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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...

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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...

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a hope for today

I’ve never been one to speak out about politics. But something about today has gotten me inspired. You’d have to live under a rock to not know that Donald Trump was elected as our...

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dressed in white

{for King & Country: Priceless} Relationships. They’re magnificent. They’re magical. They’re… well, messy. We all want a fairy tale. We all long for a love story. And yet… We live in a fallen world. So...

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send me

{Will Reagan: Nothing I Hold On To} I recently made a difficult decision. I decided to postpone pursuing acting. This is something I have poured myself into for eight and a half years. For nearly...

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fleeting beauty

Clay and I went to the farmer’s market after church on Sunday. I really wanted to get two bunches of these beautiful black and white flowers. But in keeping with our budget, I opted...

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spaghetti squash goat yogurt pumpkin bowl

ever wonder what to do with all that leftover spaghetti squash from dinner? turn it into a delicious, filling, lo-cal breakfast! spaghetti squash goat yogurt pumpkin bowl ingredients: • 1 cup roasted spaghetti squash...

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carry you

“…He gathers the lambs in his arms and carries them close to his heart…” – Isaiah 40:11 This snapshot. An image from our first full day in Embo. I can’t begin to describe the...

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sweet potato “chips”

sweet potato “chips” My husband and I love Trader Joe’s sweet potato chips. We’ve actually been known to buy 7 bags at a time (shameless.) And while these sweet potato chips aren’t actual chips...

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this is Embo.

Post #1. South Africa adventures. A recounting of my first mission trip: I hear a rustling. The lights flick on. “Good morning, girls.” I hear sweet Suzy say. I lazily stir and stretch on the...