Cataloging Gratitude

Two and a half years ago, I sat on our couch beside my friend Chrissy as we shared what God was teaching us in a Google Hangout with my dearest friend Tori. It was cold and winter and all three of us felt like we had lost perspective on what mattered. We wanted to change […]

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2017: The Year to be Brave

When it came time to choose a word for 2017, Zach and I chose separate words, as we have for the past several years. God began revealing my word in August and continued to in subtle ways throughout the fall, and I know it will be just the word I need moving forward.

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Tori.

Many have asked that I post the words I shared at Tori’s memorial in September. I’m so grateful for the opportunity the McLean family gave me to share about my dearest friend. I hope you are able to get a glimpse of her heart and love for others.

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Stand in the Gap

In the past few weeks, I’ve been thinking back on this second year of marriage. Man, what a year it’s been.

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Even When It Hurts

Yesterday we got some unexpected news from a friend that brought me to my knees. I have experienced loss and frustration and pain, but never this close, this invasive. And let me tell you: the enemy picked the wrong people to mess with. We’re going to battle and he won’t win this one. We won’t give him the […]

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Sinking Deep

I’ve felt it coming on for a while. The exhaustion. The burnout. The sinking, drowning feeling I can’t quite escape. I come up for gulps of air, gasping for breath. I know these patterns aren’t good for me. I know I need to reset, let go, set things aside.

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Renew.

Happy 2016, friends. This new year is certainly a season of change in many areas of my life. It’s the end of our first semester at MHS, the beginning of a new semester of grad school, and so much more. All of this is exciting and overwhelming in a great way.

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The Back-to-School Grind

I don’t have words to describe the craziness of my days over the past three weeks. I feel like I need to just have “School is back, y’all” stamped on my forehead so people who pass me in the store will understand and have less judgmental glances when they see my out-of-control hair, rumpled clothes […]

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Reflecting on Reading and Writing

I had a lot of fun walking down memory lane today for a grad school assignment. I was asked to give a “short autobiographical history” of my reading/writing experiences. If you know me, you know that “short” does not really fit in with the rest of that prompt… but I thought I would share here […]

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Why Not Us?

I have been mulling over what to say about the events in Charleston last week, and I just have not been able to find the words to fully represent myself fully. Now, before you click out of the screen because this is “just another post about Charleston”– stay with me. This is for you, too.

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