Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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If I were your enemy, I’d seek to disintegrate your family and destroy every member of it.  I’d want to tear away at your trust and unity and turn everyone’s love inward on themselves.  I would make sure your family didn’t look anything like it’s supposed to.  Because then people would look at your Christian marriage , […]

Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017
Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I said I wasn’t going to do it. I promised myself that I wouldn’t get caught up in it. I’d ignore it. Fight the temptation to join in. Think twice before doing something that I may regret down the road. I really had good intentions of just walking away. But that’s me, see? I’m the Queen […]

I’ve always struggled with my self-esteem. This is no secret to anyone who reads this blog. I’ve talked about it openly, admitted that I’m my own worst enemy, and have slowly come to a point where I’ve learned to love myself, accept myself, and embrace the person I was created to be. But that didn’t […]

Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

How many of you know someone who has battled Alzheimer’s? Back in the early 2000’s (can’t remember which year specifically), my grandmother, the one I referred to dearly as “Maw” was diagnosed with the disease. It started slowly, but progressed faster and faster until eventually there was nothing left of the person that she once […]

Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Unless you were born yesterday, you know what Twilight is. The series of Vampire novels written by Stephenie Meyer that have taken this entire country by storm. Teenage girls swoon at the thought of kissing a vampire and grown women {myself included} stand outside of theatres at midnight to watch the new film release; all […]

I’m really not sure why, but all of my thoughts and creative juices seem to start flowing around 9:00 pm every single night. I would love to be able to lay down and just go to sleep like semi-normal people do. But I can’t. Instead, my mind waits until I can’t hold my eyes open […]

Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It’s been a while since I wrote a post about marriage. Possibly because for  the last {almost} 8 months, the depth of my marriage has been carried out through a series of phone calls throughout the day, occasional cards and letters, lots of trust & faith, and a countdown widget on my cell phone. No […]

Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

{If you didn’t read the first part of mine and my husband’s love story, you can find it here!} I don’t think anyone really and truly believes that life after the “I do” is going to be a fairy tale. I think that we like to try to convince ourselves of that, but who really […]

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"And at the end of the day, when I stand before God at those pearly gates, I know that I will answer for the mistakes that I have made (and heaven knows there’s been a lot of them). I know that I will have to give an account of all the wrong doing in my life."

"If I act too good to engage with the least of these, then how much like Jesus am I really?"

click to read more from, "Motherhood isn't enough for me"

"Not all of our lives are meant to look identical. What looks right for you doesn’t have to look right for me. While I take my role within our home very seriously and believe it to be the most important thing I will ever do, I don’t find my fulfillment there. And that is okay."

"my role within my home was never meant to be my only role."

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"It wasn’t until I started feeling the conviction of my lack of prayer life, that I realized something…If I’m not praying intentionally over my husband, my marriage, my children and our lives, then who is? That’s what has inspired me to start a prayer binder..."

"If I’m not praying intentionally over family...who is?

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