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Light Brightening Purpose

Light Brightening Purpose

This year 2020 has been one for the books! I hear people saying things like, “This is a crazy world we live in with this pandemic!” or “If we think violence and politics are bad today, just wait until our kids are grown!” I can easily see where people would feel like...
Planting Seeds of Prayer

Planting Seeds of Prayer

This week has been a BIG week at our house. My oldest started first grade and my youngest turned 4 years old—that’s a lot for a momma in one week! Since I dropped my 1st grader off, and he walked away into the school building by himself (thanks COVID), I have been...
Making Something Beautiful

Making Something Beautiful

It’s late. I just finished washing my face, ready to crawl into bed and something caught my eye. Hanging on the wall in my bathroom, is a framed picture (the one you see above: not a great picture of a picture…but I tried!) that I recently unpacked and hung up...
Morning Manna

Morning Manna

Recently my boys and I were driving back to Memphis across the state of Mississippi, in the midst of mostly eighteen wheelers on miles and miles of flat highways. As happened once before, a rock hit my windshield. (I think my van windshield attracts rocks!) At the...
Mom, is this YOU Today?

Mom, is this YOU Today?

Pandemic life. It’s been interesting and although not very socially active, things have been plenty active at home for us moms! Some days may be all sunshine and relaxation—picnics outside, sleeping in late with no carpool lines to make, cuddling on the couch in PJs...
CREATEing an Environment of Discipline & Love

CREATEing an Environment of Discipline & Love

Basketball. Captain America. Apple juice.  These three things are in high demand at the Allen house.  Jake is 5 now going on 15.  His maturity, memory and vocabulary shock me some days…how can he be so small but retain and remember so much? He is teaching me...