I don’t usually write about summer; all the other seasons, yes, sure. But not summer. It is too hot and sticky, and contains too many memories of childhood boredom—me and my sister, wilting in the heat on a backyard swing set. On days it was too hot, when our parents were both working, we would … More Vacant Summer
This information is nothing new—really there is nothing new under the sun—but it is my reflection on the last five years of a happy marriage and how our relationship has challenged me to grow. It may look like a lot of content, but it reads fast. I started writing about marriage five years ago when … More The Fifth Year of Marriage: things I have learned.
What I write about below isn’t anything new; however, it is something that the Lord has been teaching me of late. After several years of working myself to the bone and feeling as if I was getting nowhere financially and personally, this last February God spoke to my husband and I both about me resigning … More Convicted to Live Generously
In the afternoon sun, the autumn grass glistens as if dusted in gold leaf. Warm, halcyon hues are the ground cover. The crisp leaves turn over one another in the gentle breeze—they make music—a stirring song that is familiar to every ear during this season. We all sing it together. I am pausing this afternoon, … More End of Autumn Phasmatodea Sighting
Every year around our wedding anniversary, I write a post about what I have learned about marriage (I promise I will take a break after our fifth anniversary, folks). I primarily write these things down for myself and my family, but hope that others might find it useful in some way. If you feel up … More Four Things I Learned My Fourth Year of Marriage (or How Marrying a Barista/Guitarist Made Me Super Wealthy)
It was another bad day; she laid in bed, pain shooting through her abdomen. Sharp, mysterious pain that kept her from completing today’s work, confined to the small, straw-stuffed mattress in the corner of her tiny rented room. The pain started when she was a girl in her late teens, accompanied by heavy, sporadic bleeding … More A Sick Woman.
The following below is based on the events found in Luke 7: 36-50. I love this story of grace and mercy–the story of intense boldness from a woman who, in her day, had every reason to be anxious about this encounter with Christ. I want to live and walk in courage as she did; worshiping and serving … More Bold Move.