A new song 

This time two months ago was a rough time. It was just after Thanksgiving, and there was indeed much to be thankful for, but my heart was heavy and my soul was weary and my mind was anxious. It felt like an attack on all sides, the enemy’s desperate attempt to take my joy out […]

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Dirty dishes, thankful heart 

“Cease endlessly striving for what you want to do and learn to love what must be done.” Quote by Goethe, beautiful illustration by Ruth Simons. These words above my sink are very intentionally placed. When we moved into this house nearly two years ago, I was so excited to have a yard and a place […]

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Our Christmas in the city 

After my first ever visit to New York City this summer, I came home and the very next day started planning mine and Ethan’s return visit. Ethan had never been and I couldn’t wait to go back. I’ve always wanted to see New York at Christmastime, so we saved up our pennies (and vacation days) […]

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2015 and Instagram Brain

Motivation is a curious thing. We can be motivated by things so easily – sometimes recognized, other times subconsciously. When we recognize something that compels us into action, it’s easier to get moving and make a choice that brings us satisfaction. We choose to eat healthy all day so we can reward ourselves with a […]

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calling and purpose 

   Tonight the Lord reminded me that the calling on my life to serve Him in ministry goes beyond my current job or my small perspective of working with students. My calling is to serve Jesus by bringing others to the cross and to sit at His feet in worship and adoration and praise.  Lately, […]

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I’ve wanted to have a little celebration of Thanksgiving with our friends the last few years, but usually the holidays sneak up before we can get anything planned. This year we thought ahead and made it happen. We made a simple digital invitation that I emailed to everyone then we just assigned a few dishes […]

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The God of Peace

I’ve been fearful recently. Anxiety has attacked and panic set in more times in the last few months than ever before in my life. Depression has snuck in and tried to take root, which is a more familiar enemy, but one I’ve been determined to battle. The anxiety though, well I’m less familiar and more […]

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