Things I wish I knew before getting married.

I married my best friend on September 29th, 2019. Yes, I understand that was only three weeks ago. And no, as the title may suggest, I don't regret getting married, or anything that goes along with that. The older I get, the more I learn how reflective I am. And in these first few weeks…Read more Things I wish I knew before getting married.

Things I Believe

In the past few days, I have encountered several situations and conversations that have made me wrestle with what I believe. I think this is important, as it is in the wrestle that we hold on tighter. I think, also, that it is important for us to name the things we believe and to be…Read more Things I Believe

She is woman, and that is enough.

A couple of months ago, I stumbled upon Ariana Grande's new song "God is a woman".  Of course, as a Christian, I had an incredibly visceral reaction to the song, and consequent music video.  I have a lot of thoughts about this piece, and I will probably craft them into a post in a few…Read more She is woman, and that is enough.

Being a Christian is hard.

Being a Christian is hard. This post isn't about the hard, social aspects of being a Christian; that's for another time. This is more vulnerable. I've been in a spiritual rut recently, very prolonged and very deep.  Even walking through cathedrals in Italy and St. Peter's Basilica in Rome, I didn't feel all that close to…Read more Being a Christian is hard.

Thank goodness, for goodness.

I was absentminded, and lost my wallet. Though losing a wallet in and of itself is more of a pain in the butt than anything, I lost mine not even twenty-four hours after returning home from a study abroad trip.  My driver's license, AAA travel card, student ID, and several souvenirs (not to mention a…Read more Thank goodness, for goodness.

Be a Traveler, not a Tourist.

Hey, guys, I'm studying in Italy!  It's absolutely beautiful here, and I'm exploring and learning so much! I'm staying here for an extended period of time, the entire month of June actually.  It's really cool that I can kind of put my roots down for a few weeks in one spot, because the last time I was in…Read more Be a Traveler, not a Tourist.