Takeaway Tuesdays: Psalm 107:1

I always think of November as a month to reflect on all that I am thankful for. Let’s give thanks especially to God, for His steadfast love that endures forever. Oh how I need this encouragement. Click here for this free print.

My Top 5 Tips to Paying Off Debt

Friends, I’ve got to be honest. I love school, perhaps a little too much. There’s just something about putting my nose in a book, writing an essay, or taking exams. Ya’ll, if I could be a professional student, I would do just that! Unfortunately, school costs bucks. Lots and lots of bucks. I graduated from…

Takeaway Tuesday: Exodus 33:18

I just listened to Annie Down’s podcast That Sounds Fun. The specific episode I finished had guest John Mark Comer, who is a Portland pastor/author. I so enjoyed this episode and loved how he shared about millennials (given I am one of those peeps), the post-modern church, Portland, and the like. One of my big…

Takeaway Tuesdays: Psalm 42:5

Hello lovely readers! It is the week of Easter. As we approach Good Friday, and then soon after, Easter Sunday, let’s remember. Let’s remember God’s goodness to us. Let’s remember where our hope lies. Click here to download this simple, truthful reminder.

Dreams From the Threshing Floor, Part 2

To write this specific blog post, I am taking a risk. A vulnerable risk. I only ask that you read my words with care and tenderness, and keep in mind I am still living these words on a daily basis. Last summer, I wrote on Anchored Voices a blog post titled “Dreams From the Threshing…

2016: My Year of Yes

At the beginning of the year, my dear friend Chara challenged a group of our gal pals to pray over a word for the year. I prayed, and God put on my heart “YES.” What the heck, God? That word freaked me out just a little. What was He going to ask of me this…

Dear Adoptive Parents,

There is something I want you to know, and I am unashamedly going to steal a line from NBC’s Parenthood’s patriarch, Zeek Braverman, to do it. “I hear you, and I see you.” I hear you. I hear your earnest, heart-filled desires to bring children into your homes. You pour out your hearts to God….

2016: My Year of …

The other day, my wise, dear friend Chara challenged a group of women I share life with to participate in a #oneword365 activity. She said, “Think and pray over one word you feel like God is leading you toward for 2016.” Activities like these always seem to scare me a little. Last year, God laid…

30 Before 30 – The Final List

Here I am, 50 or so minutes away from the end of my 20s. I don’t mean to sound all dramatic, but somehow the first sentence of this post does. I’ve accomplished quite a bit of this list. I still didn’t finish everything, and you know what? I AM OKAY WITH IT. More to look…

30 Before 30, 3 Months In

So, I am 3, er almost 4, months into my ’30 Before 30′ challenge. Some items I have already accomplished/checked off, others are a work in progress. Some I may not end up following through with … I have approximately 8 months to complete the list, so here’s hoping! I’ll re-post my list and then…