To My Best Friend’s Angel Baby

My best friend gave birth to her stillborn baby boy, Max, on May 8, after suffering the loss of 7 miscarriages. Getting the news of his death was obviously devastating, and like usual, I processed my grief with words and sent this to her the day she found out. I have watched my friend grieve…

The Best Thing My Husband Has Ever Said to Me

I say a lot of words in our marriage. I operate under the assumption that if I have a thought, there is only one place for it to go: out. The amount of words I say to my husband in a week couldn’t possibly be calculated. Things like, “my knee is itching weird.” or Pressing…

3 Things I’ve Learned From My New Mindfulness Routine

I started meditating recently on a regular basis and I am absolutely, positively terrible at it. Trying to quiet my mind and just sit in a moment feels like the most foreign thing in the world and I do. not. like. it. It’s like my brain is Santa’s workshop on Christmas Eve. It’s 5pm and…

Everything All At Once

I fell apart making lunches last night. Drizzling honey over plain greek yogurt (because we all know it tastes like spoiled sour cream without it), I lost it. The tears started to fall and the anxiety welled and the world went a little fuzzy. My husband comforted me, as he does. He was gentle, as…

The Anxiety Train

Not only do I usually ride the “It definitely will not be okay” train, but I often conduct it. There are special stops on the way: The Town of Worst Case Scenarios, Obsession Land, Self Doubt Central, The Village of What Ifs (it is SO easy to get lost there!) and my personal favorite, Replay…

Things I’ve Tried Lately that I’ve Heard People Talking About

I’ve tried a few new things lately and I would like to share with you my thoughts and opinions about each of them. Let’s get to it. Cauliflower Rice Everyone has been talking about Cauliflower Rice. I tried this out of curiosity because I’ve been trying to mix things up in the kitchen, but I…

Tips For Sharing Your Faith (Part 2)

A few months ago, I shared a post about how sharing the Gospel was an area of struggle for me. Through that struggle and many mistakes along the way, I have learned a few simple steps that have made the process easier and less stressful. ┬áBecause it IS the most joyous news in the world…why…

Staying in the Word this Summer

Somehow the more time I have on my hands, the less I am in the Bible. A huge part of this due to being out of my routine. Like a toddler on a tight sleep and nap schedule, when things change or my routine is interrupted, I find myself in all kinds of ┬ápanic when…

Our Great Debate Topics in Marriage (And Why They Don’t Matter)

Something I didn’t know about my husband before we got married is that he will not kill bugs; instead, he sets them free. I never imagined I would be living in some sort of wildlife preserve, but alas, Max just carefully removed a giant stink bug from my Kate Spade purse, opened our front door…

My Struggle with Sharing the Gospel: Part 1

As a kid, I took my job of sharing my faith very seriously, and with the finesse and tact of a bull in a China shop. In third grade, I told my very best friend at the time that if she didn’t read her Bible, she was going to hell. I’m sure there was a…