Category: faith + life

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...

when walking looks like waiting

“I will strengthen them in the Lord, and in his name they will walk,” declares the Lord. – Zechariah 10:12 I continue to read in the Old Testament about God bringing back His people–about...

day one.

Have you ever felt stuck? Like you want to change, but you don’t know where to start? Like you want something more for your life, but you don’t know how to get there?⠀ Well...

new wine

I had plans to have it finished by now. Today exactly. Three years ago on June 21, after a week of intentional prayer, I heard God tell me that this was what I was...

on diving into trials with others

My sister slipped and fell into rushing waters. Panicked, her eyes met mine and in a split second I knew jumping in after her could be the end. And yet I knew I had...

what a difference a year makes

A lot can change in a year. One year ago today this house and this babe in my belly were both a mere wish floating around in the abyss of my mind. But here...

re-bloom

I planted these wildflowers only to walk outside one day and find their blooms completely gone. I’m not sure if an animal had eaten them or what. Regardless, I was so sad! I loved...