Have you ever considered the difference between an invitation and a command? A command is an order that must be obeyed; an invitation is a request for your time. A command is strict, stern; an invitation is gentle, warm, friendly. The two, generally speaking, are quite different. And yet both seem to blend into one… Continue reading When a Command is Also an Invitation
How do you choose joy when you are tired, afraid, frustrated, angry, etc.? Joy is in such conflict with each of these feelings. And yet, isn’t joy supposed to be a huge part of the Christian life? These are questions I have faced a lot in the last several months as God has begun the process of teaching me just what choosing joy means. I just want to take a few moments and share with you some of the things I have personally been learning about joy.
Our marriage so far has been packed with adventure, laughter, sweetness, and romance; but it has also had its share of challenges, tears, and lessons. And those are the things I really want to talk to you about in this blog. Because marriage is a little bit like sand– beautiful, glistening in the sunlight, and… Continue reading 5 Things I’ve Learned in Seven Months of Marriage [Part Two]
Seth and I were married about seven months ago, on June 3, 2016. It was a beautiful day, planned largely by my mom — she has so much talent for planning lovely events! It was amazing to see how God worked all the details out! I found my dream dress and it didn’t cost… Continue reading 5 Things I’ve Learned in Seven Months of Marriage [Part One]
“Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness. For I the LORD thy God will hold thy right hand, saying unto thee, Fear not; I will help… Continue reading Fear Thou Not…