So What’s All the Love Hype About, Anyways?

So here’s a post about love on Valentine’s Day. I’ve only been married six months, so this post isn’t what you think. I got the inspiration to write this from a short excerpt I heard on NPR yesterday. Man, how I wish I remembered her name (and if you happened to have heard it and […]

When Life is…Ordinary

Life has been pretty ordinary lately. Now, don’t get me wrong, by ordinary I don’t mean that it’s been in any way negative. In fact, life in its ordinary-ness has been really, really good. Have you ever been in a season where the mundane is so good that you don’t want it to change? That’s […]

Denying Yourself in a Binge-Obsessed Culture?

Taylor and I enjoyed a short getaway to Destin, FL, this past weekend. It was perfect. Sure, the Destin/Fort Walton Beach area is perfect (sand-dunes, Irish pubs, great pizza, white beaches…HELLO)…but what made our weekend perfect was the fact that we had four hours of road trip to have a long, hard talk about life. […]

Why ‘Follow Your Heart’ is the Worst Advice Ever

Today’s culture is obsessed with feelings. “What’s your heart telling you?” “Do what makes you happy…Do what feels right” These are things I constantly hear and see—from blog posts to articles to celebrity advice—everyone is always telling us to follow the internal-emotion-hub that is our hearts. Hey, if that’s what you feel in the moment, […]

When it Rains on Your Wedding Day

Whew, it’s over. The grandest day of Taylor and I’s life has come and gone like a Mardi Gras parade ripping through St. Charles Avenue. Weddings are dense—pregnant with preparation and eagerness—an expecting mother awaiting her first child. Ah, life is a merry-go-round of anticipation, isn’t it? From weddings to babies to vacations (oh my!). […]

A Letter To You, My Love, On Your Birthday

So, today’s your birthday. Naturally, I scrolled through my phone for way too long, trying to find the perfect picture of us that would appropriately display how I feel about you. While that task is impossible, trying to think of a caption that would appropriately describe why I love you was even more impossible. My […]

Oh, Glorious Freedom

Today is America’s birthday. A glorious day in which we meditate on history and its leading towards what makes this country what it is—freedom. Have you ever thought about how much there is to learn from history? Not only does history repeat itself, but we can learn a lot about human behavior by looking back […]

Dare To Dream?

Have you ever found yourself dreaming of what could be, but somehow settling for what is? I have…until I realized that I didn’t have to. Those of you that know me know that I’m a dreamer. I have a mind full of dreams and desires that I fantasize about on a regular basis—specifically, what a […]

When Wedding Planning Isn’t So Fun

Yesterday was June 6th, 2016. Exactly two months until I will be standing in front of my groom, making a covenant before friends, family, and most importantly, God, committing to spending the rest of my earthly life loving, serving, and working alongside my best-friend in marriage. It’s the single most important day of my life. […]