Receiving Help

I recently read a post from Joy Bennett over at Joy in this Journey called Independence: The False Gospel Destroying American Christianity and it resonated with me because I learned about asking for help about a year and a half ago and it’s been on my mind ever since. I completely agree with her that asking … More Receiving Help

On Doing Dishes

When you’re young, and you imagine your future, I doubt many of us include in our images the daily tasks– laundry, dishes, commuting. I mean I certainly didn’t. And I probably think about them too often now: How much time do I really spend in the car on my way to and from work, in … More On Doing Dishes


Today is Jen’s birthday. She and our friend Ashley are my best friends after my husband. We grew up together and have so much history behind us. We met in, I don’t know, second grade? By the time we were in fourth or fifth grade, we were best friends. And we had rocky times, as I … More Jen

Olive Oil

So for a more light-hearted post, I want to tell you about our cat, Olive Oil. Yesterday was her birthday, so it just seems appropriate. Olive Oil is a DSH (domestic short-haired cat for non-cat people), grey and white tabby. She’s beautiful. Like seriously, she has a beautiful little face and those dark eye markings that … More Olive Oil

My Father-in-Law

I met my in-laws for the first time about six weeks after Chad and I had been dating. We were studying abroad together in France our junior year of college, and his family came over to visit for Christmas. I met the whole family at once: Chad’s parents, his older brother and sister, and his brother’s … More My Father-in-Law