Food for Thought

Here, we step back and reflect the big pictures and purposes of life to explore the meaningful. There’s lots of mess and challenge, but beautiful things can come out of it. Search with us.

Yep. We go to counselling. I spent 10 years in the dating world searching for and imagining my perfect husband. Justin spent 3 years married to someone else before he married me. And he’s never casually dated. Ever. (how we ended up together is a whole other story for another day.) Needless to say, we each bring our own history and relational dynamics to our marriage. So there we are in a counselling session. We sit awkwardly holding hands on faded floral couches with our McDonald’s...

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  Ever feel like everything is pointless? Meaningless? Ever get overwhelmed and wonder why you're even trying? Seriously, though... We work hard, life moves fast, we forget things, we achieve things, and at the end of the day when we lay in bed and shut our eyes, what lasts? What’s here today is gone tomorrow. Our first job, our first car, our spring garden, maybe even our first love. Why does anything actually matter? Stay with us here. You...

Ok - that title is a little tongue in cheek:) Seriously though - I LOVE coffee. In fact, as we were doing our research preparing to launch United and Untied, one topic that was most requested from people who knew me well was tips and tricks on how I've learned to make coffee! I'll admit - I have learned a lot about making coffee over the years and am definitely happy to share! But how does that fit into the big picture here? Isn't this blog about exploring...

    How did 2017 start for you? Remember your New Years Day for a minute. How did you feel? What were you thinking? Doing? The optimism that people sometimes share when reviewing their past year and looking ahead to make the new year "the best ever" and "own it" is great. And it's amazing how fresh January can feel, right? But... our reality is; tomorrow isn't so certain. 2016 reminded me of something critically...