Peace and Community

Community is a term my church has been focusing on this year, and has been the topic of our last several Fusion bible studies. As I was perusing Facebook I came across a post from Jen Hatmaker that spoke to me: “Paul told us in Romans: ‘Be devoted to one another in brotherly love; give […] Read more…

Mother’s Day: The Awkward Stage

What do you do on Mother’s Day when you are pregnant for the first time? Am I a mother? Should I get any kind of recognition on this day? I have been growing this little girl for 7 months and have already experienced many of the sacrifices attributed to mothers of children outside of the […] Read more…

Throwback Thursday: How I told my husband

After three and a half years of marriage, four jobs, two years of graduate school, four years of dental school, a new residency, one house, and two dogs later, my husband, Jess, and I started contemplating the idea of starting a family. While I was GOOD AND READY, Jess was fine waiting a “little longer”. He […] Read more…

Paleo Zoodle Marinara- Quick Version!

One of my go-to paleo recipies is zucchini noodles with meat marinara sauce! It takes about 45 minutes to prepare and is ALWAYS delicious! I whipped this up yesterday post-workout and even have lunch for today! Love it! First, I prepare the zucchini noodles, or zoodles. I have been using Danielle Walker’s recipe and have […] Read more…

3rd Trimester and 4D Ultrasound

Hello 3rd Trimester! It’s good to see you! It’s hard to believe so much time has passed since we found out about our little bundle of joy in November. I’m staring delivery day right in the face and there is still much to prepare! I feel fortunate so far to not have any major symptoms […] Read more…

Tricks, Creativity, Friends, and Accountability

I have been reading Shauna Niequist’s devotion, Savor, for a month now. The daily devotions, while short,  are inspirational and completely relatable. One in particular, “Tricks and Discipline,” spoke to me because it fit perfectly with my experience the day I read it. The focus verse was Ecclesiastes 4: 9-10: “Two are better than one, because they have […] Read more…

Compassion and Callings

Almost everyone has heard the story of Jonah and the Whale, but some think Jonah’s deliverance, following a lesson to obey God, is the end of the story, but it’s only the beginning. Jonah is a short book, only 4 chapters long, but teaches a valuable lesson on compassion and the potential of God’s calling. Post-whale lesson, the […] Read more…

Run for a Reason

The title of this post is two sided. One side reveals to you something about myself: I MUST have a reason to run. I DO NOT like running, even in small intervals. I tried to like running in college, sadly (although I don’t know if I am really sad about it) it did not stick. […] Read more…

The Pregnancy Learning Curve

26 weeks in, 14 weeks to go. Before I became pregnant I had a completely different idea of what the experience entailed. I thought I would understand what was going on with my body because of this “maternal instinct” that would take over. I thought I could overcome sickness and stick to Paleo eating. I […] Read more…

Bahama Babymoon

Only 2 short flights away from our home in Birmingham, AL exists a little piece of paradise called Harbour Island. Soon after we found out we were expecting, we began looking into ideas for a babymoon trip. At the recommendation of our friend, Nancy, we checked out the Dunmore Hotel. What is a babymoon, you may […] Read more…

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