Winter Romance: elevated teatime complete with whipped honey + chocolate + rose crostini

In winter all the singing is in the tops of the trees where the wind-bird with its white eyes shoves and pushes among the branches - Mary Oliver, White Eyes This time of year is so special to me, and all I want to do is eat all of the rich florals, drench tables in [...]

Pain. Chaos. Coping. And finding the beauty. //

Can I be honest for a moment, friends? This week kicked my ass. No really...it did. But like anything in life, there are always silver linings and little moments of joy we can grasp onto in the midst of the "oh my god, what is happening?!" kind of lessons.  While this past week seemed to [...]

Megan Tibbits //

"I fell in love with her courage, her sincerity, and her flaming self respect. And it's these things I'd believe in, even if the whole world indulged in wild suspicions that she wasn't all she should be. I love her and it is the beginning of everything." -F. Scott Fitzgerald Having a creative friend like [...]

The Secrets Music Tells

"Music expresses that which cannot be said, on which it is impossible to be silent." -Victor Hugo The rich and robust sound made when the bow first touched the strings of the cello this morning filled Redeemer church. Interesting, how a sound coming from one single person, one single instrument, actually silenced the pews filled [...]

God Can Handle Your Honesty {Hallelujah-I’ll Still Sing}

http://youtu.be/GBZu8Y3NwD4 There have been many seasons in my life that I have had doubts, struggled, and been pretty broken down in my faith. During these times, I remember feeling so alone...and like something was truly wrong with me. "Good Christians" don't doubt, right? "Good Christian girls" always have it all together, right? Wrong. So very [...]

Bright Lights & Empty Dreams-a “Grace Unplugged” Soundtrack giveaway!

Last week I was so honored to be able to attend a special screening of the film, "Grace Unplugged," which will be officially released in theaters this Friday, October 4th. I was expecting to enjoy the movie and have a good time, but I was not expecting to connect with the story on such a [...]