it’s a wonder

“With all of my heart, I’m racing, watch the pages…” This weekend I got to see a side of my husband I never have before. Well, I got to meet a group of friends...

if I could go back…

Just laying here enjoying the Texas heat. There’s a cool breeze, and I am all nostalgic with all the feels. This morning Clay and I walked around west campus a bit, and I got...

Girl, are you still wearing perfume?!

Let’s face it: We all want to smell nice. Smells are powerful and have been proven to be directly related to our emotions. As this article states, “Our olfactory receptors are directly connected to the...

turkey “tacos”

It’s Sunday afternoon. You just got home from church and you’re starving. You carbed it up last night with friends, and you want something quick and healthy. And did I mention quick? Like, in...

write this down

I found this photo from June 23 three years ago while scrolling through iPhoto and writing my new book outline this morning. I connected some dots, revealing quite an intricate web, and while I...

a just war

Okay, let me preface this post by saying that while I know I should be in tune with the details of what’s going on around the world, I tend to not watch or read...

to the one who battles depression

My heart is heavy for the celebrities we lost this month. What makes it even heavier is knowing that for every suicide we hear about, there are so many more that occur. Depression is...

control

As I get ready for the evening, the song “Control” by Tenth Avenue North comes through my speaker in our bedroom. And as I listen to the words, tears form in my eyes as...

mirror, mirror

“Mirror mirror. Mirror on the wall. Tellin’ those lies. Pointin’ out your flaws. That isn’t who you are…” These words For King and Country sing couldn’t be more true for where I once was...

12 things I learned in Europe

On a recent trip to Paris and Italy, I learned a thing or two I never knew about Europe. I’d never been before this trip with my hubby to Paris, Florence, Positano/the Amalfi coast,...