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My Newest Travel Obsession

This post contains affiliate links It’s summertime, and that means lots of us are on the road — a LOT! Admittedly, we don’t travel nearly as much as we did when we lived overseas, but with my husband’s family 2 hours away, and my family 3 states away, we still have our fair share of road time. So, I was so excited when I got the opportunity to try out the latest and greatest from The BeLOVED...

Does Your Heart need a Total Christmas Makeover?

I absolutely love Christmas. I always have. This year, however, as the blessed day draws nearer, I feel a tightening in my chest. A heaviness settling on my shoulders and my teeth grind just a bit harder. I feel it…the suffocating pressure for a solid Christmas “performance” in my home. I don’t usually feel this way, but I think the year of working full time outside the home for the first...

FREE for My Email Subscribers!

Something new here at This Gal’s Journey since we re-launched is I now have an email subscription! Once every couple of weeks, I send out an email with the latest from the blog, my favorite things from around the web, and more! I promise, it’s not spammy at all! And now, for my amazingly awesome subscribers, I have a shiny new FREEBIE! When you subscribe, you’ll get my Messy Faith Manifesto for...

Prayers with Skin On: An Open Letter to Our Neighbors

Dear Neighbor, I just want to take a moment to say: Thank you. Yes, you with the tween daughter just like mine, who took my girls under her wing and gave them a familiar, friendly face on the first day of school. Who has been that friendly face day in and day out since then — who has opened so many proverbial doors and explained the wonderful strangeness that is an American school, and all the traditions and...

The Ache and Joy of the Wait {Rain for Roots Review + GIVEAWAY!}

***Thanks to all who entered. THE GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED and I have contacted the winners via email. ***   Candles flicker in the low morning light, filling the air with their familiar spice and warmth. Coffee filled to the brim of my favorite-for-now mug scrounged from cupboards not mine is cradled in my hands as I will contentment to bubble up from the depths of the uncertainty filling my soul. A hodgepodge...

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