How to Get Perfect Curly Hair

Seven years ago, a brief encounter with a beautiful, curly-haired stranger changed my life. Being a curly-haired girl myself, I had to tell her this. If you have curly hair, you understand the never-ending struggle to find the perfect cocktail to tame your tresses. I approached this stranger, gushing about how beautiful her locks were, and I asked her what her secret was. Her answer absolutely shocked me. Read More »

Making Time for Marriage

Making Time for Marriage

When I got married almost four years ago, I loudly declared that we would never be one of those couples. You know, the couple that is so wrapped up in themselves and their newlywed bliss that it seems like they have dropped off the face of the earth. Single friends get left behind and they seem to have promoted themselves to a different social circle: the married crowd. I am still a newlywed at a mere forty-five months into marriage, but I am learning that it is also possible for the pendulum to swing to the other side. You can prioritize ... Read More »

My Best Wedding Day Advice

Yesterday I met a friend for coffee who is weeks away from marrying the love of her life and having the wedding she has always dreamed of. She asked me if I had any advice to give. I laughed and asked, “Other than the archives on the blog?” (You know I love sharing advice!) After a few moments considering the best advice for a bride at the end of the wedding planning process and quickly approaching the day she says I do, this is what came to mind. Be present. As simple as that may sound, showing up as a wholly present person ... Read More »

A Summer of Anxious Hope and Rest

This summer was far different from the one I imagined at the start of the year. I hoped to spend it in grander ways, checking long-awaited goals off the list, like taking a lengthy vacation to Europe with my husband. But then, this spring, I parted ways with my job. While it was a difficult situation, it was also a blessing. The summer kicked off by saying hello to the last year of my twenties. I attended a conference that reminded me of the basics of what it means to practice spiritual disciplines. Babysitting on the regular reminded of how much ... Read More »

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