Quoted: Speaking

Saw this on someone’s status and had to post…I have witness and experienced too much hurt (often unintentional) especially by Christians. These principles are SCRIPTURAL! “Before you pass along information or comments about someone else, let it first pass through four gates for approval. If all four give you a green light, share it without […]

A Bunch of Crazies

When Mason & I were making the radical move from Texas (solid church, growing youth ministry, stable jobs, great friends, etc.) we felt pretty crazy.  It seemed that very few people understood our decision to obey God.  He had clearly told us to step in faith; for us that meant that we had to move […]

Craft: Moo-stash-ez

**Disclaimer: I can’t believe how delayed this particular post is. Sorry! ** This craft was created for the occasion of our friend Ferial‘s birthday party! Her husband John put so much love and effort into surprising her with not necessarily the party (time, place, date) but its theme & details. This said, for about a […]

Golden Birthday

I have been waiting for this day for a long time! Today I am 25 on the 25th of August. To be honest, it kind of snuck up on me—when I was younger I dreamt about this day, and in the past few years (and especially crazy months), it simply escaped my mind. This day […]

Moving Daze & Grieving the Spirit

I am appalled at how disconnected I have been to my blog over the last 6 weeks—I have missed my outlet. Life has been far from normal, routine, and barely manageable; that is certain! In the last month and a half we have moved out of our apartment, put many books and belongings into storage, […]

Lessons from the Dixons: “Choices”

Today has been a very strange Monday for me.  Our schedule at school was thrown off quite a bit between testing and other special events, as well as one of our students being absent.  (When you only have 8, 1 absent makes a pretty significant difference.)  Our packing is moving along, and my parents will […]

I miss you. A Whole ‘Nother Meaning

“I miss you.” That phrase has been worn out in my life’s conversations.  I grew up as an MK (missionary kid) and as long as I can remember, I have been “missing” someone: family members, friends, acquaintances, teachers, pastors, leaders, coaches, mentors.  My life has been characterized by people in transition.  I say all of […]

Detailed Provision-How He Loves Us

Mason and I were watching this video last night (Go watch the video NOW.  Seriously, the post won’t really make sense without watching it first, so scoot.), and I was struck by several things. the kid knows most of the lyrics.  It was the first time I had really digested the meat from the verses […]