A Sam Adams Kind of Christian

*Before you read this post, all I ask is that if you have something to say about something you read, please read the post in its entirety, before sharing your opinions. Please read the whole post, and note what I have said, not what I have not said.* As a 16-year-old, I wanted fire. I… Continue reading A Sam Adams Kind of Christian

To My Sisters Waiting for A Baby, From Your Pregnant Friend

I woke up the Saturday morning before Father's Day, and unwrapped a little purple box. My husband was at work, so it was the perfect time. I had wondered about how amazing it would be if our dream came true just in time to surprise my husband with a "Happy Father's Day!" For several months,… Continue reading To My Sisters Waiting for A Baby, From Your Pregnant Friend

How to Celebrate a Rejoicing Friend While Your Own Heart is Breaking, and Vice Versa

Welcome to adulthood, where no one is ever in the same life stage at the same time again. Childhood is the one and only part of life we were all in the same life stage: school. The sense of camaraderie of our school days is not appreciated until we are well into adulthood, realizing how… Continue reading How to Celebrate a Rejoicing Friend While Your Own Heart is Breaking, and Vice Versa

When I Followed My Trembling Heart

In the summer, you can sometimes feel the daily variance of the weather in your own soul. Florida can capture the heart like that. One particular summer held for me much more than a moodiness tied to the ever-changing skies, however. It held a journey, a pilgrimage, magnetically pulling me in, yet causing my heart to tremble. I'm… Continue reading When I Followed My Trembling Heart

My Struggle with Me [How Imposter Syndrome & Self Hatred Fuel Each Other]

Today I am well dressed, mostly content, munching on a homemade blueberry pop tart. And I feel like the biggest imposter you ever did see. It’s a feeling that stops by for a visit every now and then, more frequently than I’d like, especially in the past few years. It becomes more typical. I now expect to feel… Continue reading My Struggle with Me [How Imposter Syndrome & Self Hatred Fuel Each Other]

The Sweet Seasons, Not Needing God, and How 3 Words Change Everything

There are three words that could forever change the way we live our lives, if we knew that we would hear them at the end of it all, when all's been said and done. These words could propel us into wildly seeking God with all of our hearts in every season of our lives, if… Continue reading The Sweet Seasons, Not Needing God, and How 3 Words Change Everything

The Monday After the Miracle: When Holidays are Hard

I have to be honest. Yesterday, along with the rest of social media, I posted an Easter photo of my husband and I. The reasoning is simple. On holidays, people like to see family photos. That's the way it is. So I posted the photo. What everyone who saw that photo didn't see was the heart… Continue reading The Monday After the Miracle: When Holidays are Hard

the first month of marriage: 17 things i’ve learned

Netflix TV series are a world of their own and become a way to relax on weeknights. I have been converted over to this world where in my previous life I watched only the occasional movie. Lesson: Adapt to a new routine. It’s quite enjoyable. Leisurely weekend breakfasts are the perfect time to engage in… Continue reading the first month of marriage: 17 things i’ve learned

I Worried My Way Through My First 25 Years

And it's quite embarrassing now. In third grade, I worried about getting braces like all the other kids. All my friends were getting them. I didn't want to be left out. Me and my friends who didn't have them yet turned paperclips into "fake" braces. Every day I made sure to slide my little paperclip onto… Continue reading I Worried My Way Through My First 25 Years

So You’re About to Quit – the Job, the Relationship, the Situation – but What if You Didn’t Run?

I’m 25, I’m not always brave, but I might know a thing or two about doing hard things. Recently I walked through a tough situation that had me stressed for a week straight. It also had me in tears more than I would have liked. I won’t go in to the details of that situation,… Continue reading So You’re About to Quit – the Job, the Relationship, the Situation – but What if You Didn’t Run?