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Last October | Pregnancy After Loss

Pregnancy after loss is complicated. It is ladened with fear. It asks “what-if” day in and day-out. It is a whole lot harder when we try to do it alone.

Originally posted 2019-10-15 15:42:30.

One Year Ago, Our House was Destroyed by a Tornado.

One year ago, our home was destroyed by the Nashville Tornado. Here’s what we’ve learned this year.

Christmas Reading Plan

Join me as we give our Savior back the first time in our day by dwelling on these verses first thing each morning. We cannot go through this season without giving the One it's named after glory for it. Make sure you keep me updated with what The Lord is teaching you...

What Christmas Means for His Bride

IT'S HERE! My favorite, favorite, FAVORITE time of the year. Since Thanksgiving, I have shown my husband the proper way to begin celebrating this season: I have made him help put up three Christmas trees, listen to countless Christmas songs, and even assist me in...

The Danger in “Thanks”giving

Austin and I have never been more kind to one another than during the week of our honeymoon. It was the first week of marriage, and we were elated to have finally entered this season of life. When he left his dirty underwear in the floor during honeymoon week, I just...

Running a Race of Affliction

One of my favorite stress relievers is running. It started because I didn't want my parents to out-do me in their athleticism (although the very quickly did) and now is just something I love to do to release endorphins and forget the worries of the world. I often do...

Our Wedding Day

After a week of hospitals, family, and funeral homes, looking through wedding pictures has been therapeutic to say the least. I have spent the last few days going through all 800 of them and picked out about 80 of my very favorites. Brides, if you spend money on...

Thoughts from a Single Lady

Y’all are so lucky tonight! You get to hear from my best encourager and friend, Taylor Holcombe. Taylor is a single lady living in Kansas City, Missouri. She lives on mission daily to disciple those around her--especially other single girls. After getting out of a...

I Pray My Marriage Looks Like That

In the midst of this crazy day, social media is telling a lot about our human nature. There are videos of people celebrating; there are photos of people sobbing. We point fingers, we blame, we brag, and we puff up in pride. All the while, I am sitting beside the...

The Best of Love Stories

This is a hard week for my family. Our days have been guided by an anxious awaiting of news we expect to be bad, and our nights have been filled with dreams of happier days. My grandfather is fighting the end stages of leukemia. On the way to the hospital early this...

15 Unforgettable Date Nights

I heard a quote the other day that really challenged the way I think about my marriage: "We are either working into oneness or drifting into isolation." Man, is that statement true. The more used we get to one another, the easier it is to drift into our own thing--or...

It’s a Relentless Pursuit: Hosea 2

I will never forget my first giant fight with Austin. It was while we were in the early stage of dating. The funny thing is that I have no idea what it was about, but I can guess that I was desperately needing to be right about something. I was driving my little...

Why You Should Hire a Wedding Videographer

https://vimeo.com/188891464 I have said it before and I will say it again: your wedding day will be the fastest day of your life. You plan every detail with such precision, you spend hours making decisions that seem so small, and you spend money you probably...

About Us

Lauren and Austin here! We are a Christian couple living in Nashville, Tennessee with our one year old daughter Eden. Austin is a teacher and Lauren is a writer. We both love getting to know other people which is why we decided to start connecting with you through content creation.

We believe in authentically sharing our stories with one another. We believe that choosing Jesus and one another impossible without the Holy Spirit and incredible intentionality. We love spending mornings at the gym, listening to sermon podcasts, and making late night trips to Dairy Queen for a Blizzard.

Thank you for stopping by. We would love for you to stay a while, leave some comments, and even join us long term.

Marriage

We got married in August 2016! It was both the best day of our lives and the beginning of an adventure we are so glad to call ours. We are learning more about the ups and downs of marriage every day, but both agree that it is the greatest blessing of our lives. It is the most sanctifying experience either of us have ever had, and we would love to share the experience with you! Check this page out to get a glimpse of the process leading up to a wedding and everything since.

Faith

The Lord has taught us so much individually and together in our time with him. He has also been molding our hearts not only as a bride and groom to one another, but a bride to Christ as a part of the church. Isaiah 54:5 proclaims, “For your Maker is your husband, the Lord of hosts is his name.” We believe that everything we do is in light of and in submission to the Gospel. In these posts, we will walk through Scripture to make these connections. We have gone through Old and New Testament books, we have explored topics like marriage and community, and we suggest books and sermons that we think you might love as well.

Lifestyle

“Whatever you do, whether you eat or drink, do it all to the glory of the Lord.” Part of living as a loved bride of Christ is doing the day-to-day through the lens of the Gospel. In these posts, you will find everything from recipes to budgeting to living actively in our own community.

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