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…

Starting Somewhere

I’ve never gone such a long time without putting my fingers to the keyboard and sharing words. Daily, I have enough words and thoughts swirling around in my head to write at least a chapter in my pretend novel of the future, so the fact that 3 months worth of them are stuck and trapped…

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…

Little Happy Moments

Summer so far has had some significantly wonderful moments and life events. Among the best are an anniversary trip to Disney World, my sister moving here, a gorgeous week in Maine, meeting new family members and more.  As incredible as those memories are, this post is not about those. This summer has been full of…

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.  Because 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  panic when…

My Year in Cooking

I don’t like to cook, but I love to feed my husband. This first year of marriage has brought with it many culinary adventures. Like the time I accidentally put Beef Stew Seasoning on my “taco” meat and sobbed in despair over my ruined tacos. Max is pushing for a reality show starring me called…

A Thank You to My Work Family: New Beginnings & Difficult Endings

On occasion, I’m dramatic and theatrical. I recently suffered from a finger injury that occurred while flossing my teeth (think paper cut but with floss) and I talked non-stop about it for two days. I made my husband dress the wound with a butterfly bandage and gave him constant updates.  Occasionally, I’m theatrical. When it…

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 Problem with Instagram

I don’t know what it is about Instagram, but I can’t trust myself with it. Albeit embarrassing, I will admit that I have downloaded, deleted, and re-downloaded the Instagram app on my phone about 40 times in the last year or so. If my husband sees me scrolling (when he knows I deleted it 3…