stop digging

“My people have committed two sins: They have forsaken me,     the spring of living water, and have dug their own cisterns,     broken cisterns that cannot hold water.”  Jeremiah 2:13   The Old Testament can be hard to understand, difficult to bring into relativity, and sometimes just downright disturbing. But it cannot be overlooked. The Word […]

I am Sam

This week I did something pretty out of the ordinary. I played sports. Frisbee. Ultimate Frisbee. My husband has a friend from college that gets a group together once a week to play the competitive frisbee game. James has tried and tried to get me to come play with him and last week, I finally […]

in the attempt of a simpler life

It was to be the perfect outfit. The precise, flattering combination of style, comfort, and personal flair. It was on trend. It was event-appropriate. It was exactly what would have made me stand out. And it was all in my mind. I was going to a Saturday college football game, to spend all day tailgating and […]

2016 Bible Reading Plan

I know, you’re probably not even thinking about 2016. It is, after all 3 weeks away. But, if you’re like me and you work in the event world, it’s been 2016 since July. I’ve been reflecting a lot on what 2015 meant to me… there was so much change and excitement. It makes me anxious […]

just like sweet potatoes

There are some infamous sweet potatoes.   James and I had been dating for about a second, and for his 25th birthday I had a brilliant and adorable idea to cook him dinner. I planned out a full menu, commandeered my dad’s beautiful kitchen and back porch and turned it into a romantic dinner for […]

calling and waiting

  Calling. That’s become quite a word for us hasn’t it? A buzzword, if you will. The sad thing about buzzwords is that when we give them buzz, they lose their original meaning. They lose weight. They become things that we can toss around like pillows and not care about the significant thud they make […]

awareness in prayer

I’ve been on a campaign lately to be more aware of everything: my own heart, the hearts of those around me, my fears and doubts, so that the enemy may not get a foothold in any of those areas. One area of awareness I needed to focus on was my prayers. I started listening to myself, […]

the daily kind of faith

On October 10, we received the test back. Cladosporium. The mold that was living in our house. Three weeks prior, I picked up a home mold test kit and laid it out for an hour in two places in our tiny, cozy home, and waited. 96 hours later, the petri dishes that had once been […]

forgiving fear

“I just don’t think I’ll have the time. I’ve got three AP classes and college applications…” I was spitting off excuses like it was my job, “I really want to focus on my other classes right now.”