I've been a part of ministry since I was a baby. First I was just the child of a traveling preacher, then a YPK, PK, Sunday School teacher, missionary, camp counselor, youth group leader, part-time worship leader, pianist, mentor, nursery worker, small group leader. . . and while there have been countless things I've … Continue reading The Mess of Ministry
I want to broach a topic that, in my personal opinion, is not discussed enough among Christians in a scriptural way or in a safe environment. Sex. It is time we stop acting like this is not an issue. It's time we start acknowledging that it is a struggle to remain pure in any … Continue reading The Talk: For Singles
I feel the need to clarify something. First of all, I appreciate the response to my last blog post. I really do. It means so much that people comment on my post, like it, share it or excerpts from it, and message me about it. It is overwhelming and humbling, and I love y'all. … Continue reading stop looking for “the one.”
[photo by Ashley Crutcher Photography] It was a sticky day in July. Campers would be arriving in just a few short hours and there was a lot to do before then. As we sat at brunch, I could tell he was nervous. "What's wrong?" I asked after we prayed over our rice bowls. "I … Continue reading How to know you’ve found “the one”
Ahhhhhh being in love. It's a beautiful, precious, wonderful thing, isn't it? Joshua and I were engaged for fourteen months, and it was a blast telling people about the plans and making all the plans themselves. And now we've been married for almost two months, and it's lovely telling people about where we went for … Continue reading What Engaged/Newlyweds REALLY Want to Hear
Y'all. Have you tried marriage? It's amazing! Big supporter of marriage right here. The last time I wrote, my heart was aflutter and my head was in ten different places making at least four different lists. There were many unknowns and more worry than I wanted to admit. What if I get sick the … Continue reading so, I’ve been a wife for 3 weeks!
And I have to say, it's a bit intimidating. Partly because I'm marrying a really hot, incredibly godly guy; and partly because I'm finding that most of my expectations from my childhood and even past year are not quite being met. Pinterest has caused more stress than help, to be honest. Random bit of advice: … Continue reading so, I’m going to be a wife in 3 weeks.
One year ago, my heart felt wild with freedom. I was detached from any romantic relations or romantic expectations. I would be heading to North Carolina in May to, in God's timing, fulfill a life-long dream. God had opened several doors of ministry and brought unique people into my life, and I was content. I … Continue reading the Rushing engagement.