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.”

#SayYesToAbundance2018

since the first few weeks in january, you’ve seen me use the hashtag SayYesToAbundance2018. but what is saying yes to abundance? and why this year? it’s knowing that a full life isn’t a perfect life. God came to give us joy, but not a life that makes us boast of our own achievements and blessings,Continue reading “#SayYesToAbundance2018”

let’s dance, stand, and run!

Today Dance Stand Run launches into the world! *insert dancing emoji here* If you haven’t heard of Jess Connolly, she is a sweet daughter of God, wife, Momma, author, speaker, and business woman. I first heard of her via Hannah Brencher’s Instagram when HB got Jess’ first book she coauthored, Wild and Free. I readContinue reading “let’s dance, stand, and run!”

dorm sweet dorm 

Since I pressed Publish last, my summer of life change, travels, and preparation flew right before my eyes and all of a sudden — I’m here! At the school I’ve been dreaming of! Running late to class with the best of them! I moved in to the dorms a week and a half ago (itContinue reading “dorm sweet dorm “

on the promises of growth and green fields.

You can find this post at it’s original home, and other favorite place to hang out on cyberspace, The Rising!  big thanks to Phil Frigon for letting me use his stunning photos!  Every spring in the Flint Hills of Kansas, when wind is unusually slow and the promise of summer introduces itself once again with eachContinue reading “on the promises of growth and green fields.”

saying yes to being eternally set free

[post originally published at my favorite home-away-from-home, The Rising.] What does freedom in Christ mean? If I am free, then why is it not okay to do whatever I feel like doing? If freedom doesn’t mean that I can do whatever I want, then what is it for? Galatians 5:1 says, “For freedom Christ hasContinue reading “saying yes to being eternally set free”

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”

what i read in february

This month puts my tally to seven books so far this year! I am passionate about each of these books on my shelf this month. The common threads, unintentionally, have been solitude, idolatry, technology addiction, pressing against lies, ministering with compassion. These books have made me wonder why people don’t read and how in the worldContinue reading “what i read in february”

intro to vision board-ing.

Making vision boards is something that I have only habitually done since this past Autumn, right before my school semester got cranked up and I needed some focus and direction as I looked into the days ahead. It has always been revitalizing for me to work with my hands. I love painting, knitting, and findingContinue reading “intro to vision board-ing.”