Category: faith

on God’s love for us

I learn a lot about God’s love through her. She hasn’t accomplished anything for me, and yet I love her deeply. She hasn’t proven anything to me, and yet I am so proud. I...

a prayer on the path

Dear God, Powerful Creator—the One who created me to do great things for your kingdom, Teach me your ways Let me walk in your will Fill my mind with your Word, my heart with...

the night sky

March 11, 2015. He walked me to the door. We stopped on the sidewalk and gazed up at those rarely bright Santa Monica stars. And he asked me to be his girlfriend. Three weeks...

a lesson in rose bush pruning

Noelle and I got a lesson in rose bush pruning today. Well, she slept in the stroller while I eavesdropped on a park employee giving a training lesson to some other employees.⠀ I felt...

a call to gratitude

One year ago today we sat around the table, and I struggled to answer that question, “What are you thankful for?” I knew there was an endless list of things I could say, but...

I had a dream so big and loud

“I had a dream so big and loud, I jumped so high I touched the clouds.” – American Authors⠀ I took this photo sitting on the dock of a pier over the Atlantic Ocean...

remembering my future

Yesterday we took Noelle to church for the very first time. And our pastor preached on Colossians 1:11-14 which begins: “May you be made strong with all the strength that comes from his glorious...

a crown of beauty instead of ashes

It was our wedding passage—one God had spoken to me the night we got engaged and one our pastor “happened” to surprise us with on that day. I had waited an awful long time...

you can do hard things

You can do hard things. It’s a reminder I need for myself daily. I never expected my labor to be 18 hours. And I didn’t want an epidural. Some way, somehow—with the help of...

on being ready for the next season…

It was two days before I went into labor, though I didn’t know when I would. It was two days past my due date, and I was feeling desperate…⠀ Towards the end of my...