Looking Up

All summer I have been training for a half marathon. I’ve found a running plan where I do two short runs and one long run a week. I still don’t love running, it’s work. But the cycle of setting goals and achieving them keeps me going. While scrolling through Pinterest last weekend, I found an…

Dos and Don’ts of the “Headshot”

While scrolling through my LinkedIn connections, it doesn’t take me long to find a profile picture that makes me wince. The problem has been getting worse and worse in the age of selfies, which prompted my post. Here are some general dos and don’ts of taking headshots for LinkedIn. Don’t: Take the photo yourself–Whether from…

The Unity Cross

More and more couples are looking for alternatives to the traditional unity candle ceremony. Wanting to keep the theme of unity, many brides choose other symbols like planting a tree, tying a cord, or assembling the “Unity Cross.” The Unity Cross is a unique way to celebrate the joining of a bride and groom together…

A Heart Broken for What Breaks His: Zambia, Here We Come!

“No. ” That was my answer I gave when Caleb asked if we could consider not taking our vacation this year to travel to Zambia on a missions trip with our church. I knew in that moment, God was working in Caleb’s heart, but the idea of giving up my second honeymoon was unthinkable. Caleb…

What I love about 1920’s fashion!

My love for 1920s fashion started after my husband bought me the first three seasons of Downton Abbey for my last birthday. He and I spent the next two months catching up before the fourth season started in January. It is my love for Downton Abbey that has spurred on my love for the 20’s…

Dress for Your Body Type

Not every woman was created to walk the red carpet or even carpool to soccer practice in a size 2 outfit. The key to feeling confident in your body is leaning what your best features are and styling yourself to them. Today’s blog post is Style 101, dressing for your body type. The benefit of…

#thehashtag

I’m not a social media expert, but it is my opinion that the hashtag is wildly misused. Agree or disagree? To put it simply, a hash tag is simply a way for people to search for a common topic and to begin a conversation. It’s a way to link tweets or posts by topic. A…

You don’t have to be an Olympian to dress like one!

American designer Ralph Lauren created the looks you will see Team USA wear during the closing ceremonies of the Olympics. When I saw the preview of the 2014 USA Team Olympic Gear, I gushed! Is it weird to say I want to go to the winter Olympics just to wear the cute clothes? Probably, but whatever. But…

My Testimony as a Pro-Life Advocate

This week marks the 41st anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision which paved the way to legalized abortion in the United States. The following is a memoir of my time serving at the Alpha Center, Sioux Falls’ pro-life ministry. I hope that after you read this testimony, you will be encouraged and empowered to…

Bethany’s Story

The Lord gave, and the Lord has taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord.” ~Job 1:21b The following is the eulogy my brother-in-law gave at the funeral of my niece last Friday. I was affected so greatly by the passing of this little girl. My wish is that as you continue to read,…

“For Christian Couples Devoted to Intimacy”

Married women, would you like a place to shop for lingerie that doesn’t sell pornography or distribute catalogs of models wearing the product? I found out about Devotion Lingerie during my personal shower before I was married. I loved the idea that my fiancé(now husband) could shop online for me and not be worried about…

The Whole30

I had a friend from college try Whole30 last year in January. Whole30 attempts to change the way you think about food, tastes, habits and cravings. It could, quite possibly, change the emotional relationship you have with food, and with your body. It has the potential to change the way you eat for the rest of your…