Then and Now

Back then I thought that in order to be a “good” Christian, I needed to remove myself from anything that looked evil, smelled evil, acted evil, appeared to be evil.  No one pounded that thought into my head. Instead, my need to be perfect, my need to be...

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,...

I can’t help falling in love with you

It’s been quite the journey. We’ve weathered severe storms, a couple of dry spells, a blizzard or two and maybe a small earthquake here or there. But the sunny, breezy, warm days have far outweighed those dreary ones, my love. I’ve been thinking...