Life Posts

Life as I Know It

Life as I Know It

Sometimes I find it difficult to wrap my mind around the last few months, as if I’m still trying to grasp reality. Life has a funny way of making it seem as if things are being thrown at you, when you actually planned for them to happen. As a child you imagine your life unfolding in the way one always dreams it would, without really stopping to think of the plans God has for you, and that they’re, more often than not, radically different.

Sometimes you find yourself getting caught up in the “norm.” Everyone says “Dare to be different,” but when you step outside of society, it’s uncomfortable. You almost don’t feel safe, and you crawl back to the other side where you don’t have the fear that comes along with not being normal. I’ve found it takes a strong will and trust and faith in God to really break those chains, and that’s where I am at this very moment.

Where Do You Stand?

Where Do You Stand?

“If you do not stand for Planned Parenthood, then you don’t stand for women. Period.” 

As I sat on the couch reading that statement, my blood started to boil. I had just finished reading a long-winded post about how abortion was the right decision to make for this woman, and my heart started to race – faster, and faster as I began to think about her decision to end a human life.

True Friendship

True Friendship

No picture says it more clear, no movie can show it better, than this scene from the Lord of the Rings, where Frodo’s longtime and loyal friend, there with him all the way, cannot bear Frodo’s burden, but can only carry him through it.  Through thick and thin, and loyal to the end, this is a picture of true friendship.

Detroit’s Depravity

Detroit’s Depravity

Detroit’s depravity is becoming increasingly dangerous, although we don’t hear about this in the media much, this is a great first-hand article by a good friend. It’s worth the read.

https://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20140812215853-2020649-detroit-s-economic-time-bomb?trk=object-title

God is Good!

God is Good!

Dear Friends and Family, 

Nick and I are so humbled by all of your support and congratulations in our engagement! I, personally, did not expect such a hoopla, but I am ever-grateful for it. Kudos to all of you that have gone through this engagement and wedding process – ‘cause it’s definitely a whirlwind! All those people grabbing your hand to “oooo” and “ahhhh” at your ring, all the congratulations and elbow-nudges, and just the stress that comes with planning a wedding – I don’t know if I’m gonna make it, but so many of you have, and that’s an encouragement! 

Now, we knew that this engagement would bring many questions and concerns from the people who love and care about us. I hope to be able to answer these today in this blog. We aren’t walking into this blindly, and we want you all to know that we respect your opinions. If after you read this, you still have questions, feel free to ask us. We aren’t trying to be exclusive. We want to hear you out and at least try to alleviate your concerns, which I hope will be accomplished as you read further. 

Last year, in September, I believe Nick and I were driving in his car, enjoying each other’s company, when, completely out-of-the-blue, Nick says: