Tagged: love

three years. first day of Spring.

Three years ago today, he knocked on my door, walked me to his car, and took me on what would be my last first date. He prayed over our meal, walked me down Third...

7 things I wish I knew before my wedding day

Our wedding day was magical–truly gorgeous, better than I dreamt–and yet there are things I wish I had known to do beforehand! The following is my gift to you, bride-to-be, to help you as you...

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....

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...

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...

the struggle is real

Do you ever feel like you’re living an endless struggle between your selfish desires and your desire to live for Christ. Let’s just say I feel it daily. It’s like an ongoing boxing match between...

love never fails

“There’s no denying beauty makes a sound.” – Needtobreathe, Testify My sweet husband sang me a song by Brandon Heath called Love Never Fails at our wedding. That moment was so powerful and meaningful...