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 [...]

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 [...]

An Anthem Worth Falling For

Earlier this week, Austin and I were listening to worship music when the following lyrics caught my attention: "This will be my anthem song: Jesus we love you, oh how we love you. You are the one our hearts adore." You can probably guess that it was the word "anthem" that caught my ear. It [...]

Dear White Christian

Dear white Christian, I am you. I am overwhelmingly and uncomfortably aware right now that racism is still alive and well in our country. Yet I have not always been this way. If you haven’t perused this blog, you may not know that I have been married to a black man for a little over [...]

How to Road Trip from Nashville to LA (Or Just Across the Country in General)

At the beginning of the summer, my husband approached me about a little vacation he wanted to take--and I am ALL about vacation. However, this one freaked me out a little bit. He wanted to travel across the country and visit his siblings in Los Angeles. LOS ANGELES. It's a whopping 1,800 miles away, plane [...]

Hurry Up and Rest… to Prepare for War

Hey friends! I hope you guys have had a sweet couple of days of rest. I'll tell you, what. These days have been difficult and the enemy has been working. At the times I know I need to put everything down and focus on Jesus, something has come up. A conversation is sparked. A TV [...]