If God is Good Now

24 days ago I got married. As we left the reception, Max and I buzzed through Starbucks and I got a free iced coffee because I was in my wedding dress. I'm not above pulling this stunt again. 17 days ago I moved into the house that Max and I bought together. It's small and … Continue reading If God is Good Now

The Old Has Gone

  On rare occasion I get into the type of mood that can only be described as the "Perfect Storm." I am overly caffeinated and faced with a large chunk of time to myself (which is why this is so rare) , when suddenly it's like all the clutter around me becomes unbearable. All at once, … Continue reading The Old Has Gone

What God Does in the Discomfort

Patience and perseverance are not two of my strongest qualities. Unlike some of the Olympian greats, I prefer not to work hard, push through tough circumstances or wait extended periods of time to arrive at what I want. I prefer instant results with the least amount of work and discomfort possible. (Someone write this on an inspirational poster.) Max … Continue reading What God Does in the Discomfort

How Replacing One Word Changed So Much

A few weeks ago, my boyfriend said to me, "I feel like you're just anxious about being anxious right now..." And I replied, "Welcome to my brain. Please stay awhile." When I told him that I would love to try out his logical, structured, factual engineer brain for a day, he responded, "Does that mean I … Continue reading How Replacing One Word Changed So Much

If We Knew the Plane was Going Down

For Christmas last year, my sister got me a great new chair for my desk at work. The instructions to put it together were moderately easy, but like with most things that come with a packet of directions, I gave up before I even tried. #inspirationquotes My dad put most of it together, but couldn’t … Continue reading If We Knew the Plane was Going Down

Your Heartbeat is My Favorite Sound: A letter to Sami’s baby

Five weeks ago, I wrote this letter on my lunch break with no intention of ever publishing it. It tells a story that isn't mine to tell. It was the day before her appointment. The appointment. The appointment that would tell my sweet friend if her baby still had a heartbeat. After multiple losses, deep heartache … Continue reading Your Heartbeat is My Favorite Sound: A letter to Sami’s baby

One Year Later: When You Don’t Look Back Anymore

A year ago, I spent many of my lunch breaks in one of my closest friend's classroom sobbing to her, wondering how I was going to make it through the day. I remember being crumpled on the floor of my little one bedroom apartment, begging God to let me have my way. To give me … Continue reading One Year Later: When You Don’t Look Back Anymore

In the Wandering

They say (well, technically J.R.R Tolkien says) that "Not all who wander are lost," but this is usually not true for me. Most of the time, when I'm wandering, I have no idea where I am. Maybe this wouldn't be detrimental to someone good at directions. Maybe there are people who can wander far away and … Continue reading In the Wandering

How to Support Someone Who is Hurting

I can be a bit of a handful. I was talking to one of my guy friends from college on the phone a few weeks ago, catching up and swapping stories about life (he told me if he ever makes my blog, he wanted me to use the alternate name "Crosby*" for him. *name has been changed to … Continue reading How to Support Someone Who is Hurting