sing a loud song of redemption

I was able to attend my home church a few weeks ago and a lady in the congregation approached me to congratulate me on Zach and I’s engagement. She concluded by saying, “God certainly provides doesn’t He?” Lately I’ve felt guilty when I might lean on the side of “oversharing” in conversations face to faceContinue reading “sing a loud song of redemption”

you deserve a seat here.

We were sitting in a nonuniform circle, partaking in the awkward string of first day of class introductions and stirrings in office chairs. It’s my intro to digital photo class. My professor is from India and he has the richest, most beautiful accent. One after another my classmates say, “This is my first official classContinue reading “you deserve a seat here.”

a letter to the wanderer. 

Hey there, wanderer.   I call you a wanderer because that something that binds my heart with yours. We both know what it’s like to walk away from all that is holy and come back with empty arms and hearts. It’s something that breaks my heart over yours. I wish that you would look upContinue reading “a letter to the wanderer. “

the secret to finding holy rest

In 2 Chronicles, there are two battles that are told side by side that note two important components of the Christian life. We can’t afford to only see each of them individually, but to open the eyes of our hearts to both of them in order to more fully see the truth of who weContinue reading “the secret to finding holy rest”

your 365 step guide to a powerful new year

Glory, hallelujah for January 1! How does it feel to be settling into a new chapter? We are reaching nine full days in 2017. I don’t know about you, but the first week of the new year I believe that almost anything is possible. I can write the book. I can shed the weight. IContinue reading “your 365 step guide to a powerful new year”

how to be light when you don’t feel light.

It is the holiday season. Turkeys are being devoured, families are gathering, and in the luckiest places, snow is falling. Across the world, these next few months of holidays are known as the most wonderful time of the year. I hope that this note finds you feeling that cliché down in your bones. I hopeContinue reading “how to be light when you don’t feel light.”

the story of a dusty draft coming to life.

Over a year ago, I started writing a post in my WordPress drafts about loving myself, and people, without filters. I boxed away the concept and let it sit there for too many months, not even wanting to face the subject. It was too much work (as if writing about topics that truly matter isContinue reading “the story of a dusty draft coming to life.”

peace, packing light, and baby steps

If we were to have a coffee date, and I would look in your eyes, this is what I would say that I’ve been learning and this is where I am coveting your prayers. I would look like a hot mess, because I am tired. But I’d have a sparkle in my eye — becauseContinue reading “peace, packing light, and baby steps”

a prayer for the spiritually dry.

Dear God, May I always see you as holy. I am not worthy to ask of You for anything, but Your Son did what it took to make this possible, so here I am, clumsy and trusting that confidence is what You have fought for. Thank-you for answering so many of my heart cries. HelpContinue reading “a prayer for the spiritually dry.”

for the girl who wants a love story.

Rejection comes in a thousand disguises, but it almost always feels the same. That guy that you never thought you would care for might dismiss you and reduce you to a smirk with no more hellos. When you see that old face again you might feel like his ex-girlfriend from high school that wore hisContinue reading “for the girl who wants a love story.”