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 … [Continue reading]

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 … [Continue reading]

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 … [Continue reading]

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 … [Continue reading]

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 … [Continue reading]

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 … [Continue reading]