Homesick

Today, I was sitting in my favorite coffee shop, and I felt a pang in my heart – an indescribable longing I hadn’t really experienced before. I have seen people excited for the Kingdom to come, and I have read about Paul’s passion to be in the arms of Jesus, but never had I experienced […]

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Reckless Love

“Oh, the overwhelming, never ending, reckless love of God. Oh, it chases me down, fights till I’m found, leaves the ninety-nine. I couldn’t earn it, I don’t deserve it, still You give Yourself away. Oh, the overwhelming, never ending, reckless love of God.” The lyrics to this song have been rolling around in my mind […]

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What are we even doing?

A preface to this post: I’m very passionate about fighting to end human trafficking, but I want to say, none of this is meant to condemn anyone, it’s meant to share what’s really going on. If you have any questions about how to get involved, please reach out and get involved with an organization working […]

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Where You Find Your Worth

I often find myself wondering what I’m really worth. The world tells us all that being confident in ourselves, being content in who we were created to be, is ridiculous – that we should always be striving to look better, be more agreeable, and fit the norm. And it doesn’t matter that we’re told to […]

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#pornkillslove

***TRIGGER WARNING*** Know that, though there is no explicit detail in this post, some of the statistics could be triggering to individuals, so be aware whilst reading this if you know that an article about pornography could trigger you. I want to preface this post by saying that researching this topic and raising awareness about […]

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Shame

I don’t know that there’s anything more painful or anything more common than the horrible, destructive power of shame. Shame researcher Brené Brown defines shame as, “the intensely painful feeling or experience of believing that we are flawed and therefore unworthy of love and belonging – something we’ve experienced, done, or failed to do makes […]

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Battling Rejection

I think nearly everything we struggle with, specifically in relationships, but honestly just in general, can be boiled down to this one fear: rejection. What do you think of when you read that word? A person, a situation, a fear? Whatever it is, it’s painful because rejection is the greatest slap in the face anyone […]

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The Perils of Change

“I wish things would just slow down.” I cannot tell you how many times I’ve thought this. Looking back at the last few months of my life, I’ve just been going and going and going. Change after change has flown in my face from my job to school to hobbies to relationships – it’s completely […]

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Who’s In Control?

Where do you think you will be in five years? I cannot, for the life of me, answer that question. People ask me what I want to do next year, and I think I know, but I’m not totally positive, and I’m rushing around to find the right answers. Do you understand that feeling? Let’s […]

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Imperfection

Let’s be real for a minute – I’ve been excited about 2018 for a looong time; it’s a big year for me academically, spiritually, emotionally, relationally… But more than that, I think I’ve always convinced myself that the beginning of the year is a start over, a renewing moment, where basically everything changes for the […]

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