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…

Working for the Lord

When people ask what I do, I always get kinda stuck. “Property Management” is easy to explain on paper but the day to day craziness is impossible for many to comprehend unless you’ve been there.  I have come to the point where I just tell people I’m an ‘RA for adults’. That usually gets the…

Human Dignity Begins in the Womb

Recently, human dignity was cited as the reason to grant same-sex couples the legal right to marry. That’s a lot of weight to put on the phrase. So what I want to talk about today is this: When does a human being gain human dignity? Is it granted to us at a certain age? At a…

The List

Fun fact about me: I lead a bible study/small group of soon to be 9th grade girls. In 6th grade, after going through a biblical dating series, I had them write down their ideal husband so as to show them years later how ridiculous their versions of the perfect man were. I was going through them a…

The First 50 Days

As of today, Joe and I have been married 50 days…. woohoo! Though 50 days is a really short amount of time, we’ve learned a ton. And since everyone keeps asking me “How’s married life?”, I figured I’d tell you how it’s going and what we’ve learned thus far: 1. Marriage is Awesome.  I get to start…

A Day in Hosea: Chapter 1

Hosea Chapter 1 Key Verse:  10 “Yet the Israelites will be like the sand on the seashore, which cannot be measured or counted. In the place where it was said to them, ‘You are not my people,’ they will be called ‘children of the living God.’ Central Truth: God loves us and never stops pursuing us….

I Finally Kissed My Husband

As many of y’all know, Joe and I had chosen to save our first kiss until our wedding day. And I’m sure y’all are wondering: now that we’re married, do I think it was worth it? Do I regret saving our first kiss until we were in front of 200 people? Not at all. I wouldn’t change a thing about the…

Engaged & Unemployed

Yesterday, I was informed that my job position was no longer needed. So next Friday, I will officially be unemployed with one month until my wedding day. Though not my ideal situation (“Oh my gosh! I would LOVE to be jobless as I start my new life with my husband!” – Said no one ever),…