If you missed part I, go read it first! The best way I can describe what a natural birth without pain medications felt like to me is a marathon. If you've ever run a marathon, you know what a muscle cramp feels like, and that you can't think "I can't do this" or overthink about … Continue reading My Birth Story, Part II: Labor and Delivery
You wouldn't think the two would go together, pregnancy and war, but oh, they do. From the minute I started even thinking my body might be hosting a new life in the near future, I started preparing. I started taking prenatal vitamins 4 months (yes, pretty much right when we got engaged) before the wedding, … Continue reading My Birth Story, Part I: Pregnancy and War
My thoughts have been circling around the subject of contempt for about a week. What does it mean? Contempt is a feeling that someone or something is not worthy of any respect or approval. Contempt that I've seen rises up when I feel like someone is not doing their best, especially on purpose. I have a … Continue reading Contempt and Contentment
According to the Word, we are called chosen, royal, holy, His own, and worthy of proclaiming His excellencies. We've been called out of darkness, into His marvelous light. God calls us His children. He's very much associated with us. He's crazy about us. He came up with the idea of us! Why, then, do we … Continue reading Wretches or Royals?
Yep, it's one of those nights where I am in evangelist mode and I also cannot stop looking up animal memes. Oh and I can't sleep. I found this cat, which I would date if I were a cat. I also almost sent an email I would have regretted sending, but thankfully I had a … Continue reading Sleepless in Rio
I've done somewhat dangerous things. I've taken public transport in Africa, and volcano boarded/crashed in Nicaragua. I've eaten street food in Cambodia. I've couch-surfed in Singapore, and hitchhiked in Thailand. But last week during Thanksgiving break, all I did was take a nap. A nap, yall.... I thought I was taking the average food coma … Continue reading I napped too hard