Our first pictures of Nora Grace!

We've been talking a lot about Nora Grace around here because friends, I am straight up OBSESSED. :) For the record, I have a laundry list of other things we need to talk about [chiefly, my new Fitbit, which has singlehandedly destroyed my entire life], but I just couldn't WAIT … [Read more...]

Intentionally Inconvenienced.

I deal in extremes. Case in point, we’d been dating for about a year when Kellan took me to dinner at a restored southern mansion that seemed very much like the sort of place that might be haunted by the disgruntled ghost of Robert E. Lee. It was an extravagant occasion for which … [Read more...]

Adoption through the eyes of a once-orphan.

My Aunt and Uncle and their ten children [yes, ten!] are adopting a precious, eight year old little girl named Nora Grace with some special medical needs from China. I adore them, because they live their lives with a profound sense that when Jesus commanded His church to care for … [Read more...]

Ten Ways to Not Waste Your Summer Reading List.

I treat Amazon Prime like it’s my personal library where I never have to return the books. [Kellan finds this habit positively charming and NOT OBNOXIOUS AT ALL.] But SWEET FANCY MOSES, when you can buy books for a penny with a click?! Be still my beating heart. If you spent a … [Read more...]

She runs. [How moms are like Marines.]

When I think about my mom, I think about the Marines. It’s an unlikely pairing, given that the only uniform my mother has ever worn is a cringe-worthy little number from her high school cheerleading days. However, several years ago my husband’s dog-eared copy of It Happened on … [Read more...]

The Tyranny of “Nice Girl”.

“Bloody, dirty and messy aren’t words that you normally hear at a women’s conference—but perhaps it’s time that we change that. God did not design you to be a nice girl—he designed you to be a dangerous one.” If you want to see me leap wildly out of my seat and start doing a … [Read more...]