My Turn to Decide

It’s been two-and-a-half years since I penned a blog post. Someday I’d like to finish the blog series, “Broken,” that I started in 2017 about my personal experience with depression. But for now, I’d simply like to get back in the habit of writing. So my birthday present to myself this year is a day off to do whatever I… Read more →

Broken | Visions (Chapter 4)

This post is the fourth in my blog series, Broken, about my personal experience with depression. Chopping down the obtrusive tree with gnarled roots from chapter 3 proved even more difficult than I imagined because with every swing of the ax, sticky sap would seep out and cover me. Every time I went to wash off the syrup, I would… Read more →

Broken | Dreams (Chapter 3)

This post is the third in my blog series, Broken, about my personal experience with depression. While I slumbered one fall night, God revealed another obtrusive tree. (Metaphor explained in chapters 1 and 2.) Its gnarled roots burrowed so deeply underground that it crowded and choked healthy trees around it. It became diseased and simply needed to be cut down. Removing this tree would… Read more →

Broken | The Impetus (Chapter 2)

This post is the second in my blog series, Broken, about my personal experience with depression. As we venture into the forest of my mind and traverse my innermost thoughts, feelings and fears, know that there were moments when bright sunlight shone through the trees. Fleeting though some of those rays may have been, they were present. I didn’t always recognize it at the… Read more →

Broken | Stirring in My Soul (Chapter 1)

This post is the first in my blog series, Broken, about my personal experience with depression. Depression isn’t what most people think it is. “[Depression] is not a character defect, a spiritual disorder or an emotional dysfunction. And chief of all, it’s not a choice,” writes Brandon W. Peach in Relevant Magazine‘s “5 Things Christians Should Know About Depression and Anxiety.” I know this firsthand because in… Read more →

Goodbye 2016, Hello 2017

Goodbye 2016 This past January I wrote about how our family’s motto for 2016 was “Patient Endurance.” Since God revealed that to me, I shouldn’t be surprised of its relevance, but it was spot on for our past year. In March 2016, I was diagnosed with major depression, and the road to recovery has been a long one. While I’ve made incredible progress, I’m… Read more →

Stitch Fix for Men

Last week, I mentioned Stitch Fix recently launched Stitch Fix for Men and that Dave had a successful first fix. He ended up keeping all five items, and here is what his stylist selected:   How Stitch Fix Works Most of you have probably heard about Stitch Fix by now, but if you haven’t here’s a nice 30-second video that summarizes how… Read more →

Stich Fix #6-7

I recently cleaned out my closet, and it’s safe to say that my Stitch Fix picks have taken over. I’m smitten. ❤️ Stitch Fix for Men The latest Stitch Fix news is that it recently launched Stitch Fix for Men. My husband had signed up to receive an email when you can start placing orders, and he’s already received his first… Read more →


We live in a century-old bungalow that we have slowly renovated over the past six years to make it our own. We’re already planning the next generation of our open living room/dining room space, so I think it’s safe to say that our renovations will probably never be complete, and that’s a good thing. Lately, we seem to be focused on… Read more →

I Hold You

Two months ago, I had the opportunity to write my first ever guest blog post, “I Hold You,” on the lovely and wise Sally Breen’s blog, Stories from the She Shed. Sally is the co-founder of 3DM, and I’m blessed to be able to work with her and her husband, Mike. Here is an excerpt from my guest post: “As a parent of… Read more →