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An Unexpected Kind of Delivery-Room Redemption

So, funny story. In my last blog post, I mentioned in an early-morning letter to this babe just hours before he was born that his story was, indeed, a miracle-story. But more than that, it’s also a redemptive one. In so many ways, through so many tiny little details, God has used Jonathan’s birth to...

Johnson Family, Party of Four

Our entire house was entirely packed up the week before boarding a one-way flight to Maui. Ten years of life and marriage and memories were neatly sorted and labeled and boxed away in a single twenty-foot storage unit. I managed to find a moment alone on that last day, just before we left our high-desert...

Advent is Here!

It’s been pretty quiet around here these last few weeks with our big over-ocean move, setting up a home from scratch (down to the measuring cups), and preparing for our brand new babe any day now. Before I knew it, our first babe turned two (yesterday), and we’re already the second day into Advent! I...

from the ‘gram :: vol. 9

Jordan woke up feverish from his Thanksgiving nap yesterday. I laid in bed last night, snuggling in the dark as his fever crept closer to 103 and he slept on my chest with our almost-fully-cooked second babe moving around within and I thought about that night six years ago. The one when my arms were...

Trading Palms for Pines, Part Three: A Healing Conversation

It’s impossible to articulate the kind of mind-wrestling that has taken place these last six weeks. The constant back-and-forth and checking in and “do we? Don’t we?” questioning and pros and cons lists. When it came down to it, we had two choices: we could believe God to make a way where there was no...

An Unexpected Kind of Delivery-Room Redemption

So, funny story. In my last blog post, I mentioned in an early-morning letter to this babe just hours before he was born that his story was, indeed, a miracle-story. But more than that, it’s also a redemptive one. In so many ways, through so many tiny little details, God has used Jonathan’s birth to...

Johnson Family, Party of Four

Our entire house was entirely packed up the week before boarding a one-way flight to Maui. Ten years of life and marriage and memories were neatly sorted and labeled and boxed away in a single twenty-foot storage unit. I managed to find a moment alone on that last day, just before we left our high-desert...

Advent is Here!

It’s been pretty quiet around here these last few weeks with our big over-ocean move, setting up a home from scratch (down to the measuring cups), and preparing for our brand new babe any day now. Before I knew it, our first babe turned two (yesterday), and we’re already the second day into Advent! I...

from the ‘gram :: vol. 9

Jordan woke up feverish from his Thanksgiving nap yesterday. I laid in bed last night, snuggling in the dark as his fever crept closer to 103 and he slept on my chest with our almost-fully-cooked second babe moving around within and I thought about that night six years ago. The one when my arms were...

Trading Palms for Pines, Part Three: A Healing Conversation

It’s impossible to articulate the kind of mind-wrestling that has taken place these last six weeks. The constant back-and-forth and checking in and “do we? Don’t we?” questioning and pros and cons lists. When it came down to it, we had two choices: we could believe God to make a way where there was no...