draw me a Map.

March 19, 2018

Once upon a time, I used to write blogs about songs that weren’t necessarily overtly or explicitly Christian and find Christian themes or messages in them. When I was a youth minister I always enjoyed having a night where we listened to seemingly secular songs and tried to find God in the lyrics. Ironically enough,…


into the Arena.

November 11, 2015

“The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again…who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least…


just don’t say it: end of Pregnancy.

March 10, 2015

{Warning: this post is dripping with sarcasm and snark because I’m 38 weeks pregnant and that’s what you get. Don’t say you weren’t warned!} I honestly want to believe that people mean well. I want to believe that people remember the age old adage of “if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say…


what marriage is teaching Me. {vol. 6}

December 23, 2014

I’m breaking my own rules because the last Thursday of the month (which is normally when I host this link up) is Christmas and I’m not about to upstage baby Jesus so here goes nothing. (The link-up never closes, so join in whenever you feel so moved! Also, there won’t be another new post this…


what marriage is teaching Me. {vol. 5}

November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving, y’all! Last Thursday of the month means it is time for another ‘what marriage is teaching me’ link-up. Post yours in the comments below! Since it is Thanksgiving, I’m going to try to keep this month’s installment short, but I’ve got two things that marriage is teaching me: 1. That I’m not perfect…


what marriage is teaching Me. {vol. 4}

October 30, 2014

I’m really growing to love this link up. In many ways, it is keeping me accountable to continue growing and learning in marriage. Not only is it keeping me accountable, the link-up gives me a way to document, write down and remember exactly what marriage is teaching me. I hope that those of you participating…


what marriage is teaching Me. {vol. 3}

September 25, 2014

Hooray – we’re back for another month’s installment of what marriage is teaching me/us! Same as last month, put your links in the comments – I can’t wait to read what marriage is teaching you! I think that I’ve had at least ten different ideas about what I could write about this month. Marriage is teaching…


shaming Pregnancy.

September 8, 2014

{Consider this a revised edition of “just don’t say it: Pregnancy” written by yours truly – at least for the early stages of pregnancy!} I knew that less than charitable comments about pregnancy were possible. The vast majority of my friends have children, so I can’t say I’m totally surprised by some of things that people…


what marriage is teaching Me {vol. 2}

August 28, 2014

Eek! A new link up! I’m beyond excited to host and even more excited to read about what marriage is teaching others! The easiest way to link-up is to put the link to your individual post in a comment at the end of this post. Then hop around and see what others are learning and…


not a bad Thing.

August 18, 2014

The Bright Maidens topic of the month (you’d think as a Bright Maiden I’d be better about participating each month, but…I’m not) is: “Write about a non-Christian song, movie, or book that inspired you spiritually or revealed something about God to you!” Normally something like this would be right up my alley. I’ve featured countless songs on…


what marriage is teaching Me. {a new link up}

August 14, 2014

Last week’s post about what marriage is teaching me was such a hit and got some really great feedback that I’ve decided to take the dive and make it a monthly link-up! Why monthly? Because weekly link-ups that require thought are…hard. Maybe its just my pregnancy brain talking, but sitting down to write something and write…


the painfully playful Question.

August 4, 2014

“You’re pregnant?!” “You know you’ll be pregnant soon!” “Don’t lie to me, you’re already pregnant and you know it!” Perhaps I brought these on myself. Before we got married I {jokingly} played into everyone talking about how soon we’d have kids. I even laughed when different groups of people wanted to start pools betting on…



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