Miracles All Around Us

Adam has recently been reading “As Kingfishers Catch Fire,” a collection of sermons by Eugene Peterson, and he has been reading them daily with our little one snug on his chest, eyes staring up at him as he reads.  (Between Peterson in the mornings and C.S. Lewis for story-time at bedtime I am expecting herContinue reading “Miracles All Around Us”

Our Change the World Mentality

Photo by rawpixel.com on Pexels.com Jalene and I follow cartoonist Nick Seluk and his masterful collection of comics called Heart and Brain, which, “follow[s] the inner dialogue between the cynical, society-influenced Brain and the impulsive, optimistic Heart.” It is common for us to share the latest strips between one another for a good laugh. The reasonContinue reading “Our Change the World Mentality”

A Slow, Sweet Letting Go

I remember my mama telling me that once you have a child, their whole life is just a slow, sweet process of letting go. I would smile and nod my head as she tried to articulate a life time of emotion that comes with that kind of understanding, but I couldn’t fully comprehend what sheContinue reading “A Slow, Sweet Letting Go”

Elisabeth Grace

It is with great joy that Adam and I welcome little Elisabeth Grace Buyer into our family! She was born 6pm August 3rd, weighing 7lbs 9oz.  Me and the baby are both doing really well. Thank you so much to all who have prayed for us during this journey. We are excited to see theContinue reading “Elisabeth Grace”

Embracing Stillness this Summer

In the rush of the ‘daily grind’ we can find ourselves longing for time to slow and work to cease so that we can just “be.” With summer upon us, we often respond to the invitation that comes out of that longing to enjoy the beauty of this season. We plan vacations. We wait forContinue reading “Embracing Stillness this Summer”

You are Home to Me

Home. A noun that that is rich with meaning, feelings, and images – bestowing the one who speaks or hears its single syllable with thoughts and emotions unique to them. Often we use this word metaphorically, not referring so much to a building with four walls and a roof, but to a feeling of security,Continue reading “You are Home to Me”

Letting our Hearts Live Held {Not Hostage}

Why am I discouraged? Why is my heart so sad? I will put my hope in God! I will praise Him again – my Savior & my God! — Psalm 43:5 This weekend I sat knee to knee with some of my nearest and dearest, giving testimony to the work God has done in myContinue reading “Letting our Hearts Live Held {Not Hostage}”

When Winter has Overstayed its Welcome

According to my calendar, the first day of Spring was supposed to be 2 weeks and 3 days ago, and I am starting to think that it never got the memo. I’m not sure what it has been about this winter, but it has felt like it has more than overstayed its welcome. There hasContinue reading “When Winter has Overstayed its Welcome”

Torn Open

I remember my birthday parties as a child and being mesmerized by the wrapped gifts which accompanied those who came. The wrapping paper filled me with wonder and expectation: “what was I going to get!? What is the paper hiding from me!?” Maybe for many of us wrapping paper still has this effect. I anticipatedContinue reading “Torn Open”

The Truth about Fear [Identifying the ‘Mice’ in our Closets]

It was my day off from work and I was all set to have a productive day at home. Laundry basket in arms,  I headed down our hallway towards the laundry room. Thats when I heard it. A rustling sound coming from my linen closet. I nearly dropped the laundry basket full of clothes on theContinue reading “The Truth about Fear [Identifying the ‘Mice’ in our Closets]”

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