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…

Revolutionary Thoughts: Part 1

I’m kinda a history buff. I’ve always loved all things history. I loved my history classes in school, I love the History Channel (the good shows), and I love researching genealogy. Recently, I’ve started reading Washington by Ron Chernow. Some of you may recognize Chernow’s name from the currently sold-out-for-6-months Broadway musical, Hamilton: An American…

Caught in the Transition

Entering a new life stage is fun, exciting, kinda scary – and totally worth it. But entering a new stage of life means you’re leaving an old one and that transition, though beautiful, is harder than it seems. I have never been one for change. So I spent my engagement preparing for my life to do exactly…

Dear Husband

Dear Husband, Thank you for holding me this morning when I woke up crying from a bad dream. And for praying over me and just letting be still while you hugged me. Thank you for letting me relive my youth by buying a Nancy Drew computer game over the weekend and actually playing with me…