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… Read More The Story of My Fur Babies
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… Read More 9 Back to School Prayers
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… Read More Let’s Talk About Sex: 7 Resources
Lately, I’ve tried to be more intentional with my prayer life. When a friend will tell me something specific to pray for, I will stop in that moment and audibly pray. Instead of responding with “I’m praying for you!” I can say specifically and honestly what I just prayed for. I can’t take credit for… Read More Praying Intentionally
I’d be lying if I said I didn’t feel like a hypocrite standing SO firm in my belief that social media is the worst and now writing a post that I will share on social media to give you advice about using social media. I still believe that social media can be the worst, and… Read More 5 Ways to Set Social Media Boundaries
When I was in college, I had a tattoo idea. I’ve always loved Philippians 4:6-7 — “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ… Read More Obedience & Peace
If you’re somehow involved with the field of education — students, teachers, parents — you know the pandemic has posed challenges we never thought we’d encounter. Students, especially younger learners, are prematurely left to manage their own schedules during the week. All teachers are in year one again in many ways, desperately trying to adapt… Read More Teaching in a Pandemic
Disclaimer: I am NOT a health expert! This is just my personal experience with health and fitness. This story begins with my decision to remove myself from social media. Read more about my reasons and the effects being off social media has had on my life since 2018 on Maggie’s blog. While I did feel… Read More I LOST 1/4 OF MY BODY WEIGHT IN 9 MONTHS!
Check out my guest post on my best friend Maggie’s blog here.
Anything I have to say won’t do the video above justice. I ventured out of my written-word comfort zone and tried my hand at video editing using iMovie. By no means do I consider myself a pro, BUT I had footage from our wedding day and I really wanted to create something special for my… Read More My Wedding Video | June 30, 2018