Welcome friend! Grab a cup of coffee or sweet tea or even a green smoothie if that's your thing and let's get acquainted. I'm Teri Lynne — wife to Scott, mom to Casiday, and manager of Buddy the Basset. {Check out my Instagram feed to keep up with the crazy dog antics.}

Kick off your shoes and let's chat about faith, family, and figuring out how to live well in this chaotic 21st century. And if we can't solve any of the world's problems, at least we can listen and encourage one another. In the words of that old 80s song, "That's what friends are for ... "

xo, Teri Lynne

what does your ideal day look like?

What Does Your Ideal Day Look Like?

What does your ideal day look like? I’ve been thinking a lot lately about what my ideal day involves. I’m trying to train myself to look beyond the schedule and the to do list. Not because those things aren’t real and don’t matter — but because they need to be tools, not the focus. Today […]

10 verses to memorize to help us learn to guard our speech and guide our words

10 Verses to Guide Your Words

Time and again I find myself reminding my daughter — and myself! — what we say matters. {And how we say it can sometimes matter even more.} Our words are powerful. Once spoken, they can never be erased. Scripture says our words carry the power of life and death. James tells us how we control our […]

Life to the full isn’t centered around a full schedule. Abundant life isn’t found by doing more.

How Do We Experience Life to the Full?

  So what is this abundant life—life to the full—Jesus promises? The word used here for life is “zoe.” One of my lexical aids described this life as “the very life of God, of which believers are made partakers.” We are partakers of the very life of God! And not just life, but He offers […]

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We Were Not Created for Enough

In the middle of car lines and Walmart trips, family obligations and the never ending laundry, it’s easy to lose sight of the life God has for us and get caught up in just trying to survive the day. When we slow down long enough to consider our desire to live well, our minds fill […]

For Your Weekend

I’m sitting here listening to the rain {and hoping the wind won’t blow it in through my open windows} and contemplating the depths of God’s love for me. I hope you know how vast is the love God has for you. Easter is the high point in the Christian church — the celebration of Christ’s […]

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I Don’t Have to Be the Perfect Mom {and neither do you!}

My friend Marguerite and I walk together several mornings a week. Recently {and what seems like always lately},  I was bemoaning my failures as a mom. Marguerite, who has three boys of her own, looked me in the eyes and said, “You would never let any of your friends talk about themselves like this. Treat yourself […]

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10 Verses from the Psalms for the Dark Days

It’s stormy here in North Alabama. Even the screen on my weather app is gray. I don’t know about you, but on days like this, I just want to curl up with a warm blanket and a good book. Sometimes, though, the dark days come even when the sun is shining bright.  Life brings storms that […]

Learning to Offer Continual Praise

  This morning I was reading Psalm 61. Witten by David, this psalm is a plea to help him recall the faithfulness of God at all times. These familiar words are from this passage: Lead to me to the rock that is higher than I, for You have been my refuge, a strong tower against the […]

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The Fringe Hours {book review}

I mentioned a few weeks ago how much I love my journaling Bible. I really do. I’m not particularly artistic but I am enjoying learning to do hand lettering and to use Scripture to form my own brand of art. It’s becoming one of those releases for me … a time when I am both […]

2015 Reading List

Every year I share the books I’ve read along with the reviews I posted, if applicable. I hope you find some good reads in this list and I’d love for you to share what you’re reading in the comments. Also, be sure to check back because I do try to keep this list up-to-date. I’ll […]

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