Keys to a Happy, Healthy Relationship

  Valentine’s Day is upon us. In a day and age where relationships don’t seem to last, love seems lost, people are more worried about chasing tail than chasing the one, cheating is all around us, and marriage has lost its magical appeal, I compiled a list of advice to building, enjoying, and maintaining a happy, love filledContinue reading “Keys to a Happy, Healthy Relationship”

All good things take time

Good is a good word to use to describe a myriad of things. Good can be the taste of a pizza or a burger we thoroughly enjoy, good can be the outcome of a successful first date, good can be a measurement of the satisfaction of a customer on a survey, good can be aContinue reading “All good things take time”

Don’t look back, you’re not going that way

The older you get, the harder discernment becomes. I feel like as children we have this innate tendency to trust and to sense what is good and pure in this world. We have our parents, our teachers, our older siblings, our cousins, our coaches, and so many influences that shape our understanding of the worldContinue reading “Don’t look back, you’re not going that way”

life changes

Currently just sitting here in my office as the catchy new Thomas Rhett tune “Life Changes” rings from our small JBL speaker. The biggest smile engulfs my face as we laugh and joke about. Oh how amazing is it to see how life changes? Exactly one year ago today I was at one of theContinue reading “life changes”

the glacier

Last week, in an ash filled valley that ran between two volcanic mountains, I stood at the edge of a glistening lake, watching birds land atop the majestic icebergs that had drifted into the water, broken off from the massive glacier we were preparing to ascend. I had never worn crampons before, nor had to carry an iceContinue reading “the glacier”

some of God’s greatest gifts

One of my favorite songs of all time, and at the moment, is Garth Brook’s “Unanswered Prayers.” How true is it that sometimes are greatest blessings in life are those phone calls that God lets go to voicemail; it is not because he is ignoring us, but because he knows something that we just simplyContinue reading “some of God’s greatest gifts”

Endurance Training

I’m a runner. I didn’t really believe that when I was younger. My mom had always pushed me to pursue a running career. She always said “you were born to run.” And if you look at home videos from when I was a toddler and young child, I was always running. Don’t ask why, IContinue reading “Endurance Training”

Loving deeply and learning slowly

I’m independent. A woman in pursuit of God and all He has for my life. I am happy lifting weights, and praising the Lord, and playing with my dogs, and adventuring solo. I enjoy filling up my backpack and boarding a plane or a train all by myself. I don’t mind being alone. But IContinue reading “Loving deeply and learning slowly”

shades of green

I am frankly living the most stereotypical writer scenario at the moment. It is early in the morning and I am in sitting in a quiet corner of a coffee shop on a cobbled street in Dublin and rain is gently pattering against the glass panes before me. There is coffeehouse rock humming in theContinue reading “shades of green”

It’s never just a linear process

There is power in vulnerability. And no, I don’t mean taking advantage of other people when they’re vulnerable. I mean when we own our weaknesses and bring them to the light, they become powerless. God loves to turn our weakness into His strength and by that, empowering us. We break the chains. We are noContinue reading “It’s never just a linear process”