Filling My Cup & Pouring Out to Others

I read it everywhere, it seems. Scrolling through social media and I see it as a meme, a word of encouragement to another, or a self-motivated proclamation. “You can’t pour from an empty cup.” In other words, you can’t give to others if you are lacking in your own life. Seems accurate. The first time […]

I’ve Got a Golden Ticket: A Pass to the Kingdom

While getting myself and the kids ready for church this morning, I opted for a movie to play in the background. My three-year old son has become particularly bored with the same favorite movie. So, today I chose a childhood classic,¬†Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. (Yes, the original!) I thought, “He’s obsessed with candy, […]

Called by Name: A Whole New Meaning

I’ve long had a fascination with name meanings. As a child, I remember my mom gifting me with a bookmark that had my name and a meaning written on it. This bookmark read “motherly”. Although, I am unsure of the credibility of this particular correlation. However, I’ve never forgotten. Mainly because I was the firstborn […]

Perfect Love: What Fuels a Tolerable Fog to a Passionate Fire

My whole life I’ve seen relationships end and rarely mend. I’ve long witnessed broken marriages. Thus, I leave this disclaimer: I am far from an expert on relationships, let alone marriage. Then, a beautiful celebration took place one month ago as my little brother was married.¬† I have watched, over the past few years, how […]