“Come to me, all who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” – Matthew 11:28 ___ This is the most wonderful time of the year, or at least that’s what the carols sing and what people write on Holiday Cards. But truthfully, it’s a little ambitious to claim that, isn’t it? Sure, […]
2018 is shaping up to be a year full of transition and uncertainty. It won’t be the year we thought it would be just a few months ago– and in a lot of ways, it’s truly a wonderful, liberating thing. In the middle of this change we’re seeing form in our hearts and in circumstances […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
I’ve never been a huge fan of Easter. At least, not before. Christmas has always been pretty much my favorite, with holidays like the Fourth of July and Thanksgiving right behind. Even as a Christian, I would chalk Easter up to be a celebration mostly for children, with the overall good intention of sharing the […]
This year, I was inspired to seek Gods guidance on choosing ‘one word’ instead of a resolution. Choosing one word to direct my focus and direction in 2016 forces me to simplify my already overflowing ‘to-do list’, challenges me to be intentional about really and truly growing in one particular area for Christ. And guys, […]
In the past few months, Jeff and I have continued to dream about the future of our Tiny House. Well, specifically one dream; a dream to nestle our Tiny House into the Appalachian mountains. We want a permanent spot to call home, a new place where we can raise our growing family in a area […]
I’ve talked before about prayer, and admittedly it’s something I’m always practicing. Recently however, I’ve realized that part of the reason it can seem so ineffective, or so dull, is because I lack the ability to listen.