Oh, the Brokenness

Let me just start this one off with the warning that it contains semi-zealous ranting. I was washing dishes and got to the beaters for my hand mixer...my 10 year old hand mixer... that's seen a LOT of action in 10 years... we're talking Lebkuchen dough, folks. (Google it.) And one of the beaters just … Continue reading Oh, the Brokenness

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The Awkward Side of Vocational Ministry

I am brand new to this whole "pastor's wife" role. Frankly, it's incredibly awkward. Mostly because my husband is not yet a pastor. He's still in the process of finding work as a vocational minister, either in chaplaincy, youth ministry, or worship ministry. It is his calling- undoubtedly. Every time I hear him speak, I … Continue reading The Awkward Side of Vocational Ministry

Thoughts on Marriage: Christ First

The biggest takeaways from my 9 years of marriage have been monumental in strengthening my relationship with God and my husband, but none quite so much as the lesson that came in year 2. We had just moved to North Carolina where my husband was stationed at Camp Lejeune, as an 0811, field artillery cannoneer. … Continue reading Thoughts on Marriage: Christ First

Thoughts on Marriage: Humility

Next Sunday, April 7th, is my husband's and my 9th wedding anniversary. It's hard to believe we have been together for almost 11 years-- I'm not sure where the time went! (...well, about 4 years went to the Marine Corps) But as a sort of "fun" thing, I decided to share one lesson I've learned … Continue reading Thoughts on Marriage: Humility

God Speaks

Christians know and cherish the story of Elijah hiding in the mountains, waiting for God to speak to him. The Almighty's voice was not in the wind, the earthquake, or the fire. He was in a still small voice. This is sometimes used to promote disciplines of silence and solitude, meditation on Scripture, or cultivate … Continue reading God Speaks

Spiritual Warfare

It has been a MONTH! I tell you! Not only have my husband and I been striving to lean into Christ more than usual, we've faced opposition at almost every turn! We traded vehicles to significantly reduce our car loan debt. And it's like all the spiritual forces od wickedness decided to lay into us … Continue reading Spiritual Warfare

My “Jacob” Life

24 Jacob was left alone, and a man wrestled with him until daybreak. 25 When the man saw that he could not defeat him, he struck Jacob’s hip socket as they wrestled and dislocated his hip. Genesis 32:24-25 Jacob is one of the most personally relatable people in the Bible for me. Not the whole … Continue reading My “Jacob” Life

Life on Mars, But Not in the Womb.

There are some posts I write because I feel led to share things. There are others I write because I need them as a means to preach the Gospel to myself. And there are still others I write because, well someone has to. Whether anyone reads them or not. This is one of the 3rd … Continue reading Life on Mars, But Not in the Womb.

I Hate Being a Millennial Christian

Hate is a strong word... Let's use disdain instead. I hate disdain being labeled a millennial Christian. Why? Good grief, where do I start? The Millennial generation is the most self-victimized generation in decades. We've coined terms like "triggered" "safe-space" "selfie" "white privilege" "body shaming" and any number of endless "phobias" Millennials are chiefly responsible … Continue reading I Hate Being a Millennial Christian

Humility and Obedience: My Experience with Christian Head Covering

I'll preface this post with a statement that it contains my personal convictions. A conviction is like an opinion, but with the added weight of Scriptural support and motivation toward heart change. As such, it is a matter of my personal relationship with God through Christ, and my best understanding of Scripture. I first began … Continue reading Humility and Obedience: My Experience with Christian Head Covering