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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...

25 Things in 25 Weeks of Pregnancy

My sweet (and really hard) experience up to 25 weeks of pregnancy.

Originally posted 2019-01-23 17:02:24.

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...

The First and Greatest | Advent Celebration Day 12

And one of the scribes came up and heard them disputing with one another, and seeing that he answered them well, asked him, “Which commandment is the most important of all?” Jesus answered, “The most important is, ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one....

Singing “Hosanna” When the World Want’s to Crucify Him |Advent Celebration Day 11

And many spread their cloaks on the road, and others spread leafy branches that they had cut from the fields. And those who went before and those who followed were shouting, “Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Blessed is the coming kingdom of...

Three Ways to Worship the Giver over the Gifts | Advent Celebration Day 10

And as he was setting out on his journey, a man ran up and knelt before him and asked him, “Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” And Jesus said to him, “Why do you call me good? No one is good except God alone. You know the commandments: ‘Do not...

Celebrating the Cradle & Carrying the Cross | Advent Day 8-9

Hey friends! As you may have noticed, Austin and I were under the radar yesterday. But we have still been going through Mark, and we hope you have as well! Today, we are going to be walking through chapters 8 & 9 as we continue to celebrate His coming. If you are just...

Making Little Versions of Me | Advent Celebration Day 7

If you haven't heard, I'm growing a person inside of me. (That was totally a joke, by the way--I realize talk about this ALL the time.) With each day she grows stronger and more ready to take on this world on her own, Austin and I have to ask ourselves how we will...

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.”...

He Sees Your Storm | Advent Celebration Day 4

On that day, when evening had come, he said to them, “Let us go across to the other side.” And leaving the crowd, they took him with them in the boat, just as he was. And other boats were with him. And a great windstorm arose, and the waves were breaking into the...

More than Sweet Baby Jesus: Advent Celebration Day 3

Again he entered the synagogue, and a man was there with a withered hand. And they watched Jesus, to see whether he would heal him on the Sabbath, so that they might accuse him. And he said to the man with the withered hand, “Come here.” And he said to them, “Is it...

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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.

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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.


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.


“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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