Oh, how I’ve wrestled with this one. I have a note saved from September 12, 2021 titled “What moment did I know I was ready to have a baby?” I had all the plans in the world to chronicle this experience more frequently here on the blog, but that’s not what happened. In fact, I… Read More Lessons Learned & Life Loved Through Pregnancy: Am I Ready?
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
At the end of August, I made an Instagram story about my 26-year-old confidence. That has been true, and I have faith that it will continue to be true, but this particular lap around the sun didn’t start that way. In fact, I started the year at arguably one of the top two lowest points… Read More Year 26 is great, but my birthday was not.
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
Yeah, you read that right. I’m a married 20-something on the cusp of 2020, and I have been absent from social media for a year. I’ve had to think about who I really am and what really matters to me, and this is what I know: I believe that Jesus died on the cross for… Read More 2019: A Year Without Social Media