Come as You Are

In driving to Spain for the conference this last week, we passed a lot of McDonald’s. They have an interesting ad campaign that has caught my eye many times. Most of the restaurants have “Venez comme vous êtes” written somewhere on a billboard or window. This translates to “come as you are,” and it seemed […]


As stated before, I absolutely love it here. There is only one thing I could think of that I would like to change – the color of our license plate. Our license plate is red, and while I have nothing against that color, I have seen no other license plates that are red. With all […]

Goodness of God

My Thanksgiving blog post is coming a little early this year, as lately God has been teaching me about being thankful. 🙂 I can say so far, spending this school year in France, I am very genuinely thankful. I can’t go a day without praising the Lord for our sweet cat, the beautiful weather, precious […]

Life Changes

Last Thursday, I had one of those moments when my mind seemed to leave my body and I just thought, “Where in the world am I?” I was volunteering with the local Red Cross unit, sitting with some sweet people that had Alzheimer’s, and telling them about my life in Texas. It was such a […]

You Say

I am currently sitting at the kitchen table in our home in the picturesque town of Meulan, France. The windows and doors are wide open, the sun is shining, and no bugs are flying in. This morning, Mom, Max, and I walked to the farmer’s market that is right by the Seine. We bought some […]

Mess Like Me

This beautiful song by Lindsay McCaul begins with these lyrics: Some days the sun shines bright And I’m up on top of the world Next day those clouds roll in  And in the rain pours down on this girl I don’t know if I have ever heard something that could describe me better. Some days, […]