LOVE. An appropriate topic the day before Valentine’s Day, right? I’ve been thinking lately about what love is, and what it isn’t. Love is kind and patient. It trusts, protects, perseveres and never fails. It is not rude and does not envy or hold grudges. It’s the thread woven into the greatest stories, and the beating pulse behind every
Dear Self, I thought about writing a letter to your younger self, but she has already lived those days so what’s the point of going back? Life is too short for regrets and today is too important to worry about the future, so let’s focus on this present day. These beautiful, golden days that you
In the beginning of a relationship, your world is like a little fairy tale. Life is happy and love is wonderful. Your significant other can do no wrong! If their tastes differ from yours, it’s endearing! If they want to do something you’ve never done, you’re game! Anything is fun with you, darling! Eventually, though, these love-colored
J and I have been in a healthy-living rut as of late. I blame the busyness. One or both of us have been out of town five of the past six weekends, and our weeknights are oftentimes filled with activities. And when life gets busy like that, the first thing to go out the window is time to
Traditions are a funny thing. When you are a kid, they are a fundamental part of your family and have so much significance to a time of year. You seem to think they are things everyone does, but of course learn later your parents just make them as you grow. When J and I got
Before I dated J, I always thought couples who had “a song” were super cheesy. And that’s probably because most couple songs are cheesy — all about love and romance and how you can’t live without the other person. But of course when you’re in the relationship and it’s your song, you don’t see the silliness of it.
(via Pinterest) Remember that old post I wrote a few months ago about how we’re going to save 20% for a down payment no matter which way the mainstream real estate market pressures us? We’re kind of changing our minds. I know. I said I wouldn’t let the market pressure us… but by golly, it has.
J and I want to be used by God in whatever way He has for us. Right now, we feel that we are called to live and work in this area, and sometimes I wish that was different. I wish our calling was a little more… spiritual. Being in the trenches of relief and rescue
I’m pretty sure I’ve written about this before, but I LOVE ASHEVILLE. It’s one of my very favorite cities, and I have not-so-subtly told J I want to live there one day. J’s aunt and uncle live in Asheville and asked us to come and stay in their little cabin on their property. They live on