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There was flour EVERYWHERE. Even on little Zuzu the Bernese’s wet puppy nose. By the time Dan and Marie were finished with their engagement session, flour clung to the beam in the ceiling and we were slipping in it. But oh man, the results were good, and I’m not just talking about the pizza. This […]

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A few raindrops fell lightly as Kutty and Chelsey smiled their way back down the aisle after a beautiful ceremony. Phew! They made it, and the skies only held well-wishes for the newlyweds.  The morning had been full of deep breaths, some sweet tears, and ever so many smiles. The clouds threatened but never came […]

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“For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.” – Audrey Hepburn As women, we REALLY struggle with the definition of true beauty. It always seems to be defined for us, and its meaning has gotten […]

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Welcome to The Contentment Series Podcast, episode number three! Today I’m going solo and talking about the need for a perspective shift. It’s highly necessary to live a content life and to see what really matters on a regular basis. “How do I do that?” you ask. By managing perceptions. Let’s dig a little deeper […]

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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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