Is your phone ruining your prayer life?

The other day I called my brother to tell him about a situation I was working through. It had to do with a job opportunity and while it didn’t directly affect him, I knew he’d be willing to listen. When he answered, I gave him a quick prologue and then said, “I’m calling you because…I.. ....more

For Reflection – April 24, 2016

Surely, while we teach that faith ought to be certain and assured, we cannot imagine any certainty that is not tinged with doubt, or any assurance that is not assailed...more

Flipping the Script on Dating – Mothers of Daughters

My latest post for Mothers of Daughters is up, and I have to admit that I got a little fired up about it. The theme for the month is dating and there are some great posts! The topic gave me a chance to, in the words of the great(?) John Mayer, “say what I need(ed).. ....more

What To Do in Hilton Head: Pirates of Hilton Head Tour

It doesn’t come up very often anymore. Ever since the movie series got weird and hard to follow, it just hasn’t been as big of a deal. But every time we go to Disney, or Facebook reminds us about National Talk Like a Pirate Day, or someone says, “savvy,” I’m reminded: I have a thing.. ....more

March Stitch Fix Review

Okay listen, I know it’s April. I know! And I’m just now posting my review from March ....more

The Secret to Getting Your Hotel Rooms for Half the Price!

Our anniversary is in May, and for 2 out of the last 3 years, we’ve been able to get away for a night thanks to my (amazing, beautiful, smart, strong) sister. Last year I surprised Duff with an overnight date the week of, and I got the hotel we wanted at a fraction of what... Read more » ...more

For Reflection – April 3

God helps those who...more

Free Mrs. Meyers Spring Cleaning Kit from Grove Collaborative

A few months ago I texted my friend about cleaning my floors. She’s the kind who sweeps and swiffers daily and she’s committed to clean and safe products, so I knew she’d help me out. The product I’d been using kept leaving a foggy filmy thing on after I was done, so I asked if.. ....more

For Reflection: March 27

The proclamation of Easter Day is that all is well. As a Christian, I say this not with the easy optimism of one who has never known a time when all was not well but as one who has faced the cross in all its obscenity as well as in all its glory, who has... Read more » ...more

On Response Times and Our Great Reward

At our most recent City Group, our friends asked how Duff and I are doing. We do a lot of updating and praying for each other in this group. Duff usually starts the evening and asks someone to share first, then we go around the room as people are comfortable ....more