Marriage: Year Five

This is entry #5 leading up to celebrating 15 years of marriage. Fall 2007: Learning about Limits We moved to Ashland the last weekend of October, just as every family in town tucked away their yard furniture and pets to begin their winter hibernation. After being a full-time teacher and three-season high school coach, Brandon … More Marriage: Year Five

Marriage: Year Four

This is entry #4 leading up to celebrating 15 years of marriage. 2006-2007: Learning about Miracles When we found out about Elvis, Lydia was six months old and we weren’t even trying to get pregnant (except we were doing everything you’d normally do to get pregnant). Apparently sometimes it really does just happen. Being pregnant … More Marriage: Year Four

Marriage: Year Three

This is entry #3 leading up to celebrating 15 years of marriage. Spring 2006: Learning about Abundance The third baby we conceived gave me heartburn like you wouldn’t believe and wanted to arrive 12 weeks early. To keep the contractions from coming, I went on modified bed rest, which basically meant I could lounge around … More Marriage: Year Three

Marriage: Year Two

This is entry #2 leading up to celebrating 15 years of marriage. Fall 2004: Learning about the Slowness of Grief The first baby we conceived was a partial mole pregnancy. To make sure the cancerous cells of the embryo were discharged fully from my system and not developing further in my lungs, I went weekly … More Marriage: Year Two

Marriage: Year One

This month we’re celebrating our 15th wedding anniversary. I thought it could be fun to pull one or two memories from each year and reflect on how our marriage and lives have changed me, leading up to our actual anniversary. I can’t write with as much authority about how this relationship has changed us, except … More Marriage: Year One

One Week until Official Release of The Family Bible Devotional!

The Family Bible Devotional: Stories from the Bible to Help Kids and Parents Engage and Love Scripture officially releases August 1, but it’s available now on Amazon, and I’m so excited for it to be out in the world. This was a writing project unlike any I’ve worked on before. Here’s how: 1. It isn’t … More One Week until Official Release of The Family Bible Devotional!