Category: godly relationships

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...

a promise to come

Two years ago today I got to see a promise from God manifested, brought to fruition, delivered. Made complete on this very day, through this very day. It was just a few months into...

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...

southern california bride

Tomorrow marks exactly two days since Clay first asked me to be his girlfriend. It’s hard to believe. So much has happened in the last two years: dating, engagement, a wedding, our first global...

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...

hard but good.

Clay’s trip definitely tested me in many ways. There were a few hard moments and a particularly difficult 24 hour period. I received some pretty significant health news after having thirteen vials of blood...

married to “the missions guy”

Today Clay returns home after twelve days in India and Uganda. And I couldn’t be more excited. Let’s just say last night felt like Christmas Eve. This was his first trip as Director of...