A daily "yes" to time in the word is a daily "yes" to my marriage. It's a "yes" to the output of work in my career. It's a "yes" to my friendships. It's a "yes" to my mental health. So often, it is easy to push aside daily devotion time & time spent in prayer … Continue reading Saying “yes” to time with Jesus is saying “yes” to my marriage
As the world has changed, so has the understanding of faith. Many people have varying views on their faith as well as others faith. I have often seen where Christians divide themselves because of the differences in their beliefs. I have saw many walk away from the church to continue their faith on their own … Continue reading Believers need to be in church!
"If you are so tempted by sex that it is too hard for you to withstand, get married! Why do something that was made to be beautiful and turn it into sin?" -Raleigh Sadler, During a meeting when a group from ECU went to work with his organization Let My People Go Having a roommate … Continue reading Roommates aren’t just in college dorms??
Hi friends! So, I have had a few different jobs since I turned 16. I have worked at McDonald's which I hated with a passion. I was just thrown in the mix and never trained. On top of that it was the busiest McDonald's on the East Coast, supposedly, so that didn't help the not being … Continue reading Flipping patties, slinging grocery, & corporate meetings
Hi everyone! I have exciting news! My sister, Grace Pittman, is going back to Tanzania, Africa to the City of Hope! This will be her third trip to the City of Hope. Her heart belongs there. It won't surprise me if she ends up their for life one day. She craves and thirsts to be … Continue reading City of Hope in Tanzania, Africa
I love a good event to prepare my home for. I love to deep clean, burn candles and have the entire house looking & smelling fresh. I love to decorate in theme of the event, although I haven't excelled in this area yet. I dream about the days where we will host large parties and … Continue reading What if we prepared our hearts the way we prepare our homes?
So the other day I kept hearing a banging on a door. Keep in mind we live in an apartment, AKA close quarters. I looked at our friend who was leaving our place and said "What are you doing?!?!?" thinking he as just doing something funny. He left and my husband said "that is some … Continue reading Knock Knock Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door
Being intentional in your pursuits are always important in all relationships. However, Nathan & I have really started to understand the importance of being intentional. We use to see each other in breaks in our schedules while we were dating, or we would just wing it and figure something out. It was tough, but at … Continue reading Being Intentional in Your Marriage
Trust is such a broad topic. A deep word. It is a word that encapsulates so much of who we are, how we act, and even how we think. Who do you trust? Maybe a family member, friends, church people, school leaders, spouses, or other people in your life. I got to thinking the past … Continue reading So what about trust?
Friends, Do you ever feel weighed down by all of the "I am ____" statements floating around in your head? By the "You are ______" statements thrown at you by others? Yeah, I understand. We are pretty good at stealing our own joy and allowing ourselves and others to tear us down. Let's be real. … Continue reading I am _________.
On this very day three years ago, Nathan came to pick me up for a football game a few hours away. Not only did he pick me up, but he met my ENTIRE family at one time. Y'all my family is huge & my Pa grilled him. But he made it. The game was good. … Continue reading Our story
"For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of." (Matthew 12:34) Friend, what is your heart full of? Is it joy or anger? Contentment or desire? Bitterness or forgiveness? I've been through a long season of learning these things and how to cleanse my heart from all things that do not please the Lord. … Continue reading What fills your heart?
Hey guys!! As many of you know mental health awareness is becoming a more "popular" topic now a days. Which is good because it is necessary and real. Tonight I am choosing to talk about anxiety. Many mental health issues exist, but for now this will be the one we discuss (I want you to … Continue reading Destroying the stigma
'Tis the season to think of all the things we are thankful for! Last night I randomly decided that I was going to deep clean our home, I'm talking like Spring clean kind of deep, but... it's not even spring. Y'all, I bleached EVERYTHING. I bleached our floors, our sheets, our counters, and burned candles … Continue reading Thankful for Bleach
Dear Husbands, Wives, Boyfriends, and Girlfriends, There is a fine line between jealousy and respect. A very fine line. Respect is creating boundaries together that you both understand and hold in high priority in your relationship. Respect is hanging out with the opposite sex only when your spouse is with you. A guy and a girl hanging out … Continue reading The fine line
Happy Sunday Friends!! So today, our pastor said something that got me thinking hard. Well, actually pretty much all of what he said today was like on point, but I just want to focus on this one point he made. It was something like this, that girl you see on instagram with the bun on … Continue reading Vulnerably Beautiful
Dear Church, I love you and adore you. I love your compassion for others. I love your welcoming arms. I love the way you live your life to reflect Christ. I love the environment that you create. I love how you encourage growth. What I don't love is hearing some of the reasons why people … Continue reading A letter to the church
There is something so special and intimate about knowing each night I get to lie down next to my better half. I get to embrace his snuggles and feel whole. and then a few minutes later make him steer clear of my 3/4 of the bed so I can get my beauty rest 😉 This … Continue reading Special bed
...an hour later, my sweet potato sitting in my tiny little toaster oven cranked up to 400+ degrees, IS STILL HARD. Tonight I made Italian chicken and had no idea what to have with it sense a salad is not an option because a salad isn't even good unless it's loaded down with ranch and … Continue reading Sweet potatoes & Duke University
As most people know, the Carolina's and Virginia was hit hard with Hurricane Florence this week. Some places are worse than others, yet all near the coast have been majorly destroyed. People have lost their homes, businesses, pets, and entire livelihoods. It is so hard to imagine the effects of these devastating pictures and videos … Continue reading The eye of the storm
Do you ever feel so lucky to have grandparents? Like they are some type of magical people that God gave us to guide us through life, make incredible food, and be our best friends. My heart hurts I love my grandparents so much. They have been their for me in every milestone of my life … Continue reading Our Magical People ❤
To the future bride and groom debating first look or tradition, We were very skeptical about first looks when we began discussing how Nathan would first see me on our wedding day. Originally, we had chose to go traditional and let him see me for the first time as I walk down the aisle. But, … Continue reading Why choose a first look?