The Ordinary Project | TOM RAKOW |

– Today’s Ordinary Project is a little different than past posts. You see, today I want to honor my dad (it is  Father’s Day, after all!) But because my dad is such a busy man, I didn’t want to take up[…]

An Open Letter to the One Who Died Too Young

To The Ones Who Died Too Young– It’s not fair. It’s not fair that the good ones always die too soon. It’s not fair that the brightest lights are snuffed out by the ice cold hand of death. It’s not fair[…]

Unanswered Calls

“Lord, make me content,” had literally just whirled through my mind as I was making the hour drive to my home church one morning when the dreaded ( ! ) sign appeared on my dash and my car took a hard pull[…]

BROOK + DANNY | engagement pictures

HUGE thanks to Haley Chicoine Photography for making us look pretty and photogenic! She’s awesome. Go check her out 🙂   T-minus 133 Days! ÷  

9 Unique Wedding Gifts You Can Buy On Amazon

It’s that time of year: wedding season. Some love it, some hate it, but either way, I can guarantee you know of at least one couple tying the knot in the next few months! However, after accepting the inevitable, what[…]

If I Don’t Believe in Works-Based Faith, Why Am I Still Trying to Prove My Worth?

There once was a little girl whose hazel eyes couldn’t hide her carefree spirit. She was shy, but she lived boldly, never worrying her little blonde head with the opinions of others. (Her parents would describe her as having quite[…]

Grown Ups vs. Groan Ups

I sat down to write, but the words just won’t come today… It’s like hair in a drain, there’s a clog in my brain, slowing and stopping the process of thoughts from the command center in my head to the[…]

The Ordinary Project | TAMMY RAKOW |

The Ordinary Project understands that regular people are the ones truly leaving their mark on this crazy world–marks of courage and hope, selflessness and sacrifice, love and faith. — And, while we will never be able to acknowledge every single unsung[…]

This Is My Goodbye

Friends, I graduate college today!!!! I know, I know. I’m two terms deep into graduate school and I received my diploma in the mail 5 months ago. But still. Endings always make me nostalgic as I take the time to[…]

I Will Never Be Enough.

I hate vulnerability. — Oh sure, I like the idea of being vulnerable; of being understood on a deep level and being given a window into the darkest corners of someone else’s heart. — But being vulnerable is messy. It’s[…]