A couple weeks ago, my husband and I took a much anticipated trip to celebrate our wedding anniversary. As we flew above the clouds toward the East Coast, I commented how […]


When I was a young single woman searching for a job, Kentucky wasn’t even on my radar. I figured it was mostly rural. Horse farms. Fried chicken in a red-and-white […]

Together we will enrich one another's

I had a baby New Year’s Eve. Every day this year, I have held that little boy, breathing him in slowly. I have studied his features intently, taking in everything […]


I love the look of sheep. They’re wooly and round and perfectly content to nibble on grass for hours. Adorable, really. But when the Bible says, “We are His people, […]

Take delight in the Lord //

We’re sitting on the back screen porch, with kids happily playing and watching the ducks on the pond. My baby girl cruises over to where I’ve eaten something, a crumb […]


It seems like no matter what we do around here, we can’t get away from celebrating friendship in April! As we’re all praying about and planning our own Girlfriend Gatherings […]

Phil. 3:13-14 //

Still Life

Mar 5, 2015 by

The IF:Gathering in Austin. I know how I got there — a car, a plane, and an airport shuttle — but I wasn’t sure how I got there. How I […]

Joy is a function of how you thank - Ann Voskamp -

When Thursday gets caught in your teeth like a piece of spinach, the crazy thing is you could dare to laugh — it gets things unstuck. You know how it […]