Category: faith + life

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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....

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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...

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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...

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“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...

choosing joy still

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...