A Love Story: Her Version, pt. 2

If you missed part one, you can read it here.

So after a long week without hearing anything, I figured that he was not interested. But then the day after we got back from our trip, he Skyped me randomly and we talked for about an hour! I was over the moon!

One of my best friends was staying with me for a good portion of the summer and her and I started Skyping Nick almost every day. The three of us talked, laughed, and discussed theology. It was such a good way to get to know Nick a little more in a very casual setting.

When my friend left, I was a little worried that Nick and I would stop talking. Or that he would want to keep Skyping her, not me! However, she went back home and Nick kept calling me!

In August, school started up again and Nick came back out to school. The first week of school was dreadful. I did not hear anything from Nick so I thought he must have seen me in person and changed his mind about me!

Then one day, he texts me and asks if I want to hang out! YES. It was our first time hanging out one-on-one. We played Scrabble on our first “hang out” and it was horribly awkward and incredibly fun!

From there, we started hanging out on a regular basis. He and I would sit and talk in a booth in our cafeteria between classes. I loved hearing his heart for the Lord and seeing the way that he thought through things.

There is a funny story of how Nick asked my dad permission to date me, but I am trying to keep this post at about two minutes so I am not going to include it. 

In October, Nick asked me if I would go to the fall party with him at our school and a couple of days later he asked me if I would start a relationship with him. I don’t remember a word of what he said – but I knew that he was someone who wanted to pursue Christ as much as I did and that he wanted to honor Him in this relationship.

We were 18 and 19 years old, so we did not “officially” date for about six more months. Our parents knew that we had a long time to go before we could possibly get married and wisely asked us to take things slowly.

From there, we just spent a lot of time hanging out with my family and hanging out with other friends. I started to see Nick’s sincere heart for the Lord and was attracted to his gentle and kind spirit. I am so thankful that the Lord brought us together!

Stay tuned for Nick’s version of the love story!

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At the 1940′s themed fall event // Our first date at the LA Philharmonic!



A Love Story: Her Version

I met my husband Nick when I was a freshman at The Master’s College. He teases me because I just thought of him as a friend initially. He was shorter than me and younger than me and it honestly did not cross my mind to think of him in a romantic way! (Sorry, babe!)

We had mutual friends and all of us would hang out in a group. We had hilarious game nights, late night taco runs, and even a trip to Disneyland together. We all had a really good time hanging out together and are all still very close to this day!

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First trip to Disneyland // Wedding Party // We are all still friends!


Almost exactly four years ago, Nick and I had our first one on one conversation. I was supposed to go to the beach with my two best friends, but I had stayed home to help my mom get ready for Easter. Nick and I had been chatting on Skype, when he suggested that we video chat. I think we talked for an hour that first time.

Up until that point, we had talked a lot but only in a group setting. During that conversation, Nick told me about his desire to be a pastor and it was the first time that I heard about his passion for ministry. I came away from that conversation thinking, Wow, he is an awesome guy and I love his heart for the Lord.

The next day was Easter and Nick was supposed to come over to my family’s home to celebrate (along with several other college students). I found myself checking my phone constantly to see if he was on his way. That is weird, I thought. I have never been anxious/nervous to see him before. That was the first time that I realized I was interested in him.

There was only a month of school left at that point and throughout the last month I did not have a lot of opportunity to talk to him. I knew that he was going back to New Hampshire for the summer and I did not think we would talk at all.

Nick left for the summer and I was very sad. I knew that he had no idea that I was interested in him. I did not initiate talking to him at all because I did not want to manipulate the situation at all and I wanted to know that if something happened that it was not my doing it was the Lord’s. I don’t know if I would counsel that to everyone, it was just a personal decision I had made.

About a week after he left, he randomly video Skyped me. We talked for an hour (maybe even two!) and I was in heaven! I was leaving for a week trip with my family and I casually let him know that we would be in the car for long hours and I would probably be bored… so if he wanted to text me… He did not get the hint…I spent a very long week hoping that he would text me.

To be continued…



When I am Frustrated: 4 Reminders from My {Sweet} Husband


  1. It is not about you - He says this in the kindest way possible, but he does remind me that it is not about me. It is about the Lord and what He wants. When I get frustrated, it is because things have not gone the way I wanted.
  2. The Lord has His own timing - We may not always agree,but the Lord will accomplish what He wants to in His timing. If there is one thing that we have learned in the past year of marriage, it is that the Lord always works things out and it is always better than we could have planned.
  3. Your ultimate purpose is to glorify the Lord - I am called to honor the Lord no matter how things turn out. I am not always in control of my circumstances, but I am in control of my attitude towards them.
  4. Have you gone before the Lord about this? - Often times when I get frustrated about something it is a direct result of a lack of prayer or a lack of time spent with the Lord. My sweet husband reminds me that I need to take things to the Lord first.

I am thankful for a husband who is patient and points me back to Christ! And also for a husband who lets me blog about him! ;-) Thanks, husband! I love you!


Missions Mondays #2

Today is the second Missions Mondays! Thank you to those of you who linked up your blog posts! The link will be open all week, so add your links below.

There were two posts that I especially enjoyed from last week’s link up and I wanted to make sure that you got the chance to check them out!

Read about Beka’s passion for missions —> here

Check out ways that you can help end human trafficking —> here 

Missions Mondays

Spread the word! Tweet, Instagram, Pin, or share this photo! Let’s get the word out about this link-up!

Missions Mondays is a way to share what we are learning about missions and to encourage one another in the goal of reaching others for Christ.

Link up a specific blog post that you have written (at any point) so that others may be challenged by what you are learning.

1. Click on “Click here to enter” and follow the prompts to add your post.

2. Visit other blogs and learn about what the Lord is teaching them.

3. Share your blog posts on Twitter or Instagram using #missionsmondays.


Thank You Lord for Trials

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Ephesians 5:20

It is easy to give thanks for the good things in our life.

I found myself saying to my husband the other night that I am so thankful for something. I can’t even recall what it was exactly – our apartment or a date night or a good job. As the words were coming out of my mouth, I realized  that it is not much effort to thank God for the blessings He has given me.

But if Scripture says give thanks always and for everything and give thanks in all circumstances, then I should be thanking the Lord for even the “bad” things.

This is where the rubber meets the road in my walk with the Lord. Sometimes it is physically painful for me to thank the Lord for certain things.

Thank you Lord that we have bills to pay.

Thank you Lord that I am going through a trial right now. 

Thank you Lord that I do always not get what I want. 

Thank you Lord that I didn’t get my dream job. 

Thank you Lord that my husband is busy with school. 

I wish I could say that my prayers are filled with thankfulness like that. Unfortunately, my prayers are so often filled with thanks for the good gifts – not thanks for everything. I was convicted that I need to be thanking the Lord for everything. 

My husband challenged me to make a list everyday of things that I am thankful for. Everyday I have to write down a few things that I am thankful for and I can’t repeat them. I am taking him up on that challenge. Every day when I post I will include a few of those things that I am thankful for. Who wants to do it with me?

What are you thankful for?

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