woman of many roles

#womensupportingwomen: As I contemplated this Instagram movement, I heard a whisper: “Deborah.” And as I settled into the rocking chair on our patio with my coffee, a blanket, and my Bible, I was inspired...

little threads

We drove down Santa Monica Blvd. We passed that crosswalk where I wept, sobbed, mourned that devastating first prenatal appointment/sonogram. I pointed it out to Clay. And he said, “Yeah, but this is also...

their first birthday

Clay awoke, came to sit beside me. I told him today was their due date, that they should be one. I didn’t expect the tears to flood the way they did.⠀⠀ We talked about...

10 lessons I learned from grief

I snapped this photo on a jog, weeks after my miscarriage when a sudden wave of guttural sadness washed over me. The loss of those two babies was the single deepest, darkest place of...

a letter to the mamas

a letter to the mamas To the mom-to-be, the one with a hopeful mama heart.⠀ At the beginning of the journey.⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ To the mama with babies in Heaven.⠀ At the stop along the...

4 years of marriage reflections

Clay and I just celebrated four years of marriage on April 23! It’s been quite a journey. We’ve been to three different continents, lived in two different homes, and I’ve given him one quarantine...

expectation vs. reality

// 4 lessons I learned in marriage that apply to all of life // “I believe that much of the dissatisfaction we experience in marriage comes from expecting too much from it,” Gary Thomas,...

4 steps to pursuing perfect peace

There’s nothing more peaceful than my hubby and baby–happy, healthy and snuggling. But life isn’t always only filled with blissful moments like these. With the spread of the Coronavirus comes a rise in fear....

you are not a victim of your love story

You are not a victim of your love story. ⠀⠀ There is a misconception called “falling in love.”⠀ We don’t simply “fall in love”; we *choose* love. Because we choose who we enter into...