The Lie That will Ruin Relationships

  That's just the way I am... I just like to be in control. I'm just a yelling kind of person. I just don't like talking about conflict. I just can't find the time to get into my word every day. I just can't help but gossip. I just tell little lies. It's for the good [...]

10 Free Things to do at Christmas Time

If you are anything like me, the month between Thanksgiving Dinner and putting away the Christmas tree is typically defined by spending money and eating until I gain five extra pounds in cookies. Then the beginning of the year becomes defined by undoing all of that! I want this year to be different. While this will [...]

Running a Race of Affliction

One of my favorite stress relievers is running. It started because I didn't want my parents to out-do me in their athleticism (although the very quickly did) and now is just something I love to do to release endorphins and forget the worries of the world. I often do my running on a treadmill, but [...]

Loving Others as they Grieve

For the first time in nearly two weeks, I am sitting on my couch once more. The reality of what my family has just endured over the last weeks--the last two years--is beginning to settle in. Most reading these words will already know our story, but I will tell it again for anyone who does [...]

Our Wedding Day

After a week of hospitals, family, and funeral homes, looking through wedding pictures has been therapeutic to say the least. I have spent the last few days going through all 800 of them and picked out about 80 of my very favorites. Brides, if you spend money on anything, spend it on a photographer/videographer. We [...]

I Pray My Marriage Looks Like That

In the midst of this crazy day, social media is telling a lot about our human nature. There are videos of people celebrating; there are photos of people sobbing. We point fingers, we blame, we brag, and we puff up in pride. All the while, I am sitting beside the hospital bed of my sweet Papa [...]