12 Dates to Keep Valentine’s Day from Dying

A few weeks ago, I was serving in the children's ministry at my church. It didn't take long for the kids to get bored with playing with the toys they brought and start asking to pull out the play dough. I was low-key pumped. As we pulled out the different colors and the plethora of [...]

This is Us.

As a young married couple trying to save for our first home, future family, and a fancy dinner every now and then, Austin and I seek to cut costs of everything we can. I cook for us 9/10 nights, he gave up his love for water bottles and switched to tap, and we trade in [...]

Can I Ever Be Healed of This Sorrow?

She lost her parents in a car accident. Her husband left her for someone else.  She held her grandfather's hand as his breath slipped away. The diagnosis was definite: stage four brain cancer. She would outlive her five-year-old son.  The phone rang with the worst news in the world.  Depression ravaged her heart. How could [...]

Trusting God Through Tragedy: Choosing Jesus

Happy Thursday, Living Loved community. Today's post is a guest post by Bethany Boynton, a blogger who knows more than anyone ever wants to know about tragedy. She is here to encourage us and love us in the midst of dealing with our most painful realities or to prepare us for them.  This is a [...]