Grace-filled Motherhood in Action

Have I ever mentioned the number of awesome moms I know? There are moms of littles, in the thick of bedtime battles and tender snuggles, nursing woes and first words. There are the moms homeschooling a whole slew of school-aged kiddos, and doing it excellently. There are the multitasking moms, keeping the home fires burningContinue reading “Grace-filled Motherhood in Action”

Laundry in the Corner, Breadcrumbs on the Floor

There is laundry in the corner There are breadcrumbs on my floor And beneath my kitchen table A sticky little mouth grins There are bath toys in the bathtub There are board books on my chair And clinging to the couch A diaper-clad bottom bounces There are lessons in the learning There are hand printsContinue reading “Laundry in the Corner, Breadcrumbs on the Floor”

When God Slooooooooows You Down

If you’ve spoken to me recently, you probably know that we’re in the middle of a sleep crisis. My sweet baby boy, in spite of being a pretty easy kid in all other aspects, hasn’t slept through the night since day one. And believe you me, it’s not for lack of trying the many schoolsContinue reading “When God Slooooooooows You Down”

Anxiety in Light of Christ

I’m sure I’ve mentioned my struggle with anxiety and/or depression on this blog before.  The depression has launched a couple of major campaigns against my sanity in both high school and college, and we’ve had several skirmishes in between. Anxiety has been my constant companion since earlier on, I just didn’t have a word forContinue reading “Anxiety in Light of Christ”

When God Plans Your Pregnancy

Where to begin? In July, two tiny lines on a home pregnancy test took us completely by surprise. It was earth-shattering news to us – nothing was ever going to be the same again. How was this going to work with my husband working as a waiter and myself as a receptionist? What about ourContinue reading “When God Plans Your Pregnancy”

Marriage Advice from a N00b

You’ll have to take what I say with a grain of salt–today is our first year anniversary and we’re currently recovering from a delightful, overly-indulgent dinner. I’m a little nostalgic (“Ooh, this time last year I was waking up at 4am, horribly sick…and by this time we were taking pictures on the lake with -15Continue reading “Marriage Advice from a N00b”

When You’re a Hypocrite…And Also a Blogger

  If you happen to notice such things, it may have struck you that it’s been a little quiet in the Audacious Poet blogosphere. I’d like to say it’s because I’m busy–and I am busy–but that’s not the primary reason I haven’t written anything substantial since… I’m afraid to look. October? Well, beginning of November,Continue reading “When You’re a Hypocrite…And Also a Blogger”

Doing the Right Thing for the Wrong Reason

Originally posted on Erica's Adventures:
I have stumbled across a lovely sister in Christ through social media. Chloe Quimby maintains a blog and has a lot of insights to share regarding life and truly following God. I have been so blessed following her blog that I asked her to guest post on here, and…

Christian Duty: Social Media

It is a strange thing when we Christians feel as if Christ’s influence should not extend to any portion of our lives. It is strange that it seems inconvenient to us that we should not only have to refrain from major offenses–murder, adultery, lying, stealing, and the like–but also surrender our daily happenings to HisContinue reading “Christian Duty: Social Media”