Everyone wants to be loved. And most people want to love others in return. But do we truly know what love is? Today, my friend Katherine Henson is here sharing a guest post about love. Below, she so eloquently delves into the deep divide between God’s love and culture’s misshapen version of it. I’ve been married for […]Read More the dangerous definition of love
I met my husband in a theater arts class in high school. It was a first hour class and I’d stumble into my seat in West High’s little theater just before the final warning bell rang. I secretly wished we’d be numbered off in the same group for our cavemen skits because even though he was loud and not my […]Read More marriage & life lessons from improv
I looked down over the waters. I listened to the leaves rustle and the wind echo across the lake and I wrestled with God. Could He really be who He says He is? In the good times it is so easy to believe, but in the bad, could I really believe that God is good? I’ve […]Read More 31 days of living free: nothing can separate
How do we love well? That’s a tough question, isn’t it? Loving well is running through the field and letting them be little. It’s sitting up late at night with a cup of coffee when words aren’t enough. It’s an encouraging fist-bump and an embrace that says you mean something to me. I want to live free […]Read More 31 days of living free: love well
Maybe you haven’t stepped into a church in weeks, months, years. Maybe you go every Sunday but aren’t quite sure why it’s worth the routine. Maybe you’re a person of faith. Maybe you aren’t. But for whatever reason (perhaps being that you accidentally clicked this link), you’re here. Can I just say hi and I […]Read More can you love God without loving your neighbor?
This weekend, Jonny will don a cap and gown and enter into a new season of life, graduating from seminary with his M.A. in Christian Thought. It’s an end of an era, and as I reflect on our journey together during his post-graduate education, I’m humbled by the way he has continually served and loved me, how […]Read More law school & seminary & marriage
Valentine’s Day is almost here, and guys, I’m here to help you avoid a disaster. While you should be making the ladies in your life feel appreciated and adored every day, I think we all know Valentine’s Day is a day that you do not want to mess up. So, I’ve found some sweet gift […]Read More valentine's day gift guide: what to buy her
Happy Sunday! I made a little 5×7 printable tonight inspired by Romans 12:10. Click here to download it. I think we could all use a reminder to love each other, don’t you? Read more in this series. [If you’d like to subscribe by e-mail, enter your e-mail address in the space in the sidebar!]Read More sunday scripture: a free printable
Joy + gratitude are so easily over looked. Sure, we feel it in the big moments: When we hold our sweet babies for the first time, when we look into the eyes of our spouse and say ‘I do’, when we walk up to receive that diploma. But is it always there? In the little […]Read More finding joy in an ordinary day
As we were lying in bed last night, I confessed to Jonny that sometimes I don’t feel like a good enough mom. I love our little guy beyond words, and sometimes I feel like he deserves more. That I should do more. Create more learning activities. Make healthier food. Be more organized. The list goes […]Read More overcoming mommy guilt: a little moment with a lot of love.