Fighting When There’s Nothing Left.

This post was originally published for The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology. You can view the original post here. “When the people we love or with whom we have a deep connection stop caring, stop paying attention, stop investing, and stop fighting for the relationship, trust begins to slip away and hurt starts seeping in.” […]

Just an Update

I’ve been in Arizona for two and a half years, and every day it baffles me that I’m still in Arizona! It’s not that I don’t like the valley (although I could definitely do without the heat!) it’s that God continually surprises me with His creative and adventurous will for my life. On September 1, 2011, […]

Valentine’s Day!

I love Valentine’s Day! I know, I know…according to Society (who is the living worst, by the way!), since I’m unmarried and without the elusive “Valentine”, I’m supposed to be bitter and perturbed and all, “Happy Single’s Awareness Day!” Alas, I’m not. I love this day. I love what it represents… True, unconditional, love. I’m not talking about the […]

Marriage Isn’t So Scary Anymore

Marriage is terrifying. It’s not the commitment – I commit myself to people, places, and things all the time. It’s not the “settling down” – Lots of married people live adventurous lives, filled with excitement. It’s not even the living-with-a-boy-who’s-not-your-dad thing – Boys kill spiders and can reach things on the top shelf and are really good at […]

Day #212: Getting Personal

This week’s post was taken from my 365-day dating experiment, “The Postcard of My [Single] Life” from May 4, 2010. I revisited the retired blog today and thought it was a fantastic post that still reigns true today. Enjoy! It’s easy to take the subject matter of “dating” and spin it with a humorous and […]

Great Expectations, Great Disappointments

For the first time in my life, I have consistently been experiencing great disappointment. God has opened several exciting doors these past few months, but just as soon as they opened, they would close with full force. With each phone interview or e-mail, my expectations for God to finally work everything out in my favor […]