When Jesus Doesn’t Call You To Mazatlán

When we were 12, she spoke Spanish and talked about being a missionary someday. When we were 16, I knew the moment she got back from that first trip to Mexico, it was only a matter of time. When we were 20, she married a guy who shared this dream too. Now that we’re 24, … Continue reading When Jesus Doesn’t Call You To Mazatlán

37 Things I Learned This Year

1. How to make it through your little sister's wedding without ugly crying ... you don't. 2. Pride and Prejudice & Zombies = art.  3. I now know why people want to hold babies so much. And I used to be scared that I would drop babies or something while I was holding them. I've … Continue reading 37 Things I Learned This Year

Dressember With Me!

November ends TODAY!!! Know what starts tomorrow??? Dressember! What's Dressember? So glad you asked. Dressember uses fashion to advocate for women who've been exploited. As women take on the creative challenge of wearing a dress for the 31 days of December, they are advocating for the inherent dignity of all women. The Dressember Foundation exists to … Continue reading Dressember With Me!

Emergency Contact/This is not my baby/I cried so much

You'll understand when you're a mom. Either you've said it or you've heard it. If I had a dollar for every time I've heard it, I could've adopted twelve children by now. But as much as it hurts my non-mama heart, I realized today that it's true.  The moment I saw her with that baby, … Continue reading Emergency Contact/This is not my baby/I cried so much

In Case I’m Not The Only One Who Feels Like A Hot Mess This Week

Hi there, how are ya? Not great? Yeah, me neither. I feel like I was abducted by aliens and dropped off a week later with no idea what happened to those 7 days of my life. No idea what happened. Let's not get into a gooey, sticky sort-through-Emily's-weird feelings session, because I can't even seem … Continue reading In Case I’m Not The Only One Who Feels Like A Hot Mess This Week

When The World Feels Like A Snow Globe In The Hands Of A Seven Year Old…

When I grow up, I want to be like my mother-in-law. When I was in high school, I had to describe my dream home for an English assignment I imagined up this big house that’s way off the road, out in the middle of nowhere with a big staircase and a huge Christmas tree and … Continue reading When The World Feels Like A Snow Globe In The Hands Of A Seven Year Old…

And I Named My Heart Monitor Luci

There's this guy in the Bible named Daniel and he totally overshadows my favorite story ever. So, whatever Daniel. It's about these three guys who have weird names: Shadrach, Meshach & Abednago. King Nebuchadnezzar builds this giant statute (or a giant chocolate bunny depending on your translation), and they refuse to bow down and worship … Continue reading And I Named My Heart Monitor Luci