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Verse Of The Week

Have you ever heard the saying If you want to hear God laugh, tell him your plans? I’ve lately found myself looking back on situations and relationships and seeing how wrong I was about the plans I made in them. How I thought I had it all figured out and how much better things have turned…

Homegoing

Homegoing a novel by Yaa Gyasi, took me longer than usual to read because of how strikingly intelligent and personal it is. We’ve all heard the analogy that getting to know someone is like peeling off the layers of an onion. What Yaa Gyasi does is grow the onion before your eyes, building it layer…

Why We Had Two Weddings

  I’ve mentioned this a couple of times now but in case you haven’t read this before, Matt and I had two wedding ceremonies. We had a catholic ceremony in the church I was a member in for a majority of my life (until we moved) and we had our kinda of sort of Jewish…

My Favorite Wedding Memories

In keeping up with this weeks wedding theme I wanted to share some positives from my wedding. I know yesterday was a bit whiny but you know, you live and you learn. I hope you’re not sick of me yet because there’s a whole lot more where that came from. I have two very significant…

What It’s Really Like Planning A Destination Wedding

In celebration of our two-year anniversary I’ve decided this week will be wedding week! First up all the things I’ve learned planning our destination wedding in St.Lucia. Planning a destination wedding is very different from planning a wedding here in the states. Things that I was not prepared for. How we decided on a location:…

To My Husband

Hey Baby, I was thinking today about one of the first nights we ever spent together. We didn’t watch TV to go to sleep back then. You used to play music on Pandora on your laptop next to the bed. I remember you always falling asleep before me and I would be laying there, wide…

Would You Give Up Your Religion For Love?

Ahead of this morning’s wedding ceremony, Meghan Markle was baptized into the Church of England. While not exactly mandatory, this is the traditional step for someone marrying into the royal family.  So the question is, if you were marrying someone would you give up your religion for them? I was raised Catholic all my life. Went…