why I chose a natural childbirth (& reflections on tripp’s birth day)

“You’re not having an epidural?? Are you CRAZYY?” I’m not sure how many times I heard that while being pregnant! I wasn’t opposed to getting an epidural, and quite honestly, if it wasn’t for the thought of having a needle inserted into my spine, I may have considered it. However, that’s not how it works … More why I chose a natural childbirth (& reflections on tripp’s birth day)

Burnt Offerings

I’ve made my way into Leviticus now as I attempt to read the Old Testament. If you have read through the Old Testament, you know that the law books can be a real struggle to read. I’ll admit that I have had a hard time focusing and staying encouraged…and I’m only on chapter 8! I’m … More Burnt Offerings


It’s been a long time since I’ve posted, but with school being out I finally have some free time….that is until our baby arrives. More on baby in a later post. 🙂 I just finished reading the book of Genesis and this verse just sank deep into my heart. But Joseph said to them; “Don’t … More Joseph

hope and grace.

It’s been a month since I last posted and tonight I felt the urge to write a blog post. I feel cranky. I feel like I’m longing for something. I feel like there’s something I’m just yearning for and I can’t place my finger on it. My heart is aching for this… My husband and … More hope and grace.

true love

If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am … More true love


We received a Barnes & Noble gift card from a friend for our marriage. We scanned the Christian book section. I grabbed Matt Chandler’s newest book, The Mingling of Souls, off the shelf. It’s in this book where I was introduced to this word. Ahava. Matt Chandler is one of my favorite pastors. His passion for Jesus … More ahava

not what i expected.

Marriage. It’s not what I expected. I had this make believe, fairy-tale, everything will be perfect all. the. time. view on marriage. During our engagement, Alex would tell me that in our marriage there would be times where I wouldn’t like him, but I would love him. I could just not fathom the idea that there would … More not what i expected.