That Wasn’t So Scary, Was It?

There’s this moment at the end of the episode of Gilmore Girls when Rory graduates high school that I tear up every time. Right before leaving the enormous and elaborately decorated halls of Chilton, Lorelei stops Rory, forcing her to look around and take notice and says, “Notice? It’s not so scary anymore.” It gets […]

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When to Say “Yes!”” and When to Say “No!”

In life, we are faced with so many choices. Now, more than ever, we are bombarded with ways to spend our time and things to take up our attention. It’s hard to say “no” when there are so many directions we’re being pulled in. But if we don’t learn to say “yes” or “no” to […]

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When Your Heart Is Heavy At Christmas

Christmas is a time for cheer and candy canes and sparkling lights and inflatable snowmen and cheesy Hallmark movies. It’s not a time for feeling down, missing someone, or struggling… right? Wrong. Christmas can be one of the hardest times of the year for many. I believe it’s largely due to the pressure and hype […]

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What I Learned From Moving

Having recently moved from a one bedroom basement apartment to a 3 bedroom, 3 story house, you’d think we’d be needing lots more stuff to fill it, but we definitely do not. Our major purchases moving into the home were a bigger couch, a large dining table made by my husband and accompanying chairs. We […]

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7 Things I’ve Learned from the Gilmore Girls

I’ve been watching Gilmore Girls since I was a pre-teen and the series has basically been on repeat for the rest of my life. I looked up to Rory when she was 16 and navigating the pressures of high school. I wanted to enjoy reading as much as she did, but I much preferred watching […]

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Mathematical Marriage Equation

How is it that in marriage, two individuals are supposed to come together and create one unit? How can they maintain their own identities, while being “one”? For a long time I thought that marriage somehow defied the laws of mathematics and looked something like this: 1+1=1 I’ve learned recently (by listening to one of […]

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How To Cope With Worry And Anxiety

Last Sunday, I had the opportunity to share my first sermon. I shared about a topic that I’ve personally struggled with and have had to learn how to cope with: worry. If you’d like to give it a listen, you can check it out here. Whether you listen to it or not, the remainder of […]

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What Therapy Is Really Like

Lying down on a couch with a box of tissues in hand staring at the ceiling and blubbering about life. Across the room sits someone with glasses down their nose, writing curiously on a notepad, pausing every once in a while to ask, “And how does that make you feel?” That’s what you picture when […]

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We’ve Got News

No it’s not a baby (sorry). We bought a house!!! Above is a snap from our first night with the keys. Today we move out of our first shared apartment and into our first house. Living in a basement with very little light over the last two and a half years has taken its toll […]

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The Making of my First Record

Everyone has a voice. Everyone has a unique perspective on the world. Everyone has something of value to share. I know this to be true, but when it comes down to sharing my voice, my perspective, my thoughts, my natural instinct is to shy away. I’ve dreamed of creating my own album with songs I’ve […]

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