I Love Caleb More than Marriage || On Getting Married

I Love Caleb More than Marriage || On Getting Married

Marriage is mysterious.

All of a sudden, in a few short moments, your whole life is declared as changed. Though there is much leading up to this, there's no way to express how wild it is that vows, rings, and a kiss before witnesses seals you up as man and wife.

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October's Redemption: The Why of Our Wedding Date

October's Redemption: The Why of Our Wedding Date

It was in a moment of feeling the weight of the pain October has held that I realized I needed to get married in the fall. I needed a redemption story to play out on the backdrop of my favorite season. My demons had no true ownership of that ground. My mourning will be turned into dancing. For me, getting married was more than just about a pretty party or even about falling in love, it was a stance that love & joy will always win when up against pain & heartache.

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Forget Wedding Planning, Let's Talk About LIFE Planning

Forget Wedding Planning, Let's Talk About LIFE Planning

Wedding planning has its place. It should be a beautiful and fun process. I'll be the first person to encourage you to include meaningful pieces of yourself in the celebration and cherish every moment. But please, please, please - don't sacrifice the life planning. Don't stop dreaming together of all the somedays you will share. Don't forget to work through the nitty gritty little parts of your relationship. Don't lose sight of the point, that you love each other a whole lot, enough to promise until death do we part.

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ENGAGED!!! (And All My Liv-like Reflections)

ENGAGED!!! (And All My Liv-like Reflections)

Caleb is the man that I’ve prayed for my whole life. This is the man who I’ve loved long before I ever met the blue-eyed latte boy. This is the man. This is the man that God spoke to me about. This is the man that is going to help me chase after Jesus with total abandon for the rest of my days.

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Why Humanitarian Photography || Countdown to Rwanda

Why Humanitarian Photography || Countdown to Rwanda

This isn't about traveling or adventure or even about pursuing some sort of greatness with my life. It's about a world that's hurting. There are amazing people giving their whole lives to serve those who are vulnerable. There are communities being transformed by entrepreneurship, sustainable programs, and the gospel. There are children finding homes. There are women being rescued from the sex industry. There are stories worth telling.

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