Category: faith

an intro

He’s not only my husband, he’s tangible evidence of God’s grace and goodness in my life. I never thought I’d meet someone like him—handsome and godly. I thought I’d eventually have to compromise on...

I have this hope.

This song by Tenth Avenue North has affected me so much in this season of unknown that I decided to write a blog about it. “Was there purpose for the pain? Did I cry...

if I could go back…

Just laying here enjoying the Texas heat. There’s a cool breeze, and I am all nostalgic with all the feels. This morning Clay and I walked around west campus a bit, and I got...

write this down

I found this photo from June 23 three years ago while scrolling through iPhoto and writing my new book outline this morning. I connected some dots, revealing quite an intricate web, and while I...

a just war

Okay, let me preface this post by saying that while I know I should be in tune with the details of what’s going on around the world, I tend to not watch or read...

to the one who battles depression

My heart is heavy for the celebrities we lost this month. What makes it even heavier is knowing that for every suicide we hear about, there are so many more that occur. Depression is...

control

As I get ready for the evening, the song “Control” by Tenth Avenue North comes through my speaker in our bedroom. And as I listen to the words, tears form in my eyes as...

mirror, mirror

“Mirror mirror. Mirror on the wall. Tellin’ those lies. Pointin’ out your flaws. That isn’t who you are…” These words For King and Country sing couldn’t be more true for where I once was...

12 things I learned in Europe

On a recent trip to Paris and Italy, I learned a thing or two I never knew about Europe. I’d never been before this trip with my hubby to Paris, Florence, Positano/the Amalfi coast,...

Alberti Day

Today, June 2, is national Alberti Day. It’s a celebratory commemoration of my ancestor, Pietro Cesare Alberti — the very first Italian to come to the “New World” in 1635! When I graduated college,...