Reflections from 10 years of Student Ministry

In a few weeks, my time leading high-schoolers will come to an end. I’ve been serving with Watermark’s student ministries since 2008, when I was a freshman in college. Working with middle and high-schoolers has honestly been one of the highlights of my life and something I will truly miss. I am very passionate about…

My Top 5 Mom Tools

I’ve been a mom for 8.5 months now which means I am absolutely NOT a professional. Most days I am questioning my ability to keep my tiny human alive. However, I have collected a few tools that I feel have been essential to my motherhood journey. And so I give you, in no particular order,…

Failure to Thrive: Part 1

Time for a family update. On the 18th, Jake will be 6 months old… which is kind of crazy when I take the time to think about it. A lot has happened in his little life. When Jake was born, he was 7 lbs 10 oz and 21 inches long. 97% for height. Joe and…

Ladies, Find Yourself a Joe

I don’t brag about him enough but I won the marriage lottery when I married Joe. He is funny and caring and godly and not to mention a stone cold fox ;)! Lately, I have been super impressed by how he has stepped up in his role as father. Since the day we got pregnant,…

The Great Unknown

Every since Joe and I met, he has been a student working on his Phd is Geophysics. The past five years have been quite an adventure to say the least. An internship in Midland which meant 3 months long distance….Multiple trips to Alaska to collect data…Hours spent writing and submitting papers for publication. I’ve spent…

Stranger Danger

Lately, I’ve been struggling with people pleasing and negative interpretation. If you also struggle with these things, then you will understand having to battle all the lies that your brain tells you throughout the day. I have never been very good at capturing these intrusive thoughts and turning them over to God. I tend to…

All the Single Lads

  I’m coming up on 2 years of marriage (crazy!) but the majority of my friends are still single. I have been so impressed and encouraged with how they have handled their undesired singleness. They have decided to take this season of waiting and turn it into a season of serving and working on their relationships…

Dear America

People are hurting on both sides of the political spectrum. People feel like they are not represented. That no one is listening to them. So much so that some cast their vote for a candidate widely seen as unfit for office. Those people did that because they want to be heard. They are tired of…

Agree to Disagree

When we couldn’t see eye to eye growing up, my mom always used to say, “We will just have to agree to disagree”. At the time, it didn’t really make sense. However, as I’ve gotten older, not only have I come to understand it but I’ve learned to appreciate this little saying. I wish more people…

Revolutionary Thoughts: Part 2

Still reading Washington, by Ron Chernov. I just hit the halfway mark and finished a chapter that focused on Washington’s missed opportunity to bring emancipation to the America 100 years before the Civil War. His opportunity was this: give southern states’ slaves the option to enlist in the Continental Army. The Slave owners would receive $1,000…