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 […]

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. […]

When BAD is actually GOOD

I’ve been visiting a new church lately. ::GASP:: Sorry you had to find out this way. Anyways, this past Sunday the tiny congregation had an untraditional time of worship. Instead of having the pastor preach his message (from the last chapter of John, which he’s been preaching exegetically for the past four, FOUR years), they […]

Joy vs. Happiness. What’s the Difference?

We can all agree that, at some level, we all seek to be happy. Right? I mean, c’mon, it is the mantra of our age. The world tells us that humans ultimately exist to, what? BE HAPPY. Myriads of songs and books have been written about how to find or pursue happiness. We can eat […]

The Best Date You’ll Ever Go On

So, I wrote a dating piece. Only, I don’t think it’s your typical dating piece. As most of you know, I recently traveled the world. Well, six different countries in eight months, to be exact (which can feel like the. entire. world. Trust me.) My journey began after six years of slaving miserably in a career I thought […]

Just. Be.

The first invitation came on a Monday afternoon. His miniature two-year old hands wrapped around my neck, “show?” He asked. “Of course,” I affirmed, as I pushed back the reclining chair and clicked on the remote. His head rested on my chest as his little fingers intertwined with mine. The sweet moment was interrupted by the […]