The Space We Hold

A few months ago, I read Jen Hatmaker’s book “Fierce, Free and Full of Fire”, and I haven’t been able to stop thinking about it. In the book, Jen called me to live differently as she shared her story. Reading the book felt like a sweet invitation to live a full, vulnerable, bold, honest, full-hearted, ...

Fourth Blogiversary

Last week, I quietly celebrated an anniversary... four years since I started this blog. A few weeks ago, when I started to think about what I would write about this anniversary, I went back and read the first words I ever posted in this space.... “In 2013, Hillsong United released a song called Oceans. The ...

Broken Glass and Lost Brown Sugar

If you have been following me on social media, you know that I gave myself a completely made up writing challenge. The day I posted about starting the challenge I wrote "The rules don't matter, the point is simply to write." To ensure I would stick to the challenge, I picked out a number of ...

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 ...

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