The protector

Marriage offers learning opportunities, and Cory and I have experienced several in just less than four months in to this thing. Sometimes we learn about each other, our relationship, or ourselves. A couple weeks ago, I think we both learned about all three of those things. Our wedding ceremony is still pretty fresh in our …

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‘The Wicker Man’

The event of yesterday played out in my head much more comical and chaotic before it happened than it actually was. We bought furniture for our sun room. Online. As in, assemble it ourselves. Anyone without a mechanically inclined background who has had to assemble IKEA furniture or a child's playset knows the struggle that …

What’s in a name?

Because the days are going faster and faster here lately, it seems, I will go ahead and declare this post the last blog post I will make as Monica Spees. As a kid, I didn't hate having an odd last name, but I didn't love it either. As you can imagine, having "pees" in your …

Who’s on first?

The LORD God said, "It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a suitable helper for him."... So the LORD God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep; and while he was sleeping, he took one of the man's ribs and then closed up the place with flesh. …

On perfection

Anyone else have those things as a kid you assumed you'd grow out of when you became an adult, but found out as an adult that you don't grow out of something unless you actively work on growing? Maybe that's confusing. I'll give some examples. Two o'clock in the afternoon: I'm not afraid of the …