We were married last year. You promised some things, and I did too. There were words thrown around like "love" and "forever" and "yours" and "mine." We swore to each other in front of friends, family and a few strangers that we would love and cherish each other until our very last breath. I didn't … Continue reading For Daniel: Year Three, I Love The Way
You can't claim to love God, but hate or ignore those made in His image. A bite-sized blog.
Dear ministry leader, I know it’s hard. (Try not to shake your head, roll your eyes and say, “You have no idea.”) I may not understand your situation fully, but I have a concept. I know what it feels like when God gives you a vision and it burns brightly inside of you. You want to … Continue reading An Open Letter to the Tired, Discouraged Ministry Leader
I used to say that I didn't mind admitting when I was wrong—if it ever happened. But that's not true.
At the core of who I am, I am petty and spiteful; impatient and unkind.
I used to be that person. The person who ever so noticeably avoided the candy aisle around mid-February, and who sometimes ate drive through tacos alone on Fridays. I was the girl who talked herself into going on bad dates because I was afraid of dying alone. I dreaded any functions that required me to … Continue reading Lonely Hearts Club
A pebble in my shoe, very much like a single pea beneath the mattress of a princess—that's what wrong love always felt like to me.
Ignorant, yet well-meaning people. Is there anyone in the world so dangerously unaware?
So, I'm engaged. You can't tell this virtually, but right now I'm pausing for applause... and to give my grand-childless mother the opportunity to stop her wild, jubilant weeping. I didn't know whether or not I should do an "engagement post," because: a) most of the engagement announcement blogs I've seen are incredibly cheesy, and b) … Continue reading Daniel + Kayla
You were always the standard, and now, you are mine.