Only in the past couple of years have I started paying attention to the liturgical year. Growing up as a Baptist, I knew that Advent and Lent existed, and that's about all I knew about the liturgical year. But where did these things come from, why do most Christians observe them? I really think that… Continue reading Feeling the Tension
A Sonnet to Christ Crucified I am not moved, my God, to love You by the heaven that You have promised me and I am not moved either by hell so feared as the reason to stop offending You. You move me, my Lord, it moves me to see You nailed to a cross and… Continue reading A Sonnet to Christ Crucified
A year ago today, we were boarding a cruise ship headed to the Bahamas, enjoying our first 24 hours as husband and wife. Recently, I have reflected on how opposite this summer has been, or just how opposite today is. August 5, 2012 We left for one of the most relaxing vacations I can remember… Continue reading First Day of School!
Four weeks from today, Andy starts medical school. We'll finally get started with what we moved out here to do. I don't know if we really even know what to expect except that it will mean that we won't see each other as much. So right now we're trying to make the most of all… Continue reading He’s Not Mine
I'm starting to emerge from the cave of finals - hooray! May has been a busy month finishing up school, and will continue to be full as we prepare to move to KY in 16 days. Yikes! The goodbyes have already started. As the semester has drawn to a close, I have said goodbye to… Continue reading The Goodbyes Have Begun
I've been doing a lot of thinking and soul-searching lately. I think it has all been brought on by our impending move. When we move, I will switch to online classes and (hopefully) start a new job. Right now, I work a part-time job on the campus where I go to school in addition to… Continue reading I’ve never considered myself a dreamer…
Last week, when I went to post for PHFR, I had no idea what to write. The goal of PHFR is finding contentment in everyday life. Normally, this isn't something I have a problem with. I am generally very content with where I am (I think anyway...), but last week that was not the case.… Continue reading Finding Contentment
Today is Ash Wednesday. Baptists, we're generally non-liturgical people. Well, we have liturgy, we just generally wouldn't call it that. Things like Lent and Ash Wednesday might get a passing mention, but they are generally approached with an observe-if-you-want type of attitude. Nevertheless, in the past few weeks, I've been thinking about the upcoming Lenten season. What… Continue reading Lent?
Well, this post is long over due. 13 months ago today, I wrote about Andy's proposal and 6 months ago today we became husband and wife. It is hard to believe that it has already been 6 months. On one hand, it seems like the time has gone really fast and on the other, being married… Continue reading Wedding Recap
... my life changed forever, when Andy and I went on a walk and he gave me a ring. 🙂 It is hard to believe that it has been a year since he proposed. So much has happened in the past year. At this time last year, I'd pretty much given up hope that we'd… Continue reading 1 Year Ago Today…