A few weeks ago, I received a direct message on Instagram after I had posted a poll asking about what to post next: “this or this?” One of my friends replied and said “I’d like to hear your thoughts for people who love to write but are afraid there are already too many voices out […]

Suddenly it is the tenth day of March and the field that surrounds our house is sprouting green. I am SO ready for spring—more ready than I could possibly tell you! The beginning of spring means the end of winter, which means remembering what was good about this winter. Here is (part of) my list. […]

Looking for Joy

Feb 23, 2022

Last Sunday, I chatted with a friend briefly about digging for joy: how it keeps us going, keeps us believing in good things even when it’s hard. The conversation reminded me of something I wrote last winter: “I don’t know when light will break through for us. We’re praying for spring to come…for our house […]

Do you enjoy click-bait? You know—those tantalizing headlines that use lots of emotional, sensational words that really make you curious but also turn you off? The art of marketing is often taught as that thing itself, aka click-bait—if those words get clicked, it’s a win for the business. If the sale gets made, the story […]

Today is one of those days that I feel uninspired and unmotivated. I mostly want to curl up in my cozy bed and sleep for the afternoon, or else snuggle with my husband on the couch and read a favorite, familiar book—the kind that makes you get lost to the world and come back with […]

One of the things I learned the fastest when I started my own business doing copywriting? That I needed to write a lot of words about copywriting in addition to the actual words for websites and captions and ads that I routinely write for my clients. If you’re a service-based business owner, you get this […]

This morning Marshall called me soon after he left for class. He just wanted to tell me I should start my car at least fifteen minutes before I needed to leave—there was so much frost that he figured I would freeze otherwise. Does that mean fall is over?  I sort of think it does. I’m […]

On October

Oct 27, 2021

I usually use a template when I write blog posts, but not today. My writing tends to lean heavily on routine (as do most parts of my life, honestly) but this time I’m stepping away from that just to say, candidly: sometimes rhythms get tired and sometimes months are hard, and you can’t do the […]

One of the things I dislike most in the world is pressure. It’s most likely because I am a people pleaser; almost every day I think through what feels like a million things that I wish I could do, I wish I could help people, I wish I could say yes to another new obligation. […]

We’ve been saying it since July, or maybe even June, Marshall and I— “Can you believe we’ve been married almost a year?!” No. We can’t. But we have! This Sunday will be one year since September 26th, 2020, the day when we made a covenant with each other and God to love each other for […]