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I don’t do well with time frames, guys. As I’m sure you can tell seeing as how two of the three Fervent posts so far have been late. It’s not that I don’t try to get these up on time, but sometimes when the good Lord is doing work in an area of your life, you […]

faith, fervent study, Lifestyle, Mental Health

September 8, 2015

Spiritual Identity Crisis //Fervent Week 3

It stormed today. Like really stormed. Thunder, lightning, rain, wind… It marks the first storm Jonah is big enough to really acknowledge. We didn’t have storms in Alaska. And he doesn’t seem to remember the ones we had last summer. But today he did. Today he heard the thunder and after one loud clap, started […]


April 10, 2015

Calming the Storm

The laundry is overflowing onto the floor. Clean clothes stacked in a big wadded up pile wrinkling, which inevitably means they will need to be ironed. And dirty clothes spill out of the basket. There are a few stray black hairs from the dog littering the floor, which obviously means that my vacuum cleaner hasn’t made […]

faith, Family, Lifestyle, Motherhood

September 28, 2011

I’ll be a Better Mommy Tomorrow

If I’ve learned nothing else in life, it’s that you can’t let other people and what they say bother you. It’s tough, and I still struggle with it on occasion, but for the most part I’m one of those “we all have opinions” kind of people. I may not agree with you, you may not […]

Family, Lifestyle, Motherhood, Random Things

August 31, 2011

I Yell at my Kid…Guess that makes YOU a better mom

I remember being disappointed all too many times growing up. Disappointed in little things, bit things, things that just didn’t go my way. I remember being disappointed in life, being let down time and time again by people and family who were supposed to be there to support me and encourage me all the time, […]

faith, Family, Motherhood

August 24, 2011

On Disappointing our Children

When tragedy strikes on the news and on TV, we sigh, talk about how sad it is and we move on. When tragedy strikes at home, close to us, it’s an entirely different story. I write with a heavy, heavy heart this morning. Yesterday afternoon, a dear friend, former pageant competitor [We competed a few […]


March 9, 2011

Heavy Hearts

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Courtney Kirkland is a Southeast Alabama Writer & Designer. Since 2008, Courtney has passionately provided beautiful, intentional design to small businesses & bloggers and encouraged thousands to walk in a rich faith in any situation.

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