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?
I remember the day my mom taught me the word. The summer after sixth grade, my “boyfriend” cheated on me with my friend — whatever that means — while I was at church camp. My mom advised me to call him and tell him I was disappointed in him. I did. He laughed. I don’t… Read More Disappointment
1. Use the Reminders app, including categories and setting specific dates and/or times. When I started grad school on top of working full time, I knew I needed to either crack down on using a daily planner or digitize my to do list. I’ve always found making lists satisfying, especially when you’ve earned the accomplishment… Read More 10 Productivity Tips You Have to Try
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
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
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