Beautiful Irony

Let me tell you guys, 2015 has been the year of exciting stuff. I thought that 2014 was our year of exciting stuff between our move to Columbus and starting new jobs and meeting new friends and all that. But 2015 has proved to be just as exciting with even more excitement poured on top. … [Read more…]

Part One: A Change of Heart

I tried writing this post two weeks ago. I started it. Then I scrapped it. Then I started again. Now it is completely different from what it was and I am just praying that it is all that it should be. I am also praying that you read these words with an open heart and … [Read more…]

5 Years and Counting!

Today, my friends, is a very special day because today is my five-year wedding anniversary. Five years! It doesn’t seem like a long time when you consider other people who have been married for decades, but something just seems more legit when I can hold up an entire hand when people ask me how long … [Read more…]

The Journey Continues

Let’s go on a little journey together, okay? I promise, the destination is worth the length to get there. Trust me. 2 years and seven months ago Roman and I decided we were ready to expand our little family. Our um….efforts…..were casual at first. We stopped not trying to have kids and we thought that … [Read more…]

Law or Love?

  I’ve been using a plan developed by She Reads Truth  to read through the Bible in one year. We finished up Leviticus last week and I must say I struggled through that book of the Bible quite a bit. It’s hard for me to reconcile the God of Leviticus to the God of the … [Read more…]

Fear and Faith

  “We don’t have any kids, and I want to make sure that his gravesite will always have a flag on it for Memorial Day when I pass.” A simple statement made by a stranger that stroke panic into my heart. “We don’t have any kids…..” We don’t have any kids. I don’t have any … [Read more…]

The Battle for My Mind

  Two weeks ago I shared a small part of my struggle with anxiety. I was so thankful to hear from so many of you—whether in the comments or on social media or personal text messages—that the post was helpful. I’ve been thinking a lot about that post…..what it means for me and for you … [Read more…]

3 Ways to Overcome Anxiety

Before I had reached the age of ten, I already had issues with anxiety. I remember going off to summer camp and worrying about whether or not my parents had died in a car accident on the way home. Would I even know? Or would I just wait for them to pick me up on … [Read more…]

Lent and I

My husband always {somewhat} jokingly prides himself on “converting” me to the Pentecostal church. I traded Southern Baptist and their neat hymns and sacred services and just-as-sacred fried chicken for raised hands and long worship songs and got to keep my sacred fried chicken. We would joke sometimes about how repetitive and “old school” Baptists … [Read more…]

Do the Next Thing

The first four months of last year my husband and I were in the most anxious season we’ve ever been in. Roman had applied for his dream job……..except his dream job was in a city two hours away. Not a big deal, except we had spent almost our entire lives in our small community. Taking … [Read more…]