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Life can be messy and complicated, and there is nothing I enjoy more than having a deep, heart-level conversation with a friend who wants to get into the trenches. This blog is about getting in those trenches, grappling with those complicated topics, and shining the light and hope of Christ in the messy places.


Confession: I lied

Confession: I lied

It’s true. I lied. I did something that I didn’t think was wrong or a big deal, but then I was confronted about it and realized otherwise.  Instead of fessing up…

Single girls: keeping your newly married friends

Single girls: keeping your newly married friends

During my single years, I watched friend after friend get married. I was thrilled for them. Truly.  But as the date of their wedded bliss grew closer and closer, I…

A Time To Be Selfish

A time to be selfish

“College is your time to be selfish.” I distinctly remember uttering those words.
As an 18 year old, I left my hometown and headed 12 hours away to a university full of strangers. I wanted it that way…

Everyone is under encouraged.

Everyone is under-encouraged

Everyone is under-encouraged. I grew up hearing my dad say that sentence on repeat. Everyone is under-encouraged. If you’re like 95% of the humans in our society (including myself), you’re…

The one thing I didn't believe God could do.

The one thing I didn’t believe God could do

God can do immeasurably more than we can ask or imagine.  God will give you the desires of your heart.  God has plans for you– plans to prosper you, not to…

Confessions of a dependent wife.

I don’t need a man

After graduating college without my MRS degree and realizing it was probably going to be quite a few years before I did decide to become a MRS, it became my…


Show up to give

What would it look like if you and I showed up everywhere, every day, with the intention of giving?


Marriage isn’t a 50/50 partnership

There’s a story I frequently hear my husband tell other men. It goes like this: One night Tyler was lying on our bed while I was getting ready in the bathroom.…

Stanley book

How to Find the Right Person

We all assume that “there’s a right person for you, and once you find your right person, everything will be all right.” That expectation right there, is the best way I know to make a relationship fail.