Concrete Jungle Where Dreams Are Made

The idea of moving to New York City to pursue a dream seems incredibly exciting. And it is. I moved here to first pursue a marriage relationship with my then-fiancé, who had built for himself both a successful finance career and deep church community. I struggled with leaving my own job and amazing community in Knoxville, but decided to take the risk and give all that up, knowing if I didn’t ever take action to chase my magazine dream in NYC, I would always wonder what might have been. But the reality of living here can also be really disheartening. ... Read More »

The Dress

Since I discovered its existence, Say Yes to the Dress has been a guilty pleasure of mine that I was finally able to admit to in public after my engagement last year. If you’ve been hiding under a rock, or are an non-engaged male, here is the basic show premise: brides-to-be fly in from all over the country to Kleinfeld Bridal, New York’s famous bridal boutique looking to find the wedding dress of their dreams. Most of these brides seem to fall into the category of hopeless romantic. Brides gush about their fiancés, how perfect they are, and how they ... Read More »

A Father’s Blessing.

Last week, my parents celebrated twenty years of marriage. In the past, each passing year has been somewhat of a slap on the back. Something to the effect of “Hey, you did it! Again! Great job!” sometimes without much reflection on what an accomplishment that really is. But this year, with the event of my own marriage, I am realizing how big a marriage anniversary is. Twenty years is a long time. My parents have celebrated and endured much over the past two decades. I wasn’t expecting the weight of that commitment to hit me with such impact as I ... Read More »

A New Chapter

I thought it was high time for a new blog due to many reasons: I’ve been wanting a WordPress blog for so long It’s 2011, and although January is over and New Year’s resolutions have been made, the year has just begun and it makes me want to start something new I just got married and am entering an entirely new stage of life So I should have plenty to write about. Let’s start with “the big day,” January 21, 2011: I love this picture. I think it is such a great capture – us on the dance floor, having ... Read More »

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