My previous word for the year was minimize.  I attempted to focus on the core essentials rather than be distracted by consumerism, and to center my life around the needs of others rather than only my own.  As I strived to minimize many areas of my life, I realized that there is one thing that should always be […]

four years

This year we passed through life’s darkest shadows and felt the warmth of life’s brightest joys. Through it all, there is no one I’d rather have by my side than you – my supporter, my partner, my best friend. We make the greatest team, and I can’t wait to experience this new chapter in our lives together. Happy Anniversary!

fixing what is not broken

I recently learned about one of the top chefs in America, Grant Achatz.  His restaurant is known for its innovation in reimagining food and the way we experience it – from floating desserts and edible art to pillows of seasoned air.  While I was fascinated by all of Achatz’s creations, what most made an impression on me […]

the love in your eyes

I am grateful for a God who created such a beautifully diverse world and who loves each person in it enough to have taken on our brokenness to restore our relationship with Him. “I can see it now I can see the love in Your eyes Laying yourself down Raising up the broken to life” //”Broken Vessels,” Hillsong […]

a part of her

She devoured the words, consumed their soothing elixir. She caressed each page with her fingertips as they stirred her longings and met her deepest, darkest fears. She delighted in each small triumph and mourned over losses that seemed only a lifetime away. She invited them into herself and bared her very soul. And even though the story […]


Last year, my word for the year was give, and I made it a priority to seek opportunities to give my time, energy, and love to others.  And I realized that the more I shifted my focus to others, the less I focused on myself.  For this reason, as I continue to challenge myself to […]