3 Ways To Celebrate Christmas With Jesus At The Center

Ever since I can remember, Christmas has been my favorite. There’s nothing quite as cozy as cuddling up with my favorite blanket, feeling cool, brisk air fill up the house, smelling the fresh pine from a Christmas tree, and watching a good movie with people I love. This is my favorite Christmas tradition. This has … Continue reading 3 Ways To Celebrate Christmas With Jesus At The Center

5 Ways To Cultivate A Lifestyle of Thankfulness

Thanksgiving is here! For us, that means a bit of a fuller schedule and a whole lot of food. (We’re a fan of the food.) But this is the time of year when we become more intentional about coming together with friends and family to celebrate and be thankful for all God has provided. But … Continue reading 5 Ways To Cultivate A Lifestyle of Thankfulness

3 Signs You Haven’t Truly Forgiven Those Who Hurt You

Being hurt by someone you love and trust has a way of stinging long after the offense is over and done with. No matter how hard you try to move passed it, no matter how much time goes by, the wound feels as fresh as the day it happened. How do you forgive someone when … Continue reading 3 Signs You Haven’t Truly Forgiven Those Who Hurt You

Your Soul Suffers When You Don’t Have Community

My adorable, sweet, loving, five year-old nephew has started kindergarten. He’s a big boy now. I’m not a fan. I had to FaceTime him after his first day of school to see how it went. And, I mean, there isn’t a whole lot to talk about with a five year-old. So I asked him about … Continue reading Your Soul Suffers When You Don’t Have Community

4 Tips to Give You a More Vibrant Prayer Life

“To be a Christian without prayer is no more possible to be alive without breathing.” – Martin Luther Many of us would agree that prayer is fundamental to our faith. Yet most people would admit they have a fear of praying. A feeling of inadequacy. Is there a right way to pray? How do you … Continue reading 4 Tips to Give You a More Vibrant Prayer Life

9 Lessons from our First Year of Marriage

On October 6, we will celebrate one year of marriage. So, naturally, we now feel confident handing out expert relationship advice! (Just kidding.) But in our first year of marriage, we have learned a few good lessons that we thought we’d pass along to you. Here are nine. 1. Finding and learning new rhythms is … Continue reading 9 Lessons from our First Year of Marriage

What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up?

One question seems to always follow you, no matter where you go or how old you get. It begins in elementary school, when you are asked to answer it in the form of a crayon-scrawled picture. What do you want to be when you grow up? When you graduate high school the question becomes much … Continue reading What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up?

Why Going to the Gym is the Christian Thing to Do

My struggle with body image plagued much of my high school and college years. It led to a mild eating disorder and years of crying in front of the mirror. Living in my own body became torture. I could only see myself through the lens of criticism and imperfection. Just about every morning, I sobbed … Continue reading Why Going to the Gym is the Christian Thing to Do

This is Heaven, For Real

When it became clear that my mom was losing her battle with cancer and she confined to her bed, reality sunk in. One of her friends from church came over with a stack of cards for her to fill out in case she passed away. There were a few birthday cards and two graduation cards--one … Continue reading This is Heaven, For Real