It Hurts

Here’s the awful, raw truth – are you ready? Life doesn’t care. Life won’t slow down so you can grieve. Life won’t slow down so you can sit in silence and think. Life won’t slow down when you’ve run out of the tears you thought would never stop coming. Life doesn’t care how many tears […]

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Keep Going

“No more, I quit. I’ve had enough – I wasn’t made for this.” I cannot express to you how many times I’ve just wanted to give up. It seems so easy to just say, nah, I’m not going to try anymore. Each time I begin to feel this way, there’s a very strong pull for […]

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Abundant Living

I just saw someone get hit by a car. What the heck? As I gasped and watched people get out of their cars to go help this girl, I couldn’t stop picturing the way she flew into the air, completely out of control and scarily vulnerable to the pain ensuing in those few panicky moments […]

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This is Where the Healing Begins

There are no words quite right to express the intense, deep, all-consuming love of God – those few words of admiration are about as good as I can get; they don’t do Him justice, and I don’t think anything we ever say will. The goodness, the graciousness, the unfailing-ness, all of it is who Jesus […]

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Redefining Love

As I was walking throughout my day, the theme of selfless love presented itself over and over again. And I began to think – what does that actually look like? What is selfless love? First, I would propose that there is no real love that is not selfless. Selfish love cannot exist – it’s an […]

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Broken People Will Be Broken People

I’ve grown very expectant of the ways in which I believe other people should act. So much so, in fact, that I have begun judging, and I mean judging a lot. I can’t seem to escape the snares of judgement, gossip, and being offended. Constantly, I am caught up in reminding myself how I’m actually […]

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You’re Not Like Everyone Else, and That’s Okay

I had a revelation this morning as I was on my way to (a way too early morning, in my opinon) church choir practice. It was simply this – I can’t be everything for everybody. As simply obvious as that sounds, it caught me by surprise when I heard God whisper this little idea into […]

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The Key to Happiness?

Everyone aspires to happiness. Really it’s the question of the age how to reach it.

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In the Spirit of the Season

I’ve decided to hash out my ideas of what real love looks like – which, shockingly, doesn’t quite line up with Hallmark’s happy facade.

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