Grace that Falls Like Rain: Starting Year Ten

When people ask how John and I met, when we started dating, or more about our “story,” they’re often shocked. We’ve known each other forever. We started dating in high school. John proposed while he was still 19. We got married in college. Started our family right away. We get mixed reactions, ranging from “aww”... Continue Reading →

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Using True Gifts

Christmas is a magical time. Enjoying the peace and promises of the season, time with loved ones and reflection is truly amazing, isn't it? As the season begins to wind down and we start to look ahead to the new year, I've been focusing on taking it all in and making the most of this... Continue Reading →

Putting Down Roots

(Photo credit: https://www.facebook.com/jwhitmanphotography/) Our family has been blessed by adventure over the past few years. Many of you have followed our journey. But, as quick snapshot... John and I got married in college. Living between John's roommates and my still great friend/roommate was an adventure of it's own (ha!). But, from there, we came home and... Continue Reading →

The Place You Chose for Me…

I love when I can share a little bit about what's going on in our lives. Sometimes, that level of honesty is terrifying. But, lately, I've heard from a lot of you that you can relate. So, I'm going to keep the trend moving. Moving from NC to PA has been a challenge, but not... Continue Reading →

Love Erases Lines

My thoughts are scattered this morning; I think a lot of people can relate to this. I share this not for sympathy, but to ask you to bear with me as I try to share what I believe I need to share. It might not be succinct, it might not flow just the way I'd... Continue Reading →

Seeing the World: Kids in Tow

This year has been a whirlwind! In addition to doing day to day life, we've had many opportunities to travel, that we have taken advantage of to the fullest extent possible. So much so, that I've had a lot of people ask me to start sharing how we do it. Based on this, I thought... Continue Reading →

The Problem with Prosperity

It feels like we're bombarded with messaging from all sides some days...right? Sometimes it's hard to sort it out, to make sense of it and to decide what sits with us for the long run. One of the messages I've been seeing crop up a lot, and discussed even more, is the "prosperity" gospel. If... Continue Reading →

Mission: Gratitude

What a ride 2017 has been. Thanks for your patience as I get myself together and get this blog that has seen various shapes and formats over time back on track! Today, I had the chance to spend the day at Hersheypark with good friends of ours - guys, I'm talking do life together even... Continue Reading →

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