Category: marriage

valentine’s day.

Today is Valentine’s Day. My Instagram feed is flooded with photos and videos of couples and gifts and flowers and all sorts of expressions of love. I’m sure yours is, too. And that’s great....

three years today

This is a photo of my husband, Clay, and my three year old nephew {as of today!}, Sawyer. It might look like an ordinary birthday photo, but to me it means so much more. You...

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...

the work of marriage

“Study the lines in your face like roads on a map, leading me home. I’m gonna love you ‘til the stars and their ghosts fade to black, until time rots our bones, wrinkles our...

treasure

“For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” – Matthew 6:21 Of course I have earthly treasures – like stuff, possessions, tangible things. We all do. It’s our nature. But when...

love to lean on

I had a dream the other night that I was wrapped in cloth from my toes up to my head, like a mummy. Sometimes fibromyalgia feels that way. Like I am a prisoner in...

spend me

While Clay’s first trip as Director of Global Missions has come to an end, it is just the beginning of learning how to ask God to “spend me.” It’s a scary thing to do. And...

uncertain certainty

I won’t lie. I fear for Clay’s safety when he travels to far away, rural places for missions work. It’s not easy to pull away from a final embrace before he gets on a...

blessing in the battle

I stood there at the airport. LAX terminal 3. It’s the one for international travel. And this time it was me saying goodbye to my new husband for the very first time since our...