God Is…Present

One of the promises of the Lord that I hold close is that He is ever present. He has promised us that He will never leave nor forsake us. There is nothing we can do that will turn Him away, nothing that can make Him take a break from us, or give up on us. […]

Holy, Holy, Holy

God is Holy. We know that God is holy. We sing “holy, holy, holy” in church. We read of His holiness all throughout scripture. And yet, I was just telling Jeff this morning that I still can’t grasp His holiness. I’ve been doing this study on the attributes of God this summer; it has been […]

It’s Madness I Tell Ya!

Has anyone else felt like July has flown by, and you’re just catching your breath, trying to prepare yourself for August? The week Jeff and I got back from London, we immediately began to pack and move to our new little rental on the lake. Jet lag? Who has that? We were sprinting the moment […]


One of my highlights from our month of traveling was Uganda. That was the next stop on the list. I was a bit scared and nervous for our time there- I only knew a handful of the people on our team; so as excited as I was to get to know new people, I was […]


One of the books I read while in Germany was 7 by Jen Hatmaker. Ladies, this is a must read. I couldn’t put it down! I laughed, I cried and I’m still chewing on its truth a month and a half later. In her hysterical & straight-up-real way Jen writes of her experience purging herself from […]

Germany: Deutschland

The first stop to our month long trip: Germany, or Deutschland, as the locals would say. Willow Creek, a church in Chicago, puts on a leader’s conference every year in Germany, and this year they wanted Jeff to come out to speak to youth leaders. Germany was great-castles & schnitzel (that’s right- we embraced that […]

Morning Gone Awry

Alright ya’ll (confession: I’ve always wanted to live in the south and have a slight drawl…so it may come out at times!), I know I told you that I’d recap our traveling today (and I will soon, promise) but I just had to process out my crazy morning with you. So here it goes- Today […]

Burden Rollers

Sometimes life can seem so heavy. The burdens we carry seem so big. Whether it’s small things that add up, or big issues that weigh us down. In the mundane, or the unordinary. I vividly remember spring of 2011- I was healing from a difficult break up, while at the same time starting to rekindle […]

Hope in Trials

Trials. As my youth pastor said, “If you’re not in one right now, then you just finished one, or there is one on its way.” Not to be a downer! (Happy Friday!) But it’s true. As believers, God didn’t say he’d protect us from trials, but rather he said they would come. However, God doesn’t […]