On Women’s Day…

Today is International Women’s Day. If you live in the United States, you’re probably not super familiar with this custom, but it is recognized and celebrated as a national holiday in at least 36 countries around the world. We are women… so what does this holiday mean for us? A Bit of Background I found…

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Coming Soon: Date Night Ideas

Ladies, don’t you love date nights? I do! Even though my hubby and I don’t have kids yet and we both primarily work from home… so some would say we have “date night” every night… you and I both know how everyday life is. It’s both busy and monotonous at times, right? So, even if we…

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Happy Discontentment Day?

Photo courtesy of Ashley Kilmer Photography   I really dislike Valentine’s Day. Let’s be honest, most singles don’t enjoy the holiday, and neither did I as a single woman, but believe it or not, I still dislike it now that I’m married. My theory? Valentine’s Day is breeding ground for discontentment, whether we have a…

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A Waiting Heart at Christmas

Dear waiting heart, It’s hard to be in a waiting season during Christmas, isn’t it? I know. You enjoy the festivities of the season and the beauty of the day, but there’s a shadow, hovering over your heart. There’s a hole, like something is missing. While you rejoice in the wonder of Christmas, at the…

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The Poetry of God

Sometimes God is so poetic in the way He works. I love this about Him. We see the turns of events, the reversals of destiny, and the seeming dance of details that He lines up so artistically, and realize there is a sense of order in our messy lives. There are fleeting moments when we think, this…

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How We’re Planning a “Budget” Anniversary Trip

Update: This year we were able to take another trip for our 3rd anniversary! I’m updating this post with a few more tips and tricks for budget travel that we’ve picked up along the way. Enjoy!    Girls, I’m sooo excited about vacation next week with my hubby. We’re celebrating our first wedding anniversary! Down to…

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November Goals

As promised, here I am returning to take a look at my October goals and give an honest update on how I did.  Yikes. I’m a bit nervous about this! Then, after re-hashing this past month’s goals, let’s move on to setting some fresh ambitions for the coming month! Here are my October goals and how…

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Let’s Memorize the Word Together

About a year ago, while we were engaged, Brett and I decided we should memorize Scripture together. We wanted to go with a passage or chapter, so we chose the first chapter of 1 John. We tried memorizing one verse per day. During our morning or evening devotions — whenever we had time to do them…

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The Rings Remind Me…

Today I’ve been really noticing my wedding rings. I’ve been wearing these rings constantly for 9 months — and the one for 4 months longer than that — yet I haven’t noticed them this much since the very beginning of the engagement. The diamond catches the light as I read, blow dry my hair, or sit talking…

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Becoming God’s Plan for Me

A few nights ago, I stood on the front beach at camp with my husband, my XtraTuf boots in the edge of the lapping water, watching the sun set over the Chilkat mountain range, casting a fishing line out into the bay in hopes of catching our dinner. And in that peaceful moment, I realized…

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