Hiding from the Holidays

Dear Waiting Heart, Take a deep breath. The holiday season is here. Thanksgiving is tomorrow, and chances are you’re on your way to a relative’s house, or relatives are piling into your house, or you’re gathering with your friend group or church — somehow, you’ll find yourself surrounded by happy people who seem to have…

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Who Cares What We Look Like

“Who Cares What We Look Like?” { a case for photo Christmas cards without kids } When fall arrives, it’s time to start thinking about Christmas cards — if you’re the type that sends them out. { side note: sending Christmas cards is a lost art. I remember when my family would get dozens of…

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30 People, Day 30: My Husband

Shout-Out to Brett, my handsome, long-awaited husband. There are two seasons of my life: before you, and with you. Both seasons have been rich in blessings, adventures, grief, and laughter… but I’d way rather be experiencing all of that with you than without. Waiting for you challenged my faith, grew my patience, and taught me…

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Lonely in a Crowded Room

Hello ladies! Today we have the privilege of hearing from my friend Allison (Al for short!). She’s funny, a big sports fan, and loves Jesus a lot. Al and her now-fiance spent half a year apart, serving the Lord in different ministry outreaches, and today she’s sharing some tips on dealing with loneliness.  This is the…

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Lessons Learned in a Long Distance Marriage

Hi girls! I’m excited for you to read this post by my long-time friend Andria. Due to job reasons, she and her husband have been living partially long distance for almost a year. Andria’s message is painfully honest but full of hope and encouragement. Read on! This is the fourth post in the Long Distance Love…

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Before You’re Face to Face Again

Today, meet my sweet friend Reagan, who lives on the opposite side of the world from me in Thailand! Reagan is currently in a long-distance relationship, and has some wise words to share about preparing to meet your distanced love face-to-face again.  This is the third post in the Long Distance Love series.    When…

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Don’t Eat the Pop Tart

For today’s post, I want to introduce you to my friend Tessa. Tess is an engineer, a great dancer, and recently started her dream business at Windsor Events… and she knows the challenges of taking your relationship long-distance for a season. Her advice is wise!  This is the second post in the Long Distance Love…

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Openness Across Miles

Today I’m excited to introduce you to Chelsea, my sister-in-law and one of my best friends. Chelsea’s story is unique in that she and her husband Derek had both a long-distance dating relationship and now a partially-long-distance marriage as well. I hope you enjoy her story and the advice she has to share!  This is the…

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When You Can’t Make Eye Contact With God

If you happened to read what my March goals were in my last post, you might noticed under the Spiritual Goals heading, I wrote, “Engage with Him throughout the day.”  Why is this one of my focus areas? What does it mean? A couple of years ago, I read the book Every Bitter Thing is…

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To My Single Friends On Valentine’s Day

My dear friends who are single today, Hey. Happy Valentine’s Day, beautiful. First, I want to start by saying this is not a generic letter. I’m not writing to some hypothetical single girl who I imagine might read this post. No, I’m thinking of you – my sweet single friends. I could call you by…

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