I don’t know about your family, but Whit and I have a deep love for Mexican food. And when I say deep love what I actually mean is this:

[Typical Thursday Evening]

Whit: Where do you want to go for date night?

Me: I don’t care, you choose.

Whit: No, you choose. I want whatever you want.

(Enter the ritual of arguing about who is choosing…)

Both of us: How about Mexican?

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1911725_10152777731079885_6124211655726981124_nAs I mentioned yesterday, I recently returned from Ghana, Africa. Now that I’ve recovered from jet-lag (finally) and began to process the trip, some life-size thoughts have been surfacing to the top of my mind.

One of those thoughts hit me on the last leg of our 4 flights home. I had just been denied ginger-ale (the best drink on a plane, ever) due to a quicker flight time than expected and because I was sitting in the back of the plane. In mid-flight a big life spanning thought occurred to me, “What do I need to be doing specific to my life situation despite what I might have assumed I should be doing because it sounds ‘right’?” Continue Reading…

This past weekend was my first back in the states after returning from Africa and it was awesome! I didn’t know two days could be that filled to the brim with family, friends, and time with Whit. Here’s a few pictures of what we got into!


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Coffee should start every weekend…and week day…well, coffee should just start everyday. This is my dad’s new mug that I have officially deemed my inheritance in my parent’s last will and testament. I consider it one of the greatest mugs to have ever received coffee. Continue Reading…

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“Do not forsake your friend and your father’s friend, and do not go to your brother’s house in the day of your calamity. Better is a neighbor who is near than a brother who is far away.” – Proverbs 27:10

This verse in Proverbs pushes us to realize the importance of community. When we want to run, cut out, or abandon our church family this truth pushes us back into the octagon (shameless UFC reference) and encourages us to fight for love when all we feel is resentment, hatred, and bitterness. Continue Reading…

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Hypocrites to our own worldview

One of the largest movements on the rise in the US is centered around ending slavery. There are overwhelming statistics stating that between sex trafficking and other forms of slavery there are more slaves today than at any other point in history. It is deeply saddening and provoking to action.

Yet, Americans are missing another group of slaves close to them. We see them everyday and most of us know them better than we realize.

Who are these slaves you ask? Our children in the womb.
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