An Update

Typically, I find that when I go a significant amount of time without writing, it’s usually because my feelings are just all blocked up and I know that if I begin the process of sifting through them for words to share, the whole mess will likely unravel. At the same time, typically, I find that when…

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The Table.

Since we got married in 2015, we have lived in a total of 5 places. We lived in Kitchener, Ontario, in a little house owned by our church. Then we had a 6-month season where Dillon lived near his hometown in Canada and I moved back in with my parents in Pennsylvania while we waited for his Green Card. Recently, our last place of residence was near the college where I work and about 2 years ago…

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On Trusting God

Ya’ll, lately the good Lord has been doing work in my heart lately. I can’t fully explain it, but I’m a writer, so I’ll do my best to share what I can.

Over the past few months, Dillon and I have become podcast junkies. We love them and we each have several that we listen to on a weekly basis. I’ve included two of my favorites (each one linked with a favorite episode)…

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Apples and Snow-days

I’ve never been very good at “living in the moment”. My mind tends to wander to tasks and I find myself constantly fighting the constant pressure to feel productive. I make lists when I watch movies. I podcast when I drive and exercise and make dinner. It seems like whenever I am working on one task, I’m also trying to accomplish something else at the same time. Being present is

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Pushing Through Doubt

When I started this blog, almost 7 years ago, I had one purpose in mind. I wanted a place to share about my semester abroad to my friends and family. And through the weeks and months that I was in India, this blog became a bit more than just updates, but was a deeper place where I could process my thoughts and reflect on my journey.

And now, this blog and website as a whole has continued to grow into something…

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How We Avoid Baby-Proofing Our House

It’s a known fact that once your kiddo starts becoming more and more mobile, you realize just how many subtle death traps you have lying around your house. If we leave a nail on the ground, or if there is a leaf brought in the front door, or if there is a microscopic piece of plastic that has fallen, our dear daughter will find it. And if you’re like us and are renovating your house…

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