This Has Been a Happy New Year

“There are mixed emotions attached to January 1st. We stand at the beginning of 2018 overwhelmed with 365 days of which we know nothing about. We feel hope, pain and healing often simultaneously. We fight hard to surrender to God & we find joy in our surrender! If you lived through last year and came…

A New & Glorious Morn

The December skies leading up to Christmas Day were beautiful. My husband would text me to go look at the sky. Vibrant colors melting into each other. Breathtaking. Christmas Day was, perhaps, one of my most favorite Christmases I have ever experienced. I’ve been reading in John recently, and I found myself in John 10…

A Place for Beginning

People walk into the holiday season holding the heaviness of a year. Grief and joy collide. They enter in feeling certain they may be swallowed whole. The days string long and tiresome. The burdens are heavy, cumbersome. They walk in the “out -of-place” world of singleness, marriage, divorce, infertility, unplanned pregnancy, motherhood. Each one brings…

Tis the Season of 2018

I looked forward to hosting my second Thanksgiving this entire year. I couldn’t wait for it! And it finally came with rain and friends. I love the memories I’m making in my twenty’s. Ben cooked the turkey so I wouldn’t have to worry about it. I have also made the consecutive decision to skip the…