Like an Onion

What they don't understand about birthdays and what they never tell you is that when you're eleven, you're also ten, and nine, and eight, and seven, and six, and five, and four, and three, and two, and one.... Because they way you grow old is kind of like an onion or the rings inside a … Continue reading Like an Onion

Grace in Relief

'Twas grace that taught my heart to fear, And grace my fears relieved; How precious did that grace appear The hour I first believed. - John Newton Relief. Breathing a sigh of relief. Letting go. Those are the words that first come to mind, yet as I think of the relief I've gained from my … Continue reading Grace in Relief

Review: Vanishing Grace by Philip Yancey + Giveaway

In fifth grade, I was sitting on the bus to school next to a friend from church. We were talking about sixth grade and she told me she had decided to transfer to our local Christian school. Without mincing words, she told me that anyone who stayed in the public school system was opening themselves … Continue reading Review: Vanishing Grace by Philip Yancey + Giveaway


In high school, pursuing God meant raising my hands in praise, saying the right things, and never questioning. In college, pursuing God meant deconstructing all I'd known, reading the right books, and breaking just enough rules. In my twenties, pursuing God meant book clubs over Bible studies, finding God in hiking and nature rather than … Continue reading Pursue

Perfect Timing

A few months after our wedding, Frank and I decided it was the perfect time to add a puppy to our family. We had talked about wanting to be a dog family before getting married and, since we wanted our puppy trained before tax season began in January, we decided September would be a good … Continue reading Perfect Timing