How Our Life Together Began at the River {An Engagement Story}

We’d been walking for a few miles. The humidity was thick and my jeans stuck to my sweaty legs. It was our fourth day in Israel and Jordan and my boyfriend Jeremiah and I were with our classmates and professor from seminary, visiting and learning about all the sites Jesus once walked. We were so excited to see the Jordan River for the first time. We had learned about it all our lives, both having grown up in church, and now we finally got to experience it. We arrived at the bank of the Jordan and it was more narrow than I thought…

When A Big Fear Made Me Brave

Yesterday, I headed to my women’s Bible study at church. It was thundering, lightening and pouring down rain so I quickly shuffled all my kids out of the van. I checked them into childcare and grabbed a chai tea and scone for my second breakfast…

The Words “I Love You”

While I was washing the dishes a few nights ago, John walks up to me in adult-like fashion and says: “Momma?” I turn to him wondering what his next words will be. I assumed he needed something. “I love you.” My eyes lit up and I was pleasantly surprised especially …

Finding Gratitude in Motherhood

Last night, my friend Ashleigh’s status update read: “Being a stay at home mom is exhausting. I’m tired, annoyed, and irritable.”  Shortly after she posted those words, her friends chimed in with their advice and experience. It had really been a rough day for her and I could relate. I’ve …

Lessons on Receiving

Every Christmas growing up, my parents gave the best gifts. They were thoughtful, fun, and just what my sister and I asked for. Giving gifts was one of their top love languages and still is today. So naturally, giving gifts became one of my love languages. But considering our present circumstances …

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