I am an artist & teacher with a ❤ for visual expression, educational methodology, homesteading, & Jesus. My geek-love is The Joshua and we have three peanut-butters: Caleb, Jack, & Louritta.


Outward Signs of Life Trials (Miscarriage & Infertility)


I find it interesting that the more serious of spiritual and life battles are often fought internally or in such a way that they are not public. I have been specifically considering families that have dealt with miscarriage or infertility. The only outward sign of this life trial is that the couple has no children, Read More

Roll of the Dice


I saw a friend yesterday who was greatly pained by our recent miscarriage. I think she was shocked because, when she asked me how I was doing, I said, “All things considered, pretty good.” She continued by adding how sad she was for us and to keep trying and have hope… Then I said, “Honestly, Read More

Not a Prophet, Just Insane


Well, to answer everyone’s burning question. The man was not a prophet. Josh and I were absolutely floored awhile ago when we found out we were pregnant. Then, we realized the strangeness of it’s connection to the crazy prophet/flirt man when we were told the baby’s due date was early March. But, as is to Read More

Hope Has a Place


One look at love and you may see it weaves a web over mystery, all ravelled threads can rend apart for hope has a place in the lover’s heart. Hope has a place in a lover’s heart. ~ Hope Has a Place, Enya I spoke earlier about fear and realizing the fears that bind me. Read More

Strange Picture – My Fate?


Josh sent me this pic from my brother’s wedding. He said he liked it because I looked all cute and smiley. But it disturbed me. It’s a picture of me and my niece, Jenna. She’s obviously very wiggly. 🙂 It was awesome to go back to MN last weekend and see Nate tie the knot. Read More

Things You Can’t Blog About


I haven’t really been blogging lately because most of the things I want to talk about are things that aren’t really appropriate for a internet-published blog. I have all these weird thoughts on stuff like marriage, relationships w/ friends & coworkers, sex, pooping, fears, local events…all sorts of stuff that I can’t really find an Read More

Due Date


Actually, I had a really great day. On the outside. I had a good time at church, got to have lunch with Josh and a good buddy, watched a cool movie, worked on my mosaic, went for a good jog…all around a good day. It’s just the date. Last time I was pregnant, I remember Read More

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