4 years of marriage reflections

Clay and I just celebrated four years of marriage on April 23! It’s been quite a journey. We’ve been to three different continents, lived in two different homes, and I’ve given him one quarantine...

expectation vs. reality

// 4 lessons I learned in marriage that apply to all of life // “I believe that much of the dissatisfaction we experience in marriage comes from expecting too much from it,” Gary Thomas,...

4 steps to pursuing perfect peace

There’s nothing more peaceful than my hubby and baby–happy, healthy and snuggling. But life isn’t always only filled with blissful moments like these. With the spread of the Coronavirus comes a rise in fear....

you are not a victim of your love story

You are not a victim of your love story. ⠀⠀ There is a misconception called “falling in love.”⠀ We don’t simply “fall in love”; we *choose* love. Because we choose who we enter into...

He is who He says He is

I stood in the shower and sobbed as the following words resounded in my mind: “He is who He says He is.” He carried me through that 18 hour labor and delivered me to...

little fingers

Her little fingers wrap ever so gently around mine.⠀ I inhale deeply and exhale as a wave of euphoria flows through my body.⠀ These moments—these still moments in the darkness of early morning, the...

the prayers He didn’t answer

“And when God finally reveals His strange and mysterious ways, it will drop us to our knees in worship. We will thank Him for the prayers He did answer. We’ll also thank Him for...

appreciation over comparison: part 2

This is a continuation of my last post on appreciation over comparison.⠀ My wise hubby recently said as we were discussing the topic, “When we compare, we elevate ourself; when we appreciate, we elevate...

appreciation over comparison

I wake up. I see the dishes drying that he did after we were asleep last night. I see the exercise ball he bounced her on so I could finish my dinner. And my...

the one thing I hope she always knows.

Noelle.⠀ Mama. My first nickname for you.⠀ Noellie Ellie.⠀ My warrioress.⠀ My little monkey.⠀ No No.⠀ My squishy baby.⠀ Pookie Bear. Pook. My Pook.⠀ My sweet girl. ⠀ My little bambino.⠀ Of all the...