Marriage Isn’t Hard.

Today marks two months of marriage. And, as any married person knows, anytime I bump into or text someone I haven’t seen in a while, I get asked “The Question.” How’s married life? I always answer the same –– “Great!! :)”[…]

Beauty Hack: How I Got My Hair to Grow Again

This post contains affiliate links.  I’m going to keep this short and sweet: if your hair isn’t growing or is thin and brittle, you need these two products in your life! After a horrible, 13-year-bang phase (thanks, mom), I grew my hair[…]

The Prayer of an Unrighteous Girl

I love to talk. And, having spent ten months in a Master’s Degree program that is suppose to teach me to listen more than I talk, I’m starting to realize how much talking I actually do, despite being an introvert.[…]

Will I Ever Make A Sound?

Around this time last year I wrote, “As the inevitable end drew near, every living thing exploded with color — as if begging the world to remember that they had given their all, even til the end.” And, as I[…]

I Love My Fiancé, But I Also Love My Last Name

Wow, I haven’t blogged in forever. And, honestly, my only excuse (besides working full-time, planning a wedding, and going to school) has been that I know what I want to talk about but I’m uncomfortable reflecting on the topic. You[…]

Letters to Andy.

Oh, Andy, I wish I could write with enough detail and poetic grace that you would have no choice but to rise from this page and live again . . . I wish the thousands of times I’ve made that[…]

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Feelingless Faith

What has God been teaching you lately? This question became one of my most dreaded conversation starters while attending a Christian University. Not because it’s a bad question–in fact, it was usually asked in a well-meaning way to prompt faith-based[…]


Almost, adverb. “Not quite; very nearly.” — How many things do we “almost” do? I almost woke up early today. I almost got 8 hours of sleep. I almost forgot my friend’s birthday. Almost got the job. Almost ate healthy. Almost[…]

Float Like A Butterfly / Sting Like A Bee

*Okay, I lied. This post isn’t about butterflies…* As a little girl, I was afraid of a lot of things: — heights. — spiders. — snakes. — the dark. — losing my parents. You know, standard kid fears. — But[…]

This Little Light of Mine (With a Grain of Salt)

“Saltiness and brightness are not qualities the salt and light determine about themselves. They are qualities determined by their maker.” — A few years ago, I decided to give  She Reads Truth a try. It’s an online community of women digging[…]