“Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy.”

1 Peter 1:8

2013 was a big year for me. Graduated college. Moved into a rental home. Oh, and had a second baby!

Who I am:

I am loved by God. I am learning to grasp more fully what this means. The Gospel has changed my life. I am not who I once was. And I am thankful for grace as I continue to mess up, but with the hope of knowing I am more loved than I can even fathom.

My husband, Dan, was made just for me. I love that he is my best friend. I turn to him for wisdom, correction, and plain ol’ fun. We laugh a lot together. He leads me well and teaches me how to love in ways I would never be able to on my own. He shows me Christ in new ways all.the.time.

We have two baby girls, Madison and McKenzie. Talk about learning to love! These girls are so precious to me. They challenge me in ways I need God to refine me and I’m so thankful for this adventure of parenting.

Random passions

Childbirth, natural living and eating, reading, organizing, community, teaching

About this blog

My hope for this blog is for it to be a place of everyday documentation’s of joy. As I have been praying for the year 2014, the word diligence keeps being whispered into my ear. One of the areas I want to grow in diligence is in choosing to view life through the lens of inexpressible joy. Joy because I have been given more than I deserve. Joy because the Father loves me and I love him, like Peter is talking about in the verse above.

A friend of mine has a blog where she documents things she is thankful for everyday. I have learned a lot through her blog and it encouraged me to take note of what I am thankful for. I often thought “if I had a blog, I’d write about this today!” I asked her permission to copy her, and she graciously said, “of course!”

I pray that my blog does for you what hers did for me. That it would encourage you to choose joy in your life. Life is full of messes, and exhaustion, and trials, but I have been given the greatest gift of all in Christ, and I want to choose to walk through life with an attitude of joy that cannot be contained.


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