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We moved to Austin in August of 2008 when Aaron began working at the Stone. He’s the worship pastor and I say all the time that I can’t imagine my life without my church family. If you are ever in Austin, we’d love to have you worship with us on a Sunday!

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Hurricane Harvey Relief

By On August 31, 2017

I remember when the earthquake happened in Haiti. I was devastated for so many reasons. I had friends there. I had visited there numerous times before. Most importantly I had family there.… Read More

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Happy Hour #58: Jalessa McCreary

By On October 14, 2015

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadHappy Hour #58 is with  my friend Jalessa McCreary. Jaleesa is a worship leader at The Austin Stone Community Church in Austin, TX and serves as office… Read More

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National Foster Care Month

By On May 27, 2015

When you hear the phrase foster care, what do you first thing of? The month of May is Foster Care Awareness month and I wanted to share a few things with you… Read More

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Happy Hour #39: Aaron Ivey

By On May 6, 2015

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Happy Hour #39 is with my favorite person in the world … my husband! Since I started the show I’ve been wanting to have him… Read More


Adoption: sorrow and joy

By On May 4, 2015

I have said it a million times and I’ll say it again, adoption is beautiful, but it is always built on loss. There’s no way around that. For a child to enter… Read More

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I am loving: Christy Nockels, Just Mercy, LuLaRoe

By On April 28, 2015

Last Friday I forgot to do my FUN FRIDAY posts, and so today is a TERRIFIC TUESDAY post. Okay I know that’s super dorky, but whatever, it’s my blog and I can… Read More


Sexual Sin series at The Austin Stone

By On February 10, 2015

Right now our church is going through a series entitled, Sexual Sin, and so far each week has been so wonderful. I actually left after the first Sunday with a smile on my… Read More

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Shirts for Sale benefitting The 100 People Network

By On December 12, 2014

*UPDATE* Shirts are no longer for sale. You know you love a good fitting t-shirt. The kind that you could sleep in and wear for 3 days straight because it just feels… Read More

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Happy Hour Podcast #24 with Tara Livesay

By On November 25, 2014

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadToday’s guest on the Happy Hour Podcast is my friend Tara Livesay. Tara lives in Haiti with her husband, Troy, and five of their seven kids.… Read More

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I need your t-shirt designs.

By On November 7, 2014

Friends I need your help! Aaron and I are taking two of our kids on a trip in a few months to serve people in the *100 people Network* from our church.… Read More

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A little bit of everything …

By On September 1, 2014

Happy Monday and Labor day! We have spent the day lounging around the house doing just about nothing. Currently the kids are watching High School Musical 2 because you know we haven’t… Read More


Happy Hour Podcast #8 with Julie Hayes

By On June 25, 2014

Podcast: Play in new window | Download  Today’s guest on THE HAPPY HOUR is  Julie Hayes. The interesting thing about this podcast is that Julie and I have never met, but yet she contacted me… Read More


Fun Friday: ER visit, music, parenting, kids journal & sex trafficking

By On June 13, 2014

Happy Friday friends! Let me just say that today did not start out the way I hoped it would. As we were getting ready for  the last day of VBS — Oh… Read More

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Around the web: April 2014

By On April 30, 2014

Where you can find me around the web. I hope that you click the links and read the articles and join the discussions for each of them! April 6 – ARTICLE: WHAT MEANS… Read More