Be Like Those Who Stay the Course

I made my way across the dimly lit church parking lot as the chill of winter rainfall drenched me. I wasn't carrying an umbrella because this is Seattle, where you raincoat only. I'm learning to appreciate year-round green, the moss growing on everything, and the river passing through my back yard with so much water … Continue reading Be Like Those Who Stay the Course

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Fresh Hearts and New Starts

  I'm sitting by the most charming, real-life tree we have ever had which is standing ornament-less - but still covered in lights because I couldn't quite let it go. Let me tell you that it is twinkling off the windows like a total dream. It's also 12:30am and I have this "gotta write stuff … Continue reading Fresh Hearts and New Starts

The Ministry of Mom Rest, My Ugly Cry, and Airplane Prayers

  I boarded the plane for my five and a half hour flight from east to west and took my seat in row 31, seat D. I'm usually a big fan of the window seat because there is nothing quite like getting lost in the horizon is there? Give me all the above cloud heavenly … Continue reading The Ministry of Mom Rest, My Ugly Cry, and Airplane Prayers

On Belonging, Bravery, and Deep Breaths

    Sometimes itโ€™s difficult to "count your blessings" when stress sets up camp in your life. Slipping into mud boots and securing the hood on my rain jacket, I took another drenched walk to the lodge. Searching for a new job, living on the road, plus leaving behind our deeply rooted friendships in Tennessee, … Continue reading On Belonging, Bravery, and Deep Breaths

On My Tiny Church, The Doxology, and How We Over Complicate Lasting Impact

  My heart was skipping beats as we made our way to my very first church. The building was tiny, with every possibility for glam absent. Just a small sign with those plastic changeable letters out front, and a backyard play set squeezed in next to the fence. The church that housed my faith as … Continue reading On My Tiny Church, The Doxology, and How We Over Complicate Lasting Impact

When Your Marriage Cries For Margin

  I excitedly packed my bag for an overnight getaway with my man in Seattle like I was leaving for a high-end trip for a month to another country. Although I only needed a change of clothes, a hat, a book and my journal just in case - my heart was beating hard just like … Continue reading When Your Marriage Cries For Margin

Saying Yes to Adventure Even When It Scares Us A Little

We wondered the interstates and National Parks of the west in our mini van, packed full of our family of seven. Two kayaks strapped to the top, coolers stocked with survival snacking, minimalist clothing crammed in totes, and our hearts were set for adventure. Our beautiful brick home had sold and our belongings tucked away … Continue reading Saying Yes to Adventure Even When It Scares Us A Little