Lucky’s

“Do you want to still go to Applebee’s?” Kris asked. “It’s closer to dinner than lunch now.” I glanced around the orange-themed Advance Auto Parts store for the hundredth time that day. I was bored of my location, but not of my company. We had been walking the aisles looking at random car parts for…

“if all of these trials bring me closer to You…”

A neighbor and brother looked for the right clothes for their voyage as pirates. Their ship was leaving any moment.   A family hurried to pack for a journey where they would leave their home forever. There was no time for anything but preparations.   A woman stood by her car in the school parking…

GF Routes in the OBX

On our honeymoon we stayed in Duck, near Kitty Hawk, Nags Head, and Corolla, in Outer Banks, North Carolina. We drove all the way there and had a wonderful time. The image above is what we had for breakfast – leftover gluten-free rolls from our reception and Reeses Peanut Butter Cups. Since this is a blog…

Marriage on Roller Skates

My grandma shared a story with me recently about how she was once learning how to roller skate. Her mom heard her scream and came running out of the house, but the scream was one of frustration and not pain. My grandma could not figure it out until her dad came home and made chalk…

242 Years of Marriage

My maternal grandparents, Elizabeth and William Devore, were married 63 years ago on May 1, 1954. Grandma and Poppy tied the knot in 1958, the Saturday before Palm Sunday. Kris’ grandparents were married in 1961. In 1983, my parents got married on the first day of the year. This is us and Kris last spring….

Empty

Last year around Easter, Kris and I drove around for a while before Bible study. I remember this being the first time we talked seriously about getting married. When we were singing it really felt like God’s hand of blessing had been on our previous conversation. Kris grabbed my hand and lifted it up. As…

Headed to Mars with 5W1H

  Kris and I have been watching the Mars series from National Geographic together. The documentary weaves information about past and current space exploration with a futuristic narrative about living on Mars. According to the show, scientists contemporary to the 1960s moon landing believed that humans would be on Mars within 15 years. Regardless of…

My Diamond Story

“You are, at this moment, standing, right in the middle of your own ‘acres of diamonds.’” – EN My diamond story continues to unfold. I want to share the metaphors that are becoming testimonies with you here. There was once farmer who sold everything he had to search for a diamond mine. He was unsuccessful…