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Journey to Eden | Our Unmedicated Hospital Birth

Eden Celeste Groves entered the world on May 18, 2019 via an unmedicated vaginal birth. This is her story.

Originally posted 2019-08-05 14:00:30.

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.

Your Righteousness Is Not Your Relationship Status: A Letter to Singles in the Church

Holiness will not earn you a spouse. Righteousness will not make you a wife. Marriage is not your prize. Jesus is. 

Originally posted 2019-10-18 13:42:59.

Jesus + Motherhood |When Having Littles Seems to Mean Little Time with The Lord

Spending time with the Lord in early motherhood is hard, but it doesn’t have to be.

A Letter to Ms. Beth: Thank you.

...By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.  John 13:35 Dear Ms. Beth, Earlier today, my friend Joy asked me if I had read your blog post yet. I said no, but knew by the eagerness in her voice that I should as soon as I...

Hurry up and Rest… To Renew Your Thirst

“My soul finds rest in God alone; my salvation comes from him. He alone is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will never be shaken.” Psalm 62:2 I have to apologize. I said that I would be posting about rest four days in a row, and this is the first time I...

Books Christian Women Should Read | Bible Study GIVEAWAY

GIVEAWAY INFORMATION AT BOTTOM OF POST. Let the wise hear and increase in learning and the one who understands obtain guidance. Proverbs 1:5 In different stages of my life, I have loved reading very differently. As a kid, I got lost in mystery books like nobody's...

Creating Better Cooking Habits

If you know me, you know that food and I have a very weird relationship. Let me clarify. I LOVE FOOD. But not all food loves me back. Just before my senior year of high school, I found out that me and gluten do not get along. So no more donuts for Lauren. I also took...

MLK50 Conference: Reflections from Our Living Room

About a month ago, I heard whispers of a conference that the ERLC and TGC (Ethics and Religious Liberties Commission and The Gospel Coalition) would be putting on in remembrance of Martin Luther King Junior's passing half a century ago this month. The conference would...

How to Save your Money without Storing your Treasures

“Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal." Matthew 6:19-20 Baring...

Ladies of the Living Word: A Study of Biblical Womanhood

"You've got to admit, the Bible is sexist," is a variation of argumentation I have heard many times over the past few years for why Christianity is outdated and discriminatory. For so long, I have not known what to say in response to this phrase. It's something I knew...

5 Steps to Simplifying your Life: The KonMari Method for Christians

These past two weeks have been big ones for Austin and me. We are closing in on the final steps of purchasing our first home. Though we are cautiously optimistic about how soon we will be able to close on a house, we are fairly confident that we will be living in a...

How to Make Bible Study A Habit

Studying the Bible. It is something we all know we should be doing because of God's commands and straight up conviction. It is also something that we are really good at making excuses for. From the new Christian to the old soul who grew up in church to the seminary...

How to Deep Clean | Spring Cleaning Checklist

If you are anything like me, cleaning isn't your favorite way to spend the weekend, but a clean home is your favorite place to be. The catch 22 is real. But spring is upon us which means that we are all reminded of the need to reorganize and degrossify...

How Direct Sales Helped Me Come Home & Follow My Calling

We have all been there: someone we barely know adds us into a group or comes knocking on our door or invites us to a party to sell a product we didn't need twenty minutes ago and don't think we need now. To say that Direct Sales has gotten a bad rap is a vast...

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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