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
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
I always read stories (true stories) of crazy miracles happening in people's lives and God breaking in at just the right time. Just when they thought all was lost, a miracle happens and it is so evident because of the drastic contrast between the before and after of the miracle. I read these stories, and… Continue reading When the Answer is No, or when there is No Answer.
I fall in love with it every year. It's not my favorite season, but I always grow to love it. It's because during the winter I feel the nearness of the Lord's presence and warmth in a very tender way that is different than spring, summer and fall. I draw so near to Him in… Continue reading Winter, Stillness, and the God who Doesn’t Change
Remember those moments in your childhood when you asked mom or dad for something, and the answer you got was "Not yet"? What were the emotions upon hearing that response? Anxious, restless, upset. Maybe if you're like me, you wondered how in the world you were ever going to make it until that piece of… Continue reading The Beauty of “Not Yet”
So I'm just rollin along, living the life that's been set in front of me, thinking how different "actual" life is from the life I always pictured. That's how it always works, isn't it? Just to be honest, back when I was 16 or so, I expected right now to be married, maybe even with… Continue reading Getting Back to What’s Real
I always feel the tug. I feel it no matter how torn my heart is in a million different directions, how crazy the distractions are, how foggy and distant I seem to be from Him, how out of reach of my First Love, the Prize of my Life, My Treasure....I feel the tug. This tug… Continue reading heartstrings.
I'm turning 23 in a month. There are dreams in me that I long to see fulfilled, that just aren't happening. I have old journals full of pages of promises God gave, that I banked on. Of dreams God planted in me, that I counted on. Where are these promises? Where are all these dreams? Where… Continue reading impossible hope.
That weather outside...it makes me act strange. Or maybe I can't blame the weather. Maybe it's just really my heart. That cold, windy, drizzly chill, it just makes me want to run. And today that's what I did. Literally. I walked out the door of my friends' cozy house to be greeted by an ice-cold… Continue reading running, fighting, and a whisper
"Why is everything so beautiful?" That thought must have run through my mind 20 times on my walk today. Everything was just so beautiful and it's like I was seeing with new eyes. The way the sunlight was making the leaves glimmer and the wind was making them dance...was making me cry. Yahweh. He dreamed… Continue reading because he doesn’t have to, but he does
I had a vision of the USA dangling on strings from the top of a huge skyscraper. You could tell that there used to be many strong ropes holding it, and keeping it from falling/collapsing. In fact, it used to be not even dangling, but solid, steady and established, above the skyscraper.But now as I… Continue reading let’s be the generation that will shift america