LIFE IN BARE FEET

The first thing I do when I get home is kick off my shoes before walking inside. Throughout the day, the worn and tattered soles of my shoes have collected some dirt that isn't welcome in my house. I leave the "dirt from my day" at the door so I can focus on what keeps me grounded – my family. There are tea parties to be held, belly laughs to enjoy, and bedtime prayers to be said. These precious moments are most comforting when I live life in bare feet.

A MOTHER’S LOVE.

As I read today’s devotional about Good Friday and recounted the story of Jesus’ suffering and death, my heart turned to Mary and the grief she must have felt as her Son hung on the cross. Earlier this week, my sweet four year old daughter Ellie fell and busted her chin wide open. As soon […]

FABULOUSLY FOUR.

This blue-eyed spitfire with her ringlets of gold has the fierce determination most athletes dream of. She is fully committed to everything she does. When she’s sweet, she’s 100% sweet. And when she’s mad, she’s 100% mad. At times, she is exhausting. And although my coffee may be strong, her opinion is stronger. She knows […]

HIS TIMING IS NO COINCIDENCE.

Last night we celebrated an answered prayer that was two years in the making, and it was a reminder that God’s timing is always perfect.

WHY I BRING MY KIDS TO THE MASTERS.

In a crowd of thousands of patrons at the Masters, I stood out from the rest. I was wearing something that unintentionally drew lots of attention. No, it wasn’t an obnoxiously-patterned pair of Loud Mouth Golf pants. I was donning something that is rarely seen on tournament days — a toddler.

MY WILD CHILD.

Happy birthday to this precious wild child of mine who lives life out loud. She is ridiculously hilarious, full of personality, and a self-proclaimed hot mess. She keeps me on my toes and in fits of laughter as I chase her nonstop.

THE SPACE BETWEEN THE BOARD AND THE WATER.

Are you sitting in comfortable waters staring at the high dive wondering if you should jump? Do it. I promise, God will be with you from the first step on the ladder to the moment you hit the water, and all the space in between.

2016: THE HIGHLIGHT REEL.

It goes without saying that 2016 was a big year for Team Martin. At this time last year, we were preparing for our biggest adventure yet, and we had no clue what we were in for.

HOLY GUACAMOLE.

The small talk that occurred when meeting new people during a girls’ trip last weekend went something like this: Kind stranger making small talk: A girls’ trip! How fun! So is this a reunion of college friends? Us: No. Kind stranger making more small talk: So, where are you from? We go around the group pointing […]

TWO PIECES OF PAPER AND A SHARPIE.

I grew up with “Arnie” as a household name. I witnessed his impressive swing far more times than I deserved. And even more impressive, I heard him greet my dad by name year after year. At the news of Arnold Palmer’s passing yesterday, texts and phone calls circulated between our family and friends as if […]