Category: faith

heart abandoned

Yesterday was Easter Sunday. And as I reflected on all that meant throughout the days leading up to it, I realized how guilty I felt. I have become so consumed with busyness, with wedding...

in the middle of the storm

This morning I pulled back my curtains to see the sun peeking through the clouds, it’s beaming light cutting through the haze. I threw on my tennis shoes and went for a run down...

step into the light

There was a time when I found myself on the cold concrete of my kitchen floor. I was navigating through a time of confusion – or despair, rather – in regards to my physical health. It happened...

beautiful things

“You make beautiful things, you make beautiful things out of the dust. You make beautiful things, you make beautiful things out of us.” – Gungor, Beautiful Things I wrote this post yesterday, but the day...

I am not perfect

I am not perfect. My life is messy. As much as I try to control it, I can’t. I often start things I do not finish. Sometimes I cry for no reason at all....

new year; still me

It’s a new year. January 1. The time of resolutions, of new dreams, of plans for the future. It’s around this time each year that I become even more ambitious. My dreams that have...

today I am 30

Today I am 30. Last night, surrounded by friends I celebrated three decades of life and truly felt celebrated. I am so grateful for the friends and just amazing community the Lord has blessed...

“house on fire, leave it all behind you.”

“House on fire, leave it all behind you.” – Jose Gonzalez Those lyrics came to mind when Clay texted me these pics we snapped tonight.  I finally took a step outside the house after...

today I have surgery: choosing joy

Today I have surgery. It will be the second in two months. Just days after I got engaged, I had major gum surgery. And now just days before my 30th birthday I will have...

never too late to be brand new

I woke up this morning, pulled back my curtains, and saw this sight: a fresh new sun rising outside my window. the beauty of a new day dawning. I thought of all it symbolizes: a...