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- Psalm 19:14 NASB -

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Where are all of the christians in the public school? Should Christian parents send their children to public schools? These are big questions and big topics amongst believers as we get back into the swing of the school year. I heard someone say not too long ago that children who are in the public school […]

Public School isn’t Failing our Children…Parents Are.

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Current Events

August 26, 2019

Design + Business

May 21, 2019

Why I switched from WordPress to Showit

In 2008, I started my very first blog (affectionately known at that time as The Kirkland Family Blogspot…catchy, no?) on the Blogger platform to keep our family and friends up to date on my first pregnancy and the happenings in our life as a newlywed military family. Y’all…it was terrible. I remember using colored backgrounds with […]

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Church Hurt…almost everyone who has ever attended church on Sunday mornings has experienced it. Sadly, I received an email a few days ago that broke my heart. It wasn’t the first of its kind and I’m sure it won’t be the last. It was from a sweet soul who, like many, have fallen victim to […]

Church Taught Me…

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Faith + Prayer

March 23, 2019

Faith + Prayer

January 18, 2019

Three Things to Stop Saying to Someone who is Struggling

A few days ago, I posted something on Instagram that received a lot of really honest feedback from my followers. For those who aren’t following the government shutdown, we are right in the middle of it. We moved to California last July and with that transition came a lot of changes for our family. Changes […]

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As most of you know by now, our little family relocated to the Sacramento area this summer. Leaving behind our home in North Carolina was one of the hardest things we have had to do. We anticipated it being difficult, as it was the first place that truly felt like “home” to us. It was […]

Life Lately

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September 10, 2018


August 24, 2018

Ripping off the Bandaid

  It’s been quiet around here. 2018 has, so far, brought a whirlwind of changes for our family. We bid farewell to North Carolina and made the very long 3,000 mile drive cross country to California. After a couple of nonstop weeks, we finally got unpacked, settled down, and are falling into a new rhythm. […]

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I cannot pinpoint the exact moment or the time that it happened, but somewhere in the last six months, my life has shifted. Maybe it’s a result of having three kids instead of two… Maybe it’s the result of finally reaching the point of physical, spiritual and emotional exhaustion… Maybe it’s preparing to move across […]

Going Dark

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Faith + Prayer

May 16, 2018

Faith + Prayer

April 24, 2018

Back to Basics

In the last month and a half or so, the Lord has convicted my heart about something that I can’t run from anymore. It started out as something that I just kind of shrugged my shoulders at. Something that, honestly, I didn’t think twice about. “Everyone else is doing it…” I thought. “Why should it […]

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