• when time is fleeting

    when time is fleeting

    Time. There never seems to be enough time and it always seems to be in a hurry. Like summer, for instance. Where did it go? How is it already time to buy the new shoes, meet our teachers, and begin the busy days of fall?… ... READ MORE >>>
  • love your people

    love your people

    We're back! It's crazy how fast the summer months have flown by. We've had backyard cook-outs, gone swimming, stayed up late, and eaten our fair share of watermelon and blueberries. Now it's time to get back into our fall routine. It's never easy saying so… ... READ MORE >>>
  • when life is crazy but good

    when life is crazy but good

    Hey friends, Just wanted to pop in and let y'all know that I'm still here! Sorry for the lack of posts this month, it has just been crazy busy around the Price house. We've gone on vacation, had Vacation Bible School, celebrated my 30th birthday… ... READ MORE >>>
  • what God wants for moms in ministry

    what God wants for moms in ministry

    Are you a mom in ministry? Moms in ministry come in all forms, from leading your child's Sunday School class, baking brownies for the Easter Carnival, to volunteering for Vacation Bible School, a mom in ministry is a woman who gives back to her children,… ... READ MORE >>>
  • come to the water

    come to the water

    Did you know that Jesus loved the water? Think about it: he walked on water, he calmed the water, he baptized in the water, he often preached by the water. Jesus gave new life to the Samaritan woman at the well, he made the crippled… ... READ MORE >>>
  • how to adjust the noise level for intentional living

    how to adjust the noise level for intentional living

    Inside my head, a band is playing loudly: jamming on the guitar, banging the drums, and slamming the cymbals together like a little toy monkey. Again and again and again. I want to be left alone, away from the sounds of schedules, responsibility, to-do lists.… ... READ MORE >>>
  • come over for a party, please {the architect series}

    come over for a party, please {the architect series}

    I am going to turn thirty next month. As my b-day d-day quickly approaches, I can't help but think back over this past year, and all the change that has happened in my life and our family. Getting pregnant, new job, renovating a home, traveling,… ... READ MORE >>>
  • {four}tunate

    {four}tunate

    Ridley is rocking in the swing next to me as I write. He's four months now and I find myself kissing all fifteen pounds of him, especially his little ankle rolls. His smile is contagious and I love it when he holds my hand as he… ... READ MORE >>>
  • Parenting the Wholehearted Child Giveaway Winner

    Parenting the Wholehearted Child Giveaway Winner

    Thank you to everyone that entered into our Parenting the Wholehearted Child giveaway! Doris is the winner (be on the lookout for an e-mail from us). If you live in the Dothan area, Covenant United Methodist Church is doing a study of this book on… ... READ MORE >>>
  • father’s day giveaway {parenting the wholehearted child}

    father’s day giveaway {parenting the wholehearted child}

    I am not a perfect parent. But, I really try to be and that's just setting my whole family up for disappointment. Parenting is hard. Really hard. It's tiring, it never stops, and it challenges me more than any other job. What I'm learning about… ... READ MORE >>>
  • how God grows us

    how God grows us

    The weather report cut off the song on the radio last night, announcing severe weather coming our way. The sky, dark and full, was in pursuit of me as I drove to pick up the children and head home. Buckled and heading east, I ask… ... READ MORE >>>
  • the bittersweetness of graduation

    the bittersweetness of graduation

      May was a whirlwind, her days busy with graduation parties, end of the year programs, and final exams. For seniors, it was the month of goodbyes to school, teachers, and friends.   It's hard to believe the last day of school has already come… ... READ MORE >>>
  • the explanation of my absence

    the explanation of my absence

    Last week, I went out of town with my husband for a few days which extended into a long weekend with family. It was a much needed break and the most I did was read Emily Giffin's new book and eat really good food. Needless… ... READ MORE >>>
  • After Mother’s Day giveaway winners

    After Mother’s Day giveaway winners

    Happy Memorial Day weekend friends! I plan on doing a whole lotta laying out this weekend...bring on the summer tan!???????? Thank you to everyone that entered into the after Mother's Day giveaway. The winner of the cross necklace is Janet Glanville and the winner of… ... READ MORE >>>
  • Don’t give up

    Don’t give up

    I know what it feels like to hurt so badly for that dream that seems unobtainable. To question if you're strong enough to face yet another round of poking and prodding and potentially frightening test results. To have sleepless nights because you just can't shut… ... READ MORE >>>
  • mourning your maternity leave {how to go back to work after baby}

    mourning your maternity leave {how to go back to work after baby}

    I zip him up in his footed pajamas, the one that has the little smiling dinosaurs all on it.  The house is quiet, not yet filled with our girls' bedtime stories told by my husband. I hold my baby close to my chest in the… ... READ MORE >>>
  • {after} mother’s day giveaway

    {after} mother’s day giveaway

    How was your Mother's Day truth-seekers? Mine was filled with emotion. It was my first week back at work and I was missing sweet Ridley big time. (I wrote a post about going back to work that will be on The M.O.M. Initiative tomorrow so… ... READ MORE >>>
  • twins 1st birthday party {throwback thursday}

    twins 1st birthday party {throwback thursday}

    Since yesterday was the twins' fourth birthday, I thought it would be fun today to take a look back at their first birthday party. I love the pictures of them eating cake!  This weekend we are hosting their party at our house (hint: there will… ... READ MORE >>>
  • the heart of the home {the architect series}

    the heart of the home {the architect series}

    So yeah, we've been making this house a home for two months now. We've unpacked most of our stuff, nestling frying pans, vases, and books into their designated rooms.  Frames with no pictures still rest in the hallway and the laundry room has become a… ... READ MORE >>>
  • living hope {ridley two months old}

    living hope {ridley two months old}

    Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or… ... READ MORE >>>
  • why we love NICU nurses

    why we love NICU nurses

      Every night before our girls go to sleep, they snuggle up next to a soft pink bear blankie.  It's called our Kirby Bear. She's almost four years old and has small rips along her edges. I have to wash her frequently because besides bed… ... READ MORE >>>
  • the truth about Easter

    the truth about Easter

    The azaleas are blooming bright white and magenta pink here in the south.  Grass, prickly and green, shoots up making way for bare feet to graze. Our days are getting longer, warmer. Easter is almost here, reigning in the sweetness of spring.  Children enjoy baby… ... READ MORE >>>
  • when no is the right answer {throwback thursday}

    when no is the right answer {throwback thursday}

    This post was first published in March 2012. May it help you to make wise decisions today! She grips this life harder than ever before. Wrapping her hand tighter around her ability to control, she agrees to the labor.  To take on more.  With each… ... READ MORE >>>
  • 5 Questions about Being a Mom of Young Children

    5 Questions about Being a Mom of Young Children

    As a mom of three kids under the age of four (we have twins and a newborn) I will be the first to admit that I don't have all the answers when it comes to parenting little ones. I love getting advice from friends with… ... READ MORE >>>
  • why I received progesterone treatment to prevent preterm birth

    why I received progesterone treatment to prevent preterm birth

    If you've been a reader here at illuminate, you know that our children's births are part of the story that God wants us to tell. You were our prayer warriors when the twins were born three months early and our encouragers when Ridley decided to… ... READ MORE >>>

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