Worship Creatively

One of my favorite things about living in Asheville is the artistic community. We have painters and sculptors, musicians and dancers. I’ve never lived in a city where the arts have been so vibrant. I love walking through downtown during the early evenings. Street performers are everywhere. Poets on the corner, musicians next to the […]

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I Love Her So Much, It Hurts

My morning shower is sacred ground. It’s the only time in my day free of baby tears and puppy smell, so I embrace it. I take my sweet time, separate from my family but not so far that I can’t hear Joy cooing or Jeffrey firmly telling her ‘no.’ She’s at that age now where […]

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Definition

No matter how much changes in your life, there are things that stay undeniably the same. It seems that, in the end, we all have our own themes that define our actions, drive our passions, and fuel our soul. These ‘themes’ are evident when we look back at our life and find the similarities in […]

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Polaroids and Special Things

I love my Polaroid camera. I know, I know- it’s a shameless plug, really, but really it’s been more then just a pretty thing I put on my dresser. So far, this single film beginners camera has decorated our home and documented our lives. It feels like I talk a lot about how special little […]

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Oddly Enough

The past few weeks have been so much fun. We’ve been exploring gardening (just a little bit in our temporary residence), and now we’ve added a puppy to our small family. It’s been overwhelming, if we’re honest, but it’s also been a amazing experience. There’s something unexplainably intimate that happens when you are taking care […]

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Safety, Fear and Boycotting

Normally, I stay out of political and religious conversation. In my observation, people’s comments online rarely change opinions, and are nearly guaranteed to create strife and build walls between us rather then opening minds and producing new thought. However, this time I can’t keep quiet. And it may not be what you expect.

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Strength in my Weakness

Last week, we were stuck in Appalachian Mountains during a spontaneous house-hunting adventure. Its been a long time since I’ve been so scared. However, there was a certain beauty, a certain comfort though the whole experience. In those hours, alone on a abandoned mountain road with night falling quickly, we experienced incredible weakness. After trying everything we […]

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Our Unexpected Appalachian Adventure

Tuesday evening, we had our craziest mountain experience yet. Let me back up though. Our day really started out normal and little bit under whelming. As many of you know, we work from home most days and this day in particular was a little bit slow. So, in the name of spontaneity, we decided to […]

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Bloom

I love having plants around the home. They bring a certain freshness to our space, and it’s something I can take care of that’s not so needy. I water it, I place it in sun, but it doesn’t take up all my time and effort. It’s a low-maintenance  hobby, really. Now I am sure there […]

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