Virtual Coffee Date

Good morning, friends! Let’s do something a little different today and go on a virtual coffee date. Rather than you just reading my words on a screen, let’s pretend for a bit that you and I are sitting across from one another in a small, quaint cafe playing relaxed, acoustic music. I’ve got leggings and a big sweater on, and… Read More

Influence Conference 2015

Last weekend marked my second annual trip to Indianapolis for the Influence Conference, hosted by The Influence Network, which I have been blessed to be a member of since January 2014. This year, I traveled to Indy with three other gals, including my best friend Emily, cousin Brooke, and new friend Lisa! It was great to go with other women… Read More

A Fresh, New Look!

Hip Hip Hooray! It’s new website launch day! Welcome to my new site, friends! Today is the day I have been anxiously awaiting, as I have dreamed of and prayed over this space for quite some time now. With the help of my dear cousin and friend, Brooke DeBoer, this dream of having my very own brand and blog has now… Read More

Coming Soon …

Good Friday morning, friends! Just a quick post to share some exciting news … I am in the process of developing a new website / blog / brand for Living the Good Life! Woo Hoo! After catching up with my fabulous cousin / friend / fellow Jesus-girl, Brooke DeBoer, last weekend at the lake and talking about our respective dreams and goals, she encouraged… Read More

What I’ve Learned From Abiding

Back in June I shared about the call I felt God was putting on me in this season to “abide in Him.” As a follow-up to that, I thought I’d speak today on what I’ve learned as I’ve abided, remained, and stayed present with Him these past couple of months. Last week I finished nine weeks of study on the fruits of the… Read More

Anniversary Adventure 2015

You know you’ve had a good vacation when you return home refreshed, full, and satisfied! That’s exactly how I felt last weekend when I got home from our eighth anniversary vacation out west last Saturday. Rather than feeling sad about having to come home and get back to the routine of daily living, I felt encouraged and inspired and ready… Read More

Celebrating 8 Years!

In just a few days, the hubby and I will officially celebrate 8 years of wedded bliss! EIGHT. YEARS. It may not seem like a lot of time to be married to someone in the grand scheme of things, but for us, in many ways it feels like just yesterday that we said “I Do” on the sandy shore of… Read More

On the Road Again

If you’ve been following along with me here for any length of time, you know that travel is a regular part of my life and an activity that I very much appreciate and enjoy as much as possible throughout the year. While in the past traveling was simply recreational, it’s now a routine part of my work-life and fortunately, I transitioned… Read More

Joyful July

The month of July is one that I absolutely LOVE. And for many reasons … For starters, it’s usually the month in Michigan where it actually feels like summer even though summer officially started the month before. The sun shines brighter, the days are warmer, and everything is alive, bursting with energy and vibrant with color. For me, it means… Read More

Goal Accomplished!

On the very last day of May, I returned home from the lake to find my full license for social work, otherwise referred to as an LMSW, in the mailbox! My relief? Priceless. The process of obtaining this official document was three years (2012 – 2015) in the making, spanned across two jobs. I did not start the process immediately… Read More