Faith · Life with Daisy


I think I lost a year of my life Thursday night. (No, I am never at all even slightly dramatic; why do you ask?) As I was driving to my small group meeting last night, I received a notification from my home security app, informing me that my front door was left open. Except, I… Continue reading Panic


Failing Already

A new year always seems to inspire us to change in the best possible ways. Though we are hesitant (sometimes even hostile) to change any other time, at the start of a new year we go out of our way to create change. If things haven't been going great, we vow to wipe last year's… Continue reading Failing Already



Last year, my “word” for the year was “fearless.” I wish I could say that I’ve mastered fear and become brave in all areas. But that’s simply not true. Neither was that my goal. My goal was to face my fears rather than letting fear control me. Within the first few months of year my… Continue reading Free


Perfect Love

Love is a word that we often use, with varying meanings and degrees. In 1 John 4, John describes a type of love that is perfect -  the love of God. "In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for… Continue reading Perfect Love


Hey Stranger

In 2002, I was a freshman at college and I started dating a boy named Jonathan. We dated for about a year, but then broke up when he went into the Marines. (He has since told me that he was rattled by the death of a fellow Marine and stressed about a possible deployment when… Continue reading Hey Stranger


Ultimate Satisfaction

I use Proverbs 31 Ministries First5 app often to give me guidance as I read and study God's Word. (I hesitate to say "for my devotions" because I recently had a very thought-provoking conversation about the concept of "devotions" or "quiet time"). Terminology aside, I find it helpful to have a reading plan and to… Continue reading Ultimate Satisfaction


Thanks Giving

Tomorrow morning, I will load up the car and drive to Richmond with Jon. We will spend the next couple of days with my parents, aunts, uncles, and cousins celebrating Thanksgiving. I've been trying to remember what last Thanksgiving was like - how I felt and how I handled my circumstances. Honestly, I cannot recall… Continue reading Thanks Giving


For Sale

I am in the process of decluttering my house. I want to rid myself of useless items and objects from a previous life. Maybe I will refinance the house, maybe I will end up moving instead - either way, I'm ready to purge the house. Hopefully, I can make a little money in the process.… Continue reading For Sale


Know Thyself

After discussing The Enneagram personality assessment with a student, I decided to give it a try for myself. I took BOTH the short and the extended version of the test, and the same result came up - Type Six, Wing 5. Of course, I had no idea what that meant (and you probably don't either,… Continue reading Know Thyself


My New Starting Point

I know that it has been a little while since I posted. I've started writing several times, but I haven't been able to organize my thoughts.  The semester is starting to feel long. I've been sick. I know change is coming, and I feel anxious about what will happen. The weather is getting colder. Night… Continue reading My New Starting Point