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Calling Out My Own Prejudice

• • • • • • • • • • • For in Christ Jesus you are all sons of God, through faith. For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male or female, for you are all one in...

Dirty Dishes & God’s Grace

• • • • • • • I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me. I do not nullify the grace of God, for if...

Imitating Jesus in Marriage

When I walked into my apartment from class, I remembered I had received an email notifying me I had a package. Since I still haven't gotten over the whole extreme-excitement-of-getting-mail thing, I rushed upstairs without even waiting to open it. Why wait when your...

Jesus+Nothing

As each season of my life passes, I feel that I daily learn the same theme in a new way: I have got to be in my word. Whether my scripture reading habit is strong or weak, I never feel that I should spend less time in Scripture. But I am going to get vulnerable for a...

Learning to Speak Your Spouse’s Love Language

Our culture is under a current obsession with labeling personality types. What Myers-Briggs type are you? Do you know your number on the enneagram? How about your love language? I'll admit, it's super addictive. Take a quiz then learn more about ourselves--or at least...

His Way Is Better | Advent Celebration Day 6

He went away from there and came to his hometown, and his disciples followed him. And on the Sabbath he began to teach in the synagogue, and many who heard him were astonished, saying, “Where did this man get these things? What is the wisdom given to him? How are such...

King of All | Advent Celebration Day 5

And when Jesus had stepped out of the boat, immediately there met him out of the tombs a man with an unclean spirit.... And crying out with a loud voice, he said, “What have you to do with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? I adjure you by God, do not torment me.”...

Don’t Prepare for the Perfect Marriage

"You guys are such goals." "You're the cutest couple ever." "I hope I get a relationship like that." Words. They will fill your engagement with confidence. They will spark a sweet pride in this once-in-a-lifetime stage of your life. "Your wedding will be the best day...

To the Future Groom: 8 Nuggets of Wisdom

Engagement is an insane time for brides and grooms to be. There is planning for the biggest day of your life, there is enjoying events in celebration of your story, and there is preparing for a lifetime of love and service with your wife.

Saving & Budgeting 101

  Last week, Austin and I came home from camp with our church, ready to get great sleep for the first time in a solid five days. Much to our dismay, we walked into our brand new home at a sweltering 90 degrees. The air conditioner we were told was brand new had...

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...

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...

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