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Today Was the Due Date: My Miscarriage Story

Today was the due date for our first baby. This baby was only five weeks along when we found out and just under six weeks when God pulled him or her home. It was early. So early that I have a hard time even claiming it as a loss. Even still, tears well up in my eyes...

August 2: My Ways

All the ways of a man are pure in his own eyes, but the LORD weighs the spirit. Commit your work to the LORD, and your plans will be established. (Proverbs 16:2-3 ESV) I have a bad reputation in my family for always needing to be right. When I am convinced of...

August 1: Dwelling Place

Because you have made the LORD your dwelling place—the Most High, who is my refuge—no evil shall be allowed to befall you, no plague come near your tent. (Psalm 91:9-10 ESV) When I read the words "dwelling place" the first thing that comes to my mind is my home. It's...

July 31: Favor

Let the favor of the Lord our God be upon us, and establish the work of our hands upon us; yes, establish the work of our hands! (Psalm 90:17 ESV) What do you think of when you consider the favor of the Lord? Is it money? Fame? Maybe it is just a healthy family or to...

July 27: Idleness

Now we command you, brothers, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you keep away from any brother who is walking in idleness and not in accord with the tradition that you received from us. (2 Thessalonians 3:6 ESV) Yesterday, I sat around with a new group of...

July 24: And They Followed

And he looked at Jesus as he walked by and said, "Behold, the Lamb of God!" The two disciples heard him say this, and they followed Jesus.   (John 1:36-37) Have you ever placed yourself in the shoes of the apostles? Let's say you're at work or school or just out...

July 23: Kingdom Lens

And behold, the glory of the God of Israel was coming from the east. And the sound of his coming was like the sound of many waters, and the earth shone with his glory. (Ezekiel 43:2) I am consistently the WORST at making decisions. Whether it is deciding what I want...

July 22: Choose who Approves

Leave the presence of a fool, for there you do not meet words of knowledge. (Proverbs 14:7 ESV) Of all the little sayings that are stereotypical of moms, the one that has proven to be one of the most necessary in my own life is choose your friends. Like anything with...

July 21: Satisfied in the Morning

Satisfy us in the morning with your steadfast love, that we may rejoice and be glad all our days. (Psalm 90:14 ESV) My favorite place in the world is nature in the morning. I love to hear waves crashing and dolphins jumping and feel sand between my toes as I look onto...

July 20: Provision

And the king commanded all the people, "Keep the Passover to the LORD your God, as it is written in this Book of the Covenant." For no such Passover had been kept since the days of the judges who judged Israel, or during all the days of the kings of Israel or of the...

How to Road Trip from Nashville to LA (Or Just Across the Country in General)

At the beginning of the summer, my husband approached me about a little vacation he wanted to take--and I am ALL about vacation. However, this one freaked me out a little bit. He wanted to travel across the country and visit his siblings in Los Angeles. LOS ANGELES....

July 19: Sabbath

Six days shall work be done, but on the seventh day is a Sabbath of solemn rest, a holy convocation. You shall do no work. It is a Sabbath to the LORD in all your dwelling places. (Leviticus 23:3 ESV) Sabbath has meant a lot of things to a lot of people over the...

About Us

Lauren and Austin here! We are a Christian couple living in Nashville, Tennessee. 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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