They met in Little Rock, Arkansas–a new city for both of them. Nick had just begun his C-130 pilot training, and Jules had just moved there for her first nursing job. No friends (minus their new co-workers), no family. No connections. How do you even start meeting people? Both decided to give online dating a […]

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He walked through the doors of her office. She just happened to be manning the front desk that day. They exchanged smiles as Chelsea escorted Craig and his boss to her employer’s office. The intention for the visit was a tour and a meeting between the two organizations about how they could work together, but […]

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He was the sports editor. She was a metro reporter. Their desks were just a few spaces apart at the office of Penn State’s student newspaper, The Daily Collegian. Naturally, that led to conversations, G-chats, and hanging out at office parties. Then, Kevin got up the nerve to ask Mandy to watch “V for Vendetta” […]

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Purpose. Something we all seek, and something we all wrestle with at one time or another (or many times) in our lives. Something God-given and worth protecting. Position. Something we all HAVE, whoever you are or whatever your status. You might be a boss, a parent, a child, a customer, an owner, or something completely […]

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As we unpack and figure out where we want to put everything, we begin to see the floor and realize that this place is going to be more spacious than we thought! I look around and feel a bit like a domestic Mark Watney, walking around the house and finding solutions to our problems.* Sure, […]

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She was blindsided. Just over a week before her wedding day, Amanda was in a terrible accident. Thankfully, she came away with just cuts, bruises, and a mangled car. Okay. The wedding could go on. Then, just days before the wedding, her dad became very, very sick and ended up in the hospital needing emergency […]

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Welcome to the VERY FIRST episode of The Contentment Series Podcast! Eeee! I’m so excited, and also pretty nervous. I admittedly had a moment this week while listening to the audio that made me allllmost toss the whole thing out and quit the entire series right then and there. My main thought? ‘Why would anyone […]

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They couldn’t kiss without giggling. I’d like to think it was because I was being hilarious, but as we continued their engagement session, I began to realize that is EXACTLY who they are together. They even thumb-wrestled at one point, and I was the one who started giggling. This couple is amazing, but I’m really […]

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We Bought A House!

April 26, 2018

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After a long day of loading and unloading two trailer loads of our things into our new home, I stand in the living room in a daze. The past several months have been quite a ride.  We searched for a place to live for 9 months – we looked at a few places to rent […]

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I want my daughter to know she is beautiful. Period. The way she looks should have nothing to do with how she measures her worth.  You know who is responsible for cultivating this mindset in her? Me. The way I, her role model, talk to and about MYSELF. She watches my every move, and wants […]

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