6 Years Down and Going Strong

This year for our anniversary we galavanted to places that were filled with the wonderment of creation, awe-inspiring moments, and uplifting interactions with others. Despite the fact that Rachel and I both grew up in the Pacific Northwest, this was the first time we explored the Olympic Peninsula. We had planned to stay local because originally Rachel was going to be in Continue Reading →

Words Matter: Fighting the Culture of Death

Words are powerful. They are a sharp two-edged-sword. Words cut into the depths of our hearts. They can inspire and uplift us or completely destroy us. As Christians, we are used to being counter-cultural. However, too many times I notice words being used that communicate half-truths regarding life and family whether it is in every day conversations, on social media Continue Reading →

The Forgotten Mother

A few months ago there was a motherhood challenge making its way through social media. Mothers posted a collage of pictures that make them happy to be a mom then tag and nominate other moms to do the same. Although I was not nominated, I have decided to partake.   [Picture 1: Taken on Labor Day Week 2012 at Alki Beach. Continue Reading →

Easter brings Hope and Grace… Marian Grace

Where do I even begin? There isn’t a perfect starting point, so I’ll just jump right in. I have written, deleted and rewritten this blog countless times and still can’t seem to find the right words to translate what my heart is going through. I’m at a loss for words. It is a never-ending, short-lived springboard of emotions that are Continue Reading →

Open Letter to My Compassionate Friend

I don’t spend a lot of time on pinterest. I get overwhelmed easily by it and actually, rebelled for many years because I didn’t want to add another social media platform to my regimen. Anyway, a couple weeks ago while randomly on pinterest, I stumbled across a blog post. I was encouraged by that particular post because just the day before I was sharing Continue Reading →