James: Trials and Temptations

I was told when I was younger that if you wanted to test your marriage, do home improvement together. I chuckled at that and didn’t think much of it until my husband and I began working on the farmhouse we bought. We currently are living through deconstruction and construction in the majority of our house.… Continue reading James: Trials and Temptations

Books to Read in 2021

First I need to apologize for sliding in so late into the beginning of the year with a blogpost. I think anyone watching the news in America would agree that we haven’t started this year off on the smoothest track and, unfortunately, the same could be said of my personal life. While this isn’t my… Continue reading Books to Read in 2021

More Faithfulness

Many years ago while I was married to my first husband, I went grocery shopping by myself. While exiting the store, a couple of strapping young men caught my eye. Lacking all subtly, I ogled them as I was taking my groceries to my vehicle. I was so distracted that I didn’t see the curb… Continue reading More Faithfulness

A Better Wife in Intimacy

I don’t believe in the concept of soul mates. Before you jump ship and assume I don’t solely love my husband, hear me out. There is nothing biblical about God designing one particular person for you to marry. It is, in fact, contrary to grace to expect another imperfect human being to meet our own… Continue reading A Better Wife in Intimacy

A Better Wife in Pursuit

I have a confession to make. I have a tendency to be lazy. I can be lazy in my marriage. When we first started dating, it was easy to pursue Devin. But as the years went on and as we are now married, its getting easier and easier to simply live in the same house… Continue reading A Better Wife in Pursuit

Jesus in the Street, Freak in the Sheets: how Song of Solomon is making me a better wife

I’ve been reading through my bible starting in the old Testament. As Ecclesiastes came to a close and Song of Solomon came up, I determined I was going to see what God’s heart is in this obscene book. I read through looking up in my notes all the oddities but it still seemed way past… Continue reading Jesus in the Street, Freak in the Sheets: how Song of Solomon is making me a better wife

Starving for Control

I spent an extended period of my life working to overcome my eating disorders. I went to great lengths to practice self love and self care and implement certain disciplines in order to overcome anorexia, bulimia, and orthorexia. Yet nothing truly seemed to work. I found myself shifting from one form of eating disorder to… Continue reading Starving for Control

Radical Pursuing

I remember when I was a little girl, there was one particular incident I was with my dad somewhere and I ran up to him and asked, “daddy, I’m thirsty! Can you get me something to drink?” He offered me the free hot chocolate the place had, but I didn’t think hot chocolate wasn’t going… Continue reading Radical Pursuing

Radical Peace

Peace: it’s what our hearts long for yet seems just out of reach. With all that’s going on it our world today, peace seems unachievable. Political issues, war threats, financial struggles, relational difficulties, and personal problems seem to keep peace far from us. But what if that didn’t have to be the case? What if… Continue reading Radical Peace

Radical Fasting

Fasting for religious purposes has seemed to become less normal in modern times. That being said, I don’t think Jesus would give us a protocol for fasting if he did not intend on us doing so. While this is different than other blogs on the Sermon on the Mount, I believe first I need to… Continue reading Radical Fasting