the grace of library dates, laundry & brie cheese.

When we were engaged, I remember pausing to ask the Lord if this was really the man for me. I knew I was in love with him and couldn’t imagine walking away, but I also didn’t want to neglect to ask the hard question. I wanted to be sure that the Lord was fully behind our…

when your heart still grieves.

Grief is a funny thing. And our culture isn’t particularly good at knowing what to do with it, because America tends to worship comfort. Grief by nature, is a quite uncomfortable, so it isn’t any wonder it leaves us wondering how to cope and what to do and with all sorts of pressure to be “over”…

what is saving my life right now [+ a giveaway.]

Part of my story is that I don’t remember a time where I was not believing that Jesus was good or kind. It is a special grace to have believed as a small child that Jesus was someone I could trust. But somewhere along the way, my child like faith of asking for real-life miracles and the…

what to do when a bad day (or week or month…) strikes.

Bad days happen to all of us. But it doesn’t feel like that when they strike. It feels like everyone else is doing fine and I’m the only one who is a mess. And these days don’t always give a neat and tidy warning of when they’ll be arriving. There’s rarely a memo saying to clear my…