"Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Your sight, O Lord..."

- Psalm 19:14 NASB -

the blog

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 […]

05/21

Design + Business

Why I switched from WordPress to Showit

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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 […]

Faith + Prayer

Church Taught Me…

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03/23

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 […]

01/18

depression, Faith + Prayer

Three Things to Stop Saying to Someone who is Struggling

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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 […]

09/10

Personal

Life Lately

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  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. […]

depression, Faith + Prayer, Random Things

Ripping off the Bandaid

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08/24

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 […]

05/16

Faith + Prayer

Going Dark

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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 […]

04/24

Faith + Prayer

Back to Basics

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I heard someone say one time-I think it might have been Beth Moore-that if the devil can’t make you bad, he will make you busy. I can’t think of any other time in our culture that that statement has been more true. I can personally attest to the fact that, though I do not always […]

Faith + Prayer, Prayer

Weighted

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03/26

I’ve been open about my past here before…but “purity” is not a word that I would use to describe myself. Once upon a time when I was naive and completely unaware of things like spiritual warfare, I walked a pretty straight line. If you were to ask my parents, they’d likely tell you that I […]

03/19

Faith + Prayer, Prayer

Whatever is pure…

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