Category: faith + life

2 sides of the same coin

I just went on a 20-minute walk. I often take short walks during days when I’m home writing. Even on a day like today when I am not feeling well, while my body is tired,...

the mountain before me

Hot tears poured down my cheeks as I attempted to explain to my husband how I was feeling. The fire burned in the fireplace. The lights were dim. I closed my eyes as if to...

2018: a word, a verse, a creative God

It’s New Years Eve, and my heart and mind feel full — of anticipation, but also of pressure. Anyone else feel me? With the start of a new year, I feel this pressure to...

dirt-covered fruit

It’s the day after Christmas. I awoke late into the morning. Upon rising, I immediately felt a wave of anxiety rush over me. There are presents everywhere, tissue paper strewn about, errands to be...

thirty two.

I awoke to kisses and presents in bed. I spent the day by the side of this man whom I love. And as I headed up the stairs after a very full day, I...

starting now

“The years go by like stones under rushing water; we only know when they’re gone.” – Needtobreathe As I addressed Christmas cards, I couldn’t believe this is already our third Christmas together {second as...

hard love

The last two and a half weeks I have been pushing myself a lot harder in my workouts. I’ve noticed I’ve gotten a lot stronger. I had been experiencing some physical pain in some...

a foggy horizon

My mom sent me this photo from our lakehouse in east Texas. Can you even tell what it is?! Maybe now that i said it, but man – how crazy is this sight? This...

holistically intertwined

This morning I took some time to start my week off in reflection – evaluating where i’m at in these areas of my life, knowing that they are all intertwined. We are holistic beings. One...