the one where we get engaged!

On October 20, 2018 Zach picked me up at our mutual friend’s house where I had spent the night in Des Moines, IA. We had spent the evening before at a good friend’s wedding dancing the night away. After I said goodnight to Zach, the girl’s and I went downtown Des Moines and enjoyed theContinue reading “the one where we get engaged!”

sing a loud song of redemption

I was able to attend my home church a few weeks ago and a lady in the congregation approached me to congratulate me on Zach and I’s engagement. She concluded by saying, “God certainly provides doesn’t He?” Lately I’ve felt guilty when I might lean on the side of “oversharing” in conversations face to faceContinue reading “sing a loud song of redemption”

september good list.

it’s easy to get caught up in the everydayness, in the hustle of these autumn school-laced, work-packed days. here’s how i’m counting the fruit, pausing to take in all that the Lord is doing, processing the beautiful and bittersweet in all this chaos. coldplay playing coffee swigging black finger nails breathtaking light through trees aContinue reading “september good list.”

you deserve a seat here.

We were sitting in a nonuniform circle, partaking in the awkward string of first day of class introductions and stirrings in office chairs. It’s my intro to digital photo class. My professor is from India and he has the richest, most beautiful accent. One after another my classmates say, “This is my first official classContinue reading “you deserve a seat here.”

#SayYesToAbundance2018

since the first few weeks in january, you’ve seen me use the hashtag SayYesToAbundance2018. but what is saying yes to abundance? and why this year? it’s knowing that a full life isn’t a perfect life. God came to give us joy, but not a life that makes us boast of our own achievements and blessings,Continue reading “#SayYesToAbundance2018”

21 reasons why i love my boyfriend.

It’s my best friend’s birthday. I’m feeling all the feelings, grateful for his life and sad that we can’t be together and joyful that he chooses to fight for our relationship across hundreds of miles every single day. He turns 21 and these are just 21 reasons why I have fallen in love with him.Continue reading “21 reasons why i love my boyfriend.”