Don’t Despise These Long Days Full of Small Things

Your bleary eyes blink open as the morning sun beams through the window. You wake up again, ready for another day that feels exactly like the one before it. Your feet hit the hard floor. Your body is weary, and your mind foggy. And your heart....well, honestly it's had better days. Right now, you're exhausted.… Continue reading Don’t Despise These Long Days Full of Small Things

But Just Wait Until 2017 – Letter to My 22-Year-Old Self

*I hope this post inspires you to remember the history you've built, to recall God's faithfulness in your own life, and to see how far you've come. May this post remind you of your journey, and though it is not the same as mine, may you find inspiration to write your own letter, details of… Continue reading But Just Wait Until 2017 – Letter to My 22-Year-Old Self

What to do when you feel like Mia from the Princess Diaries

It's been one of those weeks. Every single day, something went wrong. I won't mention the day I buttoned my shirt wrong and then actually went out in public without knowing until I looked in a mirror and looked my mortification right in the eyes, mentally retracing every possible person I ran into who may have… Continue reading What to do when you feel like Mia from the Princess Diaries

Never Forget 7/7/07 – Memoirs and Heart Stirrings

Tonight as I curl up to the sound of a raging thunderstorm outside my window, I recall that this day marks 7 years since the day my life changed forever. It was a day that forever marked me and transformed me in a way I never dreamed. It was one of the best days of… Continue reading Never Forget 7/7/07 – Memoirs and Heart Stirrings

Fear, Faith, and Looking at God’s Track-Record

It's one of my biggest struggles. Fear. These days, I've been asking a question. To the Lord. How do you see fear? I want to see that way. Let me not give in to the temptation to look at worry and fear as okay because I'm a woman. Or okay because it's not murder or… Continue reading Fear, Faith, and Looking at God’s Track-Record

time, wisdom, and remembering to abide.

Tonight looks like rain. Steady, pouring, giving-life-to-the-earth rain. Tonight looks like a T-shirt and yoga pants, socks and a messy bun, curled up with a steaming cup of vanilla-chamomile tea. And I'm reminded of how good it feels to just breathe. As I recollect, I realize that so many moments in my day-to-day living are… Continue reading time, wisdom, and remembering to abide.

and everything that’s new has bravely surfaced, teaching us to breathe

"Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed." (John 20:29) It takes a lot of faith to believe having not seen. Some days when I think on the promises God has spoken over me and over my life, I honestly wonder how much longer I can have faith in them when it… Continue reading and everything that’s new has bravely surfaced, teaching us to breathe