A Note to Young Moms

“These are some of the best days of your life, and you don’t realize it til they’re gone. I would do anything to be a mother of little ones again.” These words from a middle-aged stranger hit me like a train as she watched me struggle with my defiant, almost-two-year-old, who absolutely and completely did…

Present in the Storm

In February, we bought a little 1940s cottage in a town just northwest of Louisville called New Albany. We’ve really fallen in love with it–our street is quiet and peaceful, and the house itself is cozy and full of charm. It has a good-sized backyard with a detached garage that backs up to an alley…

Keeping a Spiritual Journal

Have you ever been digging through old keepsakes and come across a journal you started when you were little? I particularly enjoy those from when I was 7 or 8, where I talk about the deep struggles of broken friendships over the way someone acted during a make-believe game. Life was so rough back then….

A New View of Gratitude

I frequently see mantras as I’m exploring Pinterest or Instagram illustrating things that, in one way or another, relate to gratitude. These reminders tend to frustrate me, because as much as I desire to pursue gratitude, I find it a difficult concept to relate to everyday life. I understand that we are to thank God…

My Ten Favorite Opalhouse Items

Have you heard? Target released a new home decor line yesterday! It’s called Opalhouse, and it is absolutely amazing. It reminds me quite a bit of Anthropologie Home. When I registered for our wedding, I registered at Anthropologie because I adore their home collection so much! However, we’ve been really disappointed by the quality compared…

Be Thou My Vision

Be Thou my Vision, O Lord of my heart Naught be all else to me, save that Thou art Thou my best Thought, by day or by night Waking or sleeping, Thy presence my light Be Thou my Wisdom, and Thou my true Word I ever with Thee and Thou with me, Lord Thou my…

Trusting in Uncertainty

Did I choose the right path? Was I supposed to uproot and start a brand new job? Am I supposed to pursue this career? Should I marry this man? Should I go back to school? Seemingly life-altering decisions are moments in our lives that make us question what it is we were put on this…