Christ, emotions, fear, love, marriage, personal relationships, romantic relationships, salvation, work

I’m a Christian, and a photographer, and would absolutely photograph a same-sex wedding.

I wrote this piece in May 2016, but never got around to publishing it. Which sucks because I spent a lot of time considering this topic. So here I am, a year and a half later, not even really a wedding photographer (semi-retired), and ready to publish. Figures. Oh, well. It's a long one, though,… Continue reading I’m a Christian, and a photographer, and would absolutely photograph a same-sex wedding.

emotions, family, girl stuff, loneliness, ministry, personal relationships, romantic relationships, work

Girl Scouts messed me up. 

Guys, I'm messed up and I think Girl Scouts played a decent role in the messing.  I don't know what it's like today, but we had this motto or way of doing things when I was a scout as a kid. We never left a place the way we found it; it was always better… Continue reading Girl Scouts messed me up. 

anger, emotions, faith, marriage, parenting, romantic relationships, trust, work

I was about to pull a ‘Jacob.’ 

I was totally about to pull a “Jacob.”That’s probably not really a thing, to pull a “Jacob,” but in my mind, in my walk with the Lord, it totally is now. Earlier this week, I had an argument with my husband. Not shocking, married people do that sometimes. What you see on Instagram isn’t always… Continue reading I was about to pull a ‘Jacob.’ 

Christ, emotions, ministry, testimony, work

I don’t want to write this blog post either. 

  Recently, I’ve been a podcast addict. It started with Boundless a little over  two years ago, and then I discovered Serial, and Undisclosed, and Anything & Everything with Jeff & Alyssa Bethke, and oh my gosh, the number of true crime and bible teaching podcasts I subscribe to now is mounting people. Most recently though,… Continue reading I don’t want to write this blog post either. 

emotions, faith, family, fear, marriage, parenting, trust, unbelief, work

I wanna go home | faith, obedience, and staying home. 

Every message I’ve heard in the last year and a half has been like a knife to the heart.  For we live by faith, not by sight. (2 Corinthians 5:7 NIV) He (Jesus) replied, “You of little faith, why are you so afraid?” Then he got up and rebuked the winds and the waves, and… Continue reading I wanna go home | faith, obedience, and staying home. 

anxiety, baptism, emotions, faith, fear, peace, personal relationships, romantic relationships, unbelief, work

the waiting game.

I am in multiple seasons of waiting right now, I just realized this morning, multiple circumstances in which I am waiting on something, patience being tested. One, I am waiting to get married. My fiancé and I got engaged on 9/5/13 and are happily anticipating our 5/30/14 wedding, but it’s been a long engagement…or at… Continue reading the waiting game.

anger, emotions, family, girl stuff, modesty, parenting, personal relationships, romantic relationships, satan, sex, testimony, work, worth

this is what the feminist movement got me | a totally non-PC assessment

If you enjoy my rant posts, then you’ll like this one I think. But I’ll just say it now, before I get any comments: I know this is absolutely NOT politically correct and I’m quite alright with that. It’s actually quite intentional; not to provoke anything, but because I really don’t want to conform to… Continue reading this is what the feminist movement got me | a totally non-PC assessment

Christ, fear, salvation, trust, work

why I am observing a Lenten fast, even though I am not Catholic.

This last Sunday, the message at my church was about our “crosses to bear.” In Luke 14:27, Jesus says “And whosoever does not bear is cross and come after me cannot be my disciple.” So often, it was pointed out to us that the statement “that’s just my/his/her/our/their cross to bear” is used in reference… Continue reading why I am observing a Lenten fast, even though I am not Catholic.

Christ, emotions, faith, family, love, parenting, peace, personal relationships, work

love the place you’re in | ministry isn’t just missions and church work.

The one problem I have with calling ministers as such is that it seems to give people the impression that only ministers do ministry. The one problem I have with church work and “corporate ministry” (as I loosely coin it), is that it seems to give people the impression that those are the only ways… Continue reading love the place you’re in | ministry isn’t just missions and church work.