Category: Hope

Locked Doors and Open Windows

I rarely ever travel by myself anymore, and it seems that anytime I do I have some silly story about something I forgot to do simply because I’m usually not the only one that has to remember all the things. A few weeks ago I traveled for work and, sure enough, I have one of ...

Love Letters and Deleted E-mails

I have mentioned before that my love language is gifts (Love and Llamas). Any gift, even the simplest coffee or piece of candy, completely fills me with joy and makes my day. Dan has more than mastered my love language and throughout the years has surprised me with the best gifts. According to Gary Chapman, ...

The Summer Wilderness

I didn't have a headache today. I know that may not seem notable to most, but in my world it's a big victory. In mid March, a headache started that would not stop. Some days were worse than others, but for four months the same headache followed me around. I woke up and went to bed with ...

To Run or Not to Run

One of my best kept secrets is that I love to run. However, as much as I love it, I have a number of excuses for why I don't do it. Which now that I think about it, that sounds crazy! Anyways, I recently decided to start kicking the excuses to the curb and run ...

What Manna Looks Like

Six years ago today I saw my first positive pregnancy test. I couldn't stop smiling. I spent the day looking at nursery decorations and planning how to tell our families the good news. We had waited years for that positive pregnancy test. We had prayed for that positive test. We had expected that positive test. ...