three years in | three things i’ve learned

Tomorrow we begin our 4th year here in Waynesville, NC. Three years ago today we moved from Summerville, SC, leaving behind family, friends, our church community, jobs and everything we’ve known for a lifetime, all because God asked us to. Three full years have...

navigating disappointment well

No one likes disappointment. I know I don’t. There’s something so cruel about getting your hope up only to have it crushed in one quick, fatal blow. If you’re like me, you probably find yourself saying the right things to try and soften the blow, but...

Desert Seasons and 2nd Chances

There’s something so amazing about 2nd chances.  Maybe something happened and your world crumbled because you messed up, failed or maybe, just maybe it wasn’t your fault at all. But you walk away from that particular situation/season and wonder,...

Making the most of the wait.

Not weight.  Wait. Lord knows there’s plenty I could do with that. But I digress. It’s been a very interesting couple of years. Lots of ups, lots of downs and lots of in-betweens. I must admit that processing through the gamut of emotions attached to such...

The Formula For Community

What is the formula for a great community? Is it easily accessible? Does it really work? What does community look like? Community is important to me.  Over the course of my life I have experienced varying levels of community.  Sometimes the pendulum swung left and I...