Dear 17-year-old self.

Dear 17-year-old self, Believe me, I get it. The pressure is real. Anyone and everyone wants to know what your next move in life will be. What are your plans? Even the local newspaper is asking, ‘What are you going to do with your entire, precious, one-shot-at-this life?’ That’s the million dollar question. I clearly…

The music never ends.

Life is short. We say it often. The days, weeks and months fly by at breakneck speed. When we’re caught up chasing dreams and reaching for the next goal, and then another, and then another, pretty soon we’re looking back wondering where the years went. Life is short. How quickly we forget. The moments are here, and then…

What I’ve been doing instead of blogging.

Hello. I’m still here. Even though I’m off work for a few more weeks, my days have been full. Between baby snuggles and chasing a three-year-old, dishes and laundry are my top hobbies right now. Just kidding (kind of). In June, we welcomed sweet Scarlett Eisley into our family, making Annistyn a big sister and…

Things I do daily to bring joy to my days.

Here we are just over two weeks away from baby girl Laxdal’s expected arrival. I’m thinking back to how having a child the first time shook up our entire world, making life a little more hectic and a lot more fun. The first few months are a whirlwind of joy and exhaustion, and I remember…

Treat yourself like a child.

I’ve always liked the idea of being a grown up. I tried to act mature as a teen, being responsible and getting good grades. As a young adult, the trend continued with graduating early, getting married, buying a house and having a baby before many of my friends. It’s kind of fun to do the adult…

I’m so much cooler online.

“Our lives are the only Bible some people will ever read.” This quote gives me the chills. If someone is looking at my life as a testament of Christ’s life, then I’m failing miserably. There are many things I do in life that don’t resemble Jesus in human skin. I’ve been calling myself a Christian…