Filed under life & faith

when all else failed.

HELLO, 2021! You are so very welcome here, even if I’m 100% not sure that you’ll be much different from 2020 – a girl can dream, right? What a year, y’all. I know I’ve been absent from here, and I honestly think it’s because I really haven’t had the words. Whenever I don’t have much … Continue reading


Happy Easter! I don’t know about you, but it in no way feels like Easter to me. When I think of Easter, I think of the beauty that is the start of spring, busting out the short sleeves, eating on the patio, and pulling out the pastels for Easter Sunday. Even though it’s hard to … Continue reading

what was intended for evil.

Hello from quarantine! Do I even need to say that we are living in crazy times?! WHY, Coronavirus, why? Why? I come into this post feeling such a mix of emotions: anxiety about the unknown, concern for those suffering, comfort from being ‘safe’ in my own home, and the list goes on. I have no … Continue reading

when, how, and why to read your bible this year.

Who is ready for 2020?! I have to admit that most years when Christmas passes, I spend the week leading into a new year trying to hold tightly to the Christmas spirit: continuing to play Christmas music, keeping the tree and stockings up, and pretending that it isn’t all over. But this year, I feel … Continue reading

simple joys: the whirlwind.

Oh, hey there! Did you miss me? Did no one think to tell me that life with a toddler is beyond crazy?! Looking back at these two months, I feel like it has been a nonstop churn of morning-work-home-dinner-bedtime, on repeat, over and over, x1000. And yet, somewhere between handing fistfuls of Cheerios to Harper … Continue reading

harper turns one.

This morning, I crawled out of bed at 1:36am to go sit in Harper’s room and remember what took place in that same exact moment, one year ago: little 7lb, 1oz Harper Madison entered our world. As I watched her lie there so peacefully in her crib, all grown up, all I knew to do … Continue reading

new spaces.

If you had asked me a year ago if we’d ever move again, I would have genuinely, passionately denied it. When Jordan and I moved back to Charlotte from Richmond (more here and here!), we did so with this lofty plan of moving into his childhood home with a genuine desire to raise our family … Continue reading

our marriage turns three.

WHAT A YEAR, Y’ALL. Before I started writing this post, I went back and read my posts from our first and second anniversaries, and it is amazing and humbling just how much God has done and continues to do in our life together. The past 12 months were filled with, for lack of a better … Continue reading

why church?

This may feel a little different than what I sometimes write about here, but I’d actually like to believe that it’s not. When I first started this blog in 2011, I didn’t necessarily set out for it to be a “Christian” blog — I actually wanted it to be a lifestyle blog. However, as I’ve … Continue reading

struck down, but not destroyed.

Way back when this blog started in 2011, my beloved “Granddaddy” had just begun a heart-wrenching decline in health, and by God’s grace and provision, I had this platform as an outlet to constantly ask myself what He was doing through the pain and confusion. Post after post after post, with every hurdle that came … Continue reading