Chocolate Pudding and Quitters

The first time I met Dan's parents, Al and Roxie, I remember being so nervous! Dan and I hadn't been dating too terribly long, but we were already serious. I was only 20 years old, but I was already in love and starting to dream about what our future could look like. I was so ...

Daydreaming Alone

In November 2014, Dan and I felt like God was telling us to pick a word to embrace for 2015. We had never picked a "word of the year" before and, honestly, I am not sure what made us have the thought. When we chose the word "brave" for 2015, I immediately started writing a ...

Top Reads of 2020

At the end of every year, I pull out my list of books that I have read throughout the year and try to pick my favorites to share with all of you. However, this year, that has proven to be quite difficult as I consumed more written material than I ever have in my life. ...

Fear Lied to Me

I used to have a strong relationship with Fear. For most of my life, I thought Fear was my friend. I carried Fear wherever I went, and believed what it said about my situation and surroundings. I believed Fear made me cautious and smart. I believed carrying Fear with me made me safe from any ...

“Thank You” Doesn’t Seem Like Enough

A few months ago, Dan and I needed help around 10:30 at night. The problem we had wasn't an emergency, however the typical people that would come out and help were not available.  So after talking to a few different people, we spoke to a police dispatcher and a short while later two officers showed ...

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