’t enough (to be honest, some days it was a little too much), but because I knew in my heart I was called to more. There was a restlessness I couldn’t ignore, a yearning to create, to share, to connect with other women outside of my home. No matter how many times I attempted to set it aside, God called me back to my desk and inspired me to write.
Maybe you’re not a writer. Maybe you’re a photographer, or a graphic designer, or a jewelry maker. Whatever your craft, the truth is the same: God has called you to use your talents in the midst of raising small children. And Mama, that road is not easy.
It’s frustrating- to squeeze your calling into the nooks and crannies of life, never having as much time as you’d like to focus on your dreams.
It’s exhausting- to chase little ones all day and chase your dreams at night.
And it’s a little bit terrifying- to step out in faith and put yourself out there.
But it’s also exhilarating- to see the fruit of each small, faithful step taken both in motherhood and in your calling.
That’s why I created this space.
I believe there is a way to fully embrace motherhood and your calling. But I’m not here to preach the “you can have it all” mentality. I don’t think we should seek to have it all. I think we should seek to follow Jesus. Only in following Jesus will we find a pace that is manageable and a peace that is palpable.
My heart is to encourage women like you to get rooted in their faith so they can find the strength they need to thrive in the callings God has placed on their lives. Because if everything we do is for Him, then the only way we can do it is through Him. I believe that with all my heart.
A little more about me:
I live with my husband and our two crazy kids deep in the heart of East Texas. We live on 15 acres of land, surrounded by cows and pine trees. As a city girl, I never dreamed I would end up living in a pasture, but here I am…and it turns out, there’s nowhere else I’d rather be.
I’m an avid reader and podcast junkie, as well as a functional introvert who loves coffee, unsweet tea, and Topo Chico with Lime. I enjoy thinking up new ways to ask my husband for goats.
But, my favorite thing is writing:
- I’m a co-founder and writer for New Mercies for Moms. (A ministry for moms I started with my two best friends!)
- I’m a freelance writer for Orphan Outreach. (An incredible, global orphan care ministry!)
- I’m a contributing author in two books produced by Devotable: Perseverance: 30 Devotions for Faith that Moves Mountains and Prayer: Approaching the Throne of Grace
- And I have written countless articles for blogs like Gracefully Truthful, Morning By Morning, and Devotable App.
So… will you join me?
Will you grab on to Jesus as He leads you slowly, faithfully, and carefully along the path of motherhood and calling? You can do it, Mama! And you don’t have to do it alone. Let’s do this- together.