Running The Race

Nathan and I began our marriage by literally running. We were so overjoyed as we raced through the crowds, raindrops, and bubbles to our getaway car. It's interesting how even in that moment -- one of the most ridiculously, ecstatic, happy moments of my life -- we were running in a rainstorm. In my journal [...]

I Want A Marriage More Beautiful Than My Wedding.

What is love? The Notebook? Fighting? Passion? Crying? Screaming? Cheating? Getting what you want? While I love romantic films, our culture hasn't done the best job of showing us how to have a successful marriage. And unfortunately, for many of us who come from broken families and divorced parents, perhaps we haven't witnessed first hand [...]

Growing up into someone who makes wise choices.

  Ahhh-my teenage years. They were filled with silly hormones, strange thoughts, mixed emotions, and roller-coaster rash decisions. An extremely crucial aspect of growing up into a healthy young woman was for me to grow up into someone who knew how to make wise choices. Scripture is filled with stories and examples of ordinary people, [...]

Don’t just use the garden. Care for it.

We live in a culture that focuses a lot on instant gratification. Entitlement issues in our generation have lead us to truly believing that we can have it all...and deserve to. The funny thing is, though, many of us want to see God do amazing things in our lives, but we want to do the [...]