Welcome to CarCar&Co!
CarCar&Co has been a dream of mine for the last few years. I wanted a “home on the internet” (don’t you just love clichés?) …a place to have off-air conversations (tho, everything is pretty much ON AIR for me. I have no filters). But even so, sometimes it’s fun to continue the conversation over a cup of coffee, feet curled up on the sofa with a blanket, wearing your favorite Lulus. (and I kid you not – as I type this – I am on my red sofa, sipping an iced coffee, wearing my Lulus).
I hope the above description sets the tone & feel for my desire for this space. I named it CarCar&Co on purpose. Because I want to have my daughters, girlfriends, (guy friends, too!), friends of friends, extended family, and YOU to join me here, too.
You’ll find this space quartered up. It looks like this:
My faith is not just important to me. It’s EVERYTHING to me. I love Jesus with every fiber of my being! To be sure, I don’t always get it right. I’m probably best described as a “Christ-stumbler” more than a “Christ-follower.” But as Beth Moore said in my bible study homework the other night, “Show me someone who deeply loves the Lord, and I’ll show you someone who has known His rescue.”
This is me. I am someone who has known His rescue. Oh my goodness, do I know His rescue.
I posted this picture & blurb (below) on Instagram several weeks ago. I went back & forth on whether or not it should be my 1st “Faith” post. I thought maybe I should do something a little less heavy, and maybe not-so-honest. But, the reality is …that’s not me. I’m a jump in the deep end kinda girl. So, why not start here? The picture below was truly a full circle, redemptive and significant moment for me. You can read why below the pic.
Probably the most personal thing I’ve ever posted… And yes, I’m going to be *THAT* mom for a moment. I could simply post that I had a “parent payday” because BOTH of my girls (Haley in Tampa & Abbey in Tally) stood and introduced the person of Jesus to their high school friends last night in YoungLife. How crazy that on the SAME night, 4 hours apart, they were sharing the SAME message and how real their faith is to them? But here’s the story behind the story: When I look at these 2 pictures… more than anything, I see God’s GRACE, MERCY & FAITHFULNESS. I’ve never shared this on air before (tho most of my family & friends know this part of my testimony) but mine & Pete’s first family photo was our wedding picture. I was 4 months pregnant when we got married. Haley is our first born. Fast forward 7 years, and Pete & I were about to throw in the towel. This is when we found out we were pregnant with our 2nd child. This is Abbey. Seeing my 2 girls stand and proclaim the name of Jesus is EVIDENCE of the power of redemption!! I write this with tears streaming down my face… Jesus, THANK YOU for not only saving me, but saving my family, too. You pulled me out of the pit, put my feet on solid ground, and a NEW song in my mouth! You are EVERYTHING. #redeemer #restorer 🙏🏼❤️