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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30 People, Day 27: The Girl He Loved Instead

Shout-Out to her. The her of all the sad and angry lamenting love songs… the I’m-jealous-of-her, I-hate-her, why-can’t-I-be-her, what-does-he-see-in-her… yeah, that girl. A shout-out to you, because you stole his heart when I wanted it, but it wasn’t meant for me. You caused me heartache, but you saved me from it, too. That no led me to a bigger and…

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My Almost First Kiss

He was pretty much my best friend. We worked together, had a mutual friend group, and hung out a lot, which progressed to a closer friendship, texting throughout the days, and late-night chats. I hadn’t seen it, but one of our mutual friends ‘tipped me off’ that he had feelings for me, which kinda freaked…

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Hope: my Mother’s Day gift

It’s Mother’s Day. Today (even though I’m working) I’m wearing one of my favorite shirts, because it makes me smile and I feel pretty. Today I’m wearing my necklace I got in memory of my baby. Today I’m reading lots of texts from sweet friends, letting me know they are thinking of me and praying…

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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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I Refuse to Believe He Will be Conquered

Last week, I highlighted the following quote in Oswald Chambers’ devotional My Utmost for His Highest: “Perseverance means more than just hanging on, which may be only exposing our fear of letting go and falling. Perseverance is our supreme effort of refusing to believe that our hero is going to be conquered.” What does this mean…

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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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Psalm 13: How Long, O Lord?

This morning I was in the shower, praying about what topic I should write on today. But I was coming up blank – zero inspiring ideas. Finishing my shower, I pulled on some comfy fleece leggings and my favorite tshirt, snuggled cross-legged into my glider chair (yes, I’m such a grandma), and opened my Bible…

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