sometimes god whispers

I’ll be honest. This title has been sitting in my “drafts” as a blank post since Monday. Do you ever feel so pulled to something – whether it be a phrase, or a word, or an action – but aren’t quite sure how to approach it? Yeah, that’s been me all week. I just couldn’t get myRead more

grace upon grace: the bible in a year

I grew up in the church, so I have the (semi) unique perspective of having known God for most of my life. I played an angel in the Christmas program in the Baptist church I was born into, and later a Wise Man in the Methodist church I was confirmed in. I spent Sunday morningsRead more

twenty-seventeen.

2017. The year I started out (quite happily) half-asleep beside a sweet boy with a bottle of champagne in my hand. The year that I made (another) 500+ mile move. This time to the place my heart has been longing for for the better part of 4 years. The year I finally kept the promiseRead more

101 in 1001

“It’s not about the goal. It’s about becoming the kind of person who can accomplish the goal.” – Tony Robbins 2017 has been a year of major change for me – I’ve moved to a new city, started a new career, moved in with my boyfriend, and started paying a mortgage instead of rent. I’mRead more

peace on earth & goodwill to men (especially yourself)

The holidays are supposed to be all about family and fun, giving and love… But if we’re being honest, how often do we find ourselves focusing on feelings that are anything but festive and cheery? Between the long lines and crowded parking lots (if you’re willing to brave the actual mall, you’re better than IRead more

A Real-Life Hallmark Movie: Diamond Anniversary

There are a ton of great Christmas movies out there, but if you’re a hopeless romantic (like me) – not much beats a Hallmark Channel movie. I mean, who can resist an over-the-top, sappy love story? Plot twist: not me. But, sometimes I find myself thinking, “That sort of thing never actually happens in real life… DoesRead more

’tis the reason for the season: bible verses perfect for Christmas

With all of the hustle and the bustle and the lights, it’s hard to forget that Christmas is coming. We have elves on our shelves to remind kids that Santa knows if they’ve been bad or good (and that they’d better be good, for goodness sake!) Our mailboxes are overflowing with beautifully curated cards with photos ofRead more

went for a run – and for once it wasn’t a Cookout run

It’s no secret I don’t run.

The running joke (pun completely intended) in my life is that if you see me running, you probably should be too – because something is following me.

my old kentucky home(coming)

Growing up in a town as small as mine was, “homecoming” was one of those traditions I never fully grasped. We didn’t have a football team (of our own), so our version of homecoming was the annual Sheakleyville Homecoming Firemen’s Fair – complete with a beauty pageant, parade, and tractor pulls. It was one of theRead more