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Don’t Despise These Long Days Full of Small Things

Your bleary eyes blink open as the morning sun beams through the window. You wake up again, ready for another day that feels exactly like the one before it. Your feet hit the hard floor. Your body is weary, and your mind foggy. And your heart....well, honestly it's had better days. Right now, you're exhausted.… Continue reading Don’t Despise These Long Days Full of Small Things

If You Give A Girl A Husband, A Baby, and A Job, She’ll Probably Rock It (Unless She’s Me)

If you think you know how I'm doing, you might be surprised. If you think I'm handling life well, you'd be wrong. The truth is, I lock myself out of the house. I forget my computer. I leave my debit card at the coffee shop I go to for lunch at 3:00 pm - (I… Continue reading If You Give A Girl A Husband, A Baby, and A Job, She’ll Probably Rock It (Unless She’s Me)

Purposeful Parenting: Having a Father’s Heart – Guest Post

Hi friends. Father's Day is coming up very soon, so I'm honored to share my first guest post with you, written by Chase O'Dell. Chase is a husband, father, preacher, author, and blogger at bridgewayministries.com. In this post, he shares some of his personal journey in being a dad and how having a father's heart… Continue reading Purposeful Parenting: Having a Father’s Heart – Guest Post

Made To Be Surrounded: On Friendship, Convenience, and Excuses

I used to dream of a house with a wraparound porch, wood floors and old handles on the drawers and doors. It would have a long dining table in a room full of windows, bay windows. It would have lots of natural light. It would have a living room with lots of seating for lots… Continue reading Made To Be Surrounded: On Friendship, Convenience, and Excuses

Still Waiting: When You’re Losing Hope With Every Year

Another year, another reminder that you’re still waiting. Another change of seasons comes and goes. And here you are, feeling defeated, disappointed, heartbroken, again. Every year it gets harder to hope. Because every year, you are hopeful that this time next year will be different. And every year, it never is. When time runs long,… Continue reading Still Waiting: When You’re Losing Hope With Every Year

Faithfulness is the Most Boring, Overlooked, Essential Measure of A Man

Ladies, I want to share with you something that many people never realize. Do you want a solid and steady relationship that will last through all the ups and downs of life, a man who will never leave you, a husband who will never break his commitment with you? Then the number one thing you… Continue reading Faithfulness is the Most Boring, Overlooked, Essential Measure of A Man

Dating, Marriage, and Clenched Fists: When Expectations Become the Enemy

After being married for nearly 2 years now, in retrospect I can see with a much clearer and accurate view what helped and what hindered me in singleness and dating. I've realized that much of my belief and in turn, behavior (most of my behavior was fueled by my heartfelt beliefs) was unhealthy and actually… Continue reading Dating, Marriage, and Clenched Fists: When Expectations Become the Enemy

But Just Wait Until 2017 – Letter to My 22-Year-Old Self

*I hope this post inspires you to remember the history you've built, to recall God's faithfulness in your own life, and to see how far you've come. May this post remind you of your journey, and though it is not the same as mine, may you find inspiration to write your own letter, details of… Continue reading But Just Wait Until 2017 – Letter to My 22-Year-Old Self

To My Sisters Waiting for A Baby, From Your Pregnant Friend

I woke up the Saturday morning before Father's Day, and unwrapped a little purple box. My husband was at work, so it was the perfect time. I had wondered about how amazing it would be if our dream came true just in time to surprise my husband with a "Happy Father's Day!" For several months,… Continue reading To My Sisters Waiting for A Baby, From Your Pregnant Friend

How to Celebrate a Rejoicing Friend While Your Own Heart is Breaking, and Vice Versa

Welcome to adulthood, where no one is ever in the same life stage at the same time again. Childhood is the one and only part of life we were all in the same life stage: school. The sense of camaraderie of our school days is not appreciated until we are well into adulthood, realizing how… Continue reading How to Celebrate a Rejoicing Friend While Your Own Heart is Breaking, and Vice Versa

When I Followed My Trembling Heart

In the summer, you can sometimes feel the daily variance of the weather in your own soul. Florida can capture the heart like that. One particular summer held for me much more than a moodiness tied to the ever-changing skies, however. It held a journey, a pilgrimage, magnetically pulling me in, yet causing my heart to tremble. I'm… Continue reading When I Followed My Trembling Heart