Tagged: 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....

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...