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Our Love Story

This one is LONG overdue, and I absolutely love telling it, but aside from a condensed version on our wedding website, I’ve never written my and my husband’s love story. I was always trying to write what I thought would be my “love” story in my journals growing up, but the other person was never…

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The Story of My Fur Babies

Sitting around my parents’ dining room table on Thanksgiving of 2018, my first Thanksgiving married to my husband, I shared what I was thankful for with my family: “Well, I would be more thankful for my husband if he would get me a puppy.” Long before that day and long before we were married, I…

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9 Back to School Prayers

About this time every year, I see prayer lists for back to school circulating the internet, and this year I wanted to create my own. This will be my fifth year teaching, and though I haven’t been at this thing nearly as long as my veteran colleagues, I know that we need prayers now more…

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My Sorority Experience

A few weeks ago, some of my 2021 seniors asked me my thoughts on going through sorority recruitment in college. I’ve touched on my sorority experience in blog posts before — I was an active member for the first three years I was blogging — but now that I’m four years removed from the experience,…

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I’m mad at God.

This morning, I woke up, went on a run, showered, and then I wrote this in my journal: God, I’m mad at You. Yesterday went to trash so quick and I want to believe You are good but I’m struggling. Why did my friend’s dad have to test positive for COVID? Why did our house…

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Let’s Talk About Sex: 7 Resources

Weeks before I got married, I remember breaking down in my childhood bedroom with my parents and my husband-to-be wondering what happened to me over the last 23 years that lead to so much sexual brokenness. It was easy to pinpoint some decisions I’d made, but other parts of my story felt so shameful at…

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