A (kind of) Love Letter to Grand Rapids

Dear Grand Rapids, In August of 2016, I arrived here with big dreams and hopes that you would be my home and a place of new beginnings and adventures. Instead, we’ve had a complicated relationship from the very beginning, with my feelings wavering between hatred, love, and mere toleration. I have now lived here for… Continue reading A (kind of) Love Letter to Grand Rapids

A Year of Healing

2018 was a year of healing. Not in the way I expected, but in so many ways I never would've imagined. Last January, I was in the midst of some of the worst physical pain in my entire life. The kind of pain that permeated my entire body and left me questioning whether or not… Continue reading A Year of Healing

Marriage is about Getting Naked.

If you’re married and you haven’t sat next to your spouse with no pants on, watching Brooklyn 99, then you’re missing out. But really. https://www.instagram.com/p/BZobxFhA4Th/?taken-by=catanacomics A few weeks ago Jacob and I were sitting on our couch watching Wall-E and eating snacks. Our window was open and we heard some friends in the parking lot.… Continue reading Marriage is about Getting Naked.

Two Years Later…

Two years later, my hair is still falling out and I am still going to counseling for anxiety*. May 2016. I started month 9 of the World Race in Guatemala. A series of different events all converged to leave me feeling broken, confused, and utterly helpless as I flew from Los Angeles to Guatemala City.… Continue reading Two Years Later…

Israel & Palestine in Pictures

Even though the best and most memorable experiences from our time in Israel couldn't be captured in a photo, some of these pictures come pretty close. 🙂 Jacob and I went on the Israel Study Tour through Grand Rapids Theological Seminary (GRTS) from January 2-12. Yes, it was a class for Jacob but I got… Continue reading Israel & Palestine in Pictures

Why the In-Between is Important

Life is not the mountaintops; it’s the walking in between. Thanks, Ben Rector. Ever since returning from the World Race, I have been craving a place to write and share what I am learning with others.   I want the in-between adventures to be that place. I love writing. It is my way of inviting… Continue reading Why the In-Between is Important