First Team Fathers: Mother’s Day Edition

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Last week I was privileged to be the first coach’s wife to chat with Daniel Cunningham on his new podcast First Team Fathers. Daniel is one of our former football players and so of course, I’m cheering him on and helping him any way I can as he pursues this new adventure!

Daniel and I chatted about life as a football coach’s wife and he reminded me of times when our boys were running around on the football field. Below are a few pictures of the boys around that time.

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Here are a few links to blog articles we briefly mentioned:

Stability Vow for the Coaching Family

Emily Ley’s A Simplified Life

Favorite Boy Mom Resources

Don’t forget to follow Daniel and cheer him on in his new adventure!

The Effort Of Kindness

I’m guest posting today on my friend Dana Herndon’s blog An Ordinary View.

Here’s a preview:

Our current life situation has our family living in the unknown. My husband is job hunting, and his interviews have extended from Kansas to North Carolina with a few states sprinkled between. It is the first time in our marriage we know we will be moving soon, without having a location figured out. It’s been stressful at times, and exciting at others.

There are seasons in your life when a situation will reveal who your true friends are. Transitions are one of them. When my husband’s job transition was announced online, in the local paper and on the local news, there were several things that happened. The first was that a group of people reached out to us to ask how they could help us. The second was that we were ignored in public settings the week prior had been filled with conversation. The third was that our days unintentionally became filled by kindnesses which held us up contrary to logic.

Read the rest HERE


Is God Your Safety Net?


I’m contributing over at The Glorious Table today!   Is God Your Safety Net?

Have you ever read a familiar passage of Scripture and felt like you’re reading it for the first time? For me, that passage recently was Deuteronomy 31:9-13:

“So Moses wrote this Law and gave it to the religious leaders, the sons of Levi who carried the special box of the Law of the Lord, and to all the leaders of Israel. Then Moses told them, ‘At the end of every seven years, at the time when money owed is done away with at the Special Supper of Tents, when all Israel comes to stand before the Lord your God at the place He will choose, you must read this Law so all Israel will hear it. Gather together the people in your town, the men and the women, the children, and the stranger. So they may hear and learn and fear the Lord your God. Be careful to obey all the words of this Law. Then their children, who have not known it, will hear and learn to fear the Lord your God, as long as you live in the land you are crossing the Jordan to take.’” (NLV)

Moses tells the Israelites that every seven years they are to gather together to read the Law—Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy. This is a reminder of the Israelite history,= and the laws established by God. When I first read this, I was surprised that it was only once every seven years….read the rest over at The Glorious Table!

Joy in 100 Words

I’m contributing over at Unveiled and Revealed today!  My friend Brianna is doing a series called Joy in 100 Words.

Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials,knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. And let endurance have its perfect result, so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.” James 1:2-4  read the rest HERE

Dear Long Term Planner

Dear long term planner,

Life has been a breeze so far. Recent college grad, engaged, life has fallen into place smoothly. You have been blessed with strong women surrounding you, all care deeply for you and mentor you. Much of what they have said has been recorded for a future day, it doesn’t seem to apply now. To date, you cannot recall a prayer request that wasn’t answered quickly….

I’m Guest Posting for my friend Kelly today!  To read the rest of my letter to my younger self GO HERE