Good One, Lord.

Dear Jesus, Thank you for the trees. Thank you for the forks. Thank you for the salad. Thank you for my shoes. Thank you for the napkins. Amen. Chances are, you've heard a prayer like this before. It was probably voiced by a small child who was having fun learning how to pray before dinner.... Continue Reading →

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You’re the Spring in My Step

I took a look at my watch as I was getting ready for work yesterday morning and couldn't hardly believe it. 61 degrees, at 7:30 AM? Is this real life? Walking out to my car I immediately felt a spring in my step. A hope in my soul. A light feeling in my chest. February... Continue Reading →

Too Cool to Care

When I was in elementary school, I used to checkout every book I could find in the library about dogs. I knew so much about different breeds of dogs, their temperaments, their care needs, even their 'ideal' climate to live in. To say I was a dog nerd would have been a complete understatement. Not... Continue Reading →

Quiet Before Courage

  Over Christmas, my sweet sister-in-law asked me if I had ever read Let's All Be Brave by Annie F. Downs. I had never heard of her, but knew that one of my goals for 2018 was to read more, so I was interested. After a quick scan of the back of her book, I was sold.... Continue Reading →

Embracing Average

One of the first times I can remember having to defend my 'average-ness' was in the seventh grade. At this point in school, teachers began splitting us up into 'regular' math and 'advanced' math classes. I had a few friends who were above average and a few friends who were average, like me. I remember... Continue Reading →

4 Things I’ve Learned in my Second Year of Marriage

Today I was scrolling through my blog, reading some of my old posts, just to get a refresher about what was on my heart as the months have gone by, and I stumbled upon my post from last year titled, 4 things I learned in my first year of marriage. This post caught my attention... Continue Reading →

One Who is Loved by God

We’ve all been presented with the question, “What do you want to be remembered for when your time is up?” I could go on all day about characteristics and attributes that I hope I am known for when I die. I would love to make an impact and leave an amazing legacy. I want to... Continue Reading →

Encouragement: Speak It

Jesus, marriage, family, friends, community, words, dogs, good music, health & adventure. "The things you are passionate about are not random, they are your calling." - Fabienne Fredrickson I have recently taken an unintentional hiatus from my blog over the last few months. I say unintentional because there have been so many times I have... Continue Reading →

Many Thanks

In the last few months I have found some time in my schedule to become a regular podcast listener. I have a handful of podcasts that I subscribe to and one of those is Andy Stanley's Leadership Podcast. The man's a genius and shares a lot of wisdom with his listeners. A few weeks ago, I... Continue Reading →

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