2017: year in review

December 31st, 2017! Moments ago, we ran outside in freezing temperatures catching big Texas snowflakes in our hair while Shiloh snuggled comfortably with her Nona indoors, reveling in the joy of a rare Southern occurrence as we usher in a bright new year. And what a full collection of days and weeks and months we’re… Read More

a simple pilgrimage

Fun fact: I’ve had a blog for right around 12 years now, or in other words almost half of my life. I’m not sure if that makes me an anomaly or just a really excellent example of a millennial, but in any case 13-year-old me thought that it would be a great idea to write… Read More

when we can’t save

It’s been more than three months now since we got the call. Precious H, one of our youth group kids, had been struggling for some time. Just the week before we’d made the trek to San Antonio to visit her at a behavioral health center. I naively assumed that this was a successful intervention—she was… Read More

those who mourn

Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. [Matthew 5:4] There are days here on earth that make the thought of heaven much sweeter—even seasons of time that seem so dark and twisted and muddled that only the promised future holds hope. Come, Lord Jesus! But here we are, in the interim, wading through… Read More