I always feel most like myself when I’m writing or running, probably because that’s when I can clearly hear God. I’ve also realized God tells me what to write during worship and sermons, and I have to pull out my phone to make a note or the idea will escape me. That happened last Tuesday… Read More The Peace of God
Read part one here. Our Measuring Stick After God used randomly running into our realtor and my yoga teacher’s encouragement to show me it was His will for us to begin house hunting, I told my husband that it was his turn to text our realtor. That same weekend, we were pre-approved and had our… Read More Our First Home, Part 2
Are we even ready to buy a house? I knew nothing about buying a house. What I did know, however, is that one day I would do it, but I had no idea when. My adult life has unfolded traditionally — graduate from a four-year university, start my career, get married — and next on… Read More Our First Home, Part 1
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… Read More Our Love Story
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
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… Read More I’m mad at God.
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
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!