On making life decisions in marriage [and how God always has what’s best for both of you]

I buried myself in the couch cushions, listening to the rain outside the window. A grimace on my face, I wiped tears from my cheeks and stared out at the gray, dark sky. At least it isn’t snowing. Sticking my feet further in to the crease of the couch cushions, I reached down and pulled …

On my messy car and my messy heart [and the messiness of marriage]

In an attempt to reflect on our first year of marriage, I’ve been scratching out a few thoughts on things I’ve learned during these past [almost] 365 days.  *** For the most part, when we go places together, we take Geoff’s vehicle. There are several reasons for this. For starters, he has those nice seat …

On how to cook bacon [and navigating who is right and wrong in marriage]

In an attempt to reflect on our first year of marriage, I’ve been scratching out a few thoughts on things I’ve learned during these past [almost] 365 days.  *** Before Geoff and I were engaged, I begged him to take me camping in Red River Gorge, KY. I painted an idealistic picture of us sitting …

The Waiting Game

Winter painted the sky. Gray, overcast, and quiet—she breathed in and out, sending icy winds into the chapped faces of streetwalkers. And there I was without a coat, walking down Demumbreum. Chin tucked into my chest, I waited for the crosswalk light to turn green. My Sophomore year of college, my anthropology professor alerted me …