Dallas James

Dallas James

It's been 8 weeks and I still can't believe we have a newborn. Some nights are hard and the worries are constant: Does he have a cold? What's that around his eyes? Is he eating enough? Is he eating too much? Is his head too big? (LOL!) But I wouldn't change a thing. Dallas is [...]


Alright, alright...it's not Christmas time (which, let's be honest - NOTHING can compare), but it is close! It's Nordy's Anniversary Sale, and I miss the days spent with my mom at the mall where we'd get there in the morning, shop, have lunch and maybe a Frulatti, then shop again until I fell asleep. (This was when I was itty bitty.) BUT, we've still managed to find our shopping days up until the quarantine. I miss a mall! Do you?! At least we have online shopping, which brings me to this online sale!

What Is 2020?? Battling Anxiety with My Favorite Worship Songs

Then I saw “a new heaven and a new earth,”[a] for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea. 2 I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. 3 And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Look! God’s dwelling place is now among the people, and he will dwell with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. 4 ‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’[b] or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”

The Sandals Halcyon in St. Lucia: A Honeymoon Review

The Sandals Halcyon in St. Lucia: A Honeymoon Review

We finally arrive in St. Lucia at their teensy tiny airport. If Warner Brothers is looking for their next idea for a romantic comedy, THIS SIGHT AT THE AIRPORT IS IT. Everyone, and I mean everyone, is honeymooners or is on some sort of anniversary trip. My bridezilla came out once again (let's call her Sherry) when I noticed that so many brides got married on my SAME wedding day! How could they?? Didn't they get the hint -that was My Day?! We also stuck out like a sore thumb because we decided to dress as individuals that day. Do you know what I saw before me? Thousands upon thousands of dollars from Etsy shops surrounded us, with shirts in white, black (even pink!) that said "Hubby/wifey," "Husband/wife," or some other "cute" saying. I knew husband would have thrown up if I'd given that to him, so I decided to save myself another $100 (as if I had $100 after this wedding) by not purchasing the "Honeymooners at the Airport" uniform. 

Blissfully Engaged to Running Around like a Chicken with Its Head Cut Off

When Logan and I were first engaged, it was August of 2017. Everything was unicorns, butterflies and rainbows. Until. I made an account on The Knot. Inundated with outlandish deadlines, details, and what felt like death sentences on some vendors' prices, I was immediately overwhelmed. I love to plan - I mean it! I LOVE [...]

Why learnprayteach?

Hellooooo! So glad you're here. Thanks for visiting! My name is Shelby. I'm a 26 year old newly married Dallas native who never met a cup of coffee she didn't like or a cup of queso... I'm a teacher by trade and profession, but a writer, reader, and creator by heart. I love to teach [...]