Just a few days ago, my favorite human had a birthday. Though he seems desperate to say that we’re “basically 30” now, we are decidedly not 30 yet. Almost. But not yet! It’s the second time we’ve celebrated his birthday as a married couple, and I’ve gotta say that I’m just as obsessed with him as […]Read More Lessons from David
The Bible literally says to not be anxious (Philippians 4:6-7), so can I be a Christian and struggle with anxiety?Read More Can I Be a Christian if I Struggle with Anxiety?
A lot has happened in the last 3 and a half years. And all of that has brought me here: to my 100th post.Read More 100
Happy Thanksgiving darling, Two days ago, we celebrated a year of marriage. Whether due to the new normal or wedded bliss, it has flown by. I’d planned on writing you this letter for months but, uncharacteristically, I’m having a hard time knowing what to say. Even the most poetic words fall short in expressing how […]Read More An Open Letter to My Husband
It honestly deeply affected my mood reading through Judges. It’s difficult to read. And then we come to the book of Ruth. A short four chapters, but a beauty that bears dwelling on.Read More The Beauty of Ruth
David and I have now been in the same physical spot for the longest amount of time in our relationship: counting since his week trip without me in January, we’re at 8 months, which is 3 months longer than our previous record from our dating days. With the addition of him working from home since […]Read More 3 Unexpected Blessings from Marriage
I remember sitting in his office. I remember a church member peeking in, “Pastor, there’s someone on the phone for you.” He told her to take a message because he was busy, was having an important conversation. That conversation was with 17-year-old-me. I treasure the memories of those hours. I wish I remembered how he […]Read More What the God of the Old Testament Wants
During my last year of teaching, I had the privilege to teach a few upperclassmen a Communications class. Among other things, I took the opportunity to teach them from the book Crucial Conversations (which I beyond-highly recommend to every single human). Essentially, it walks the reader through practical ways to handle high-stakes and high-emotion conversations. I sure wish I learned those points when I was 16! Many of these practical points are adapted from these fantastic book.Read More The Case for Being Direct // the How
A few years ago, I was on a walk with a good friend. We shared our current happenings, and she related a recent strain in one of her closest friendships.
“She just never listens to me,” she explained. “I’m always there for her, but I feel like she dips out whenever I need her to be there for me. And it’s been like this for awhile. I don’t want to lose her as a friend, but I don’t know,” she sighed.Read More The Case for Being Direct // the Why
See, most of my anxieties are so ridiculous, so extreme, so convoluted, that when I can finally think rationally again they completely dissipate. As soon as my mind is clear for a moment, they evaporate. It’s wonderful. However, this one line of thinking won’t go away.Read More Our Worst Fears: Even Through That