So you're on the last straw and you don't know what to do or where to turn. You find yourself (your sanity and hope, that is) slipping away, but at this point you're so drained that it doesn't even matter. Nothing matters.... except that you've been damaged by life's bitter touch and when you look … Continue reading There’s no “I” in Gospel
And so she bloomed..... Into the flower she'd always wanted to be. The warm, life-giving rays of the Son engulfed her as she protruded the earth. Forever nourished by the eternal well, she will never thirst again. Planted and standing firmly on the rock, she will endure every storm. A She'd never known what she … Continue reading She Bloomed
What are cherries to me? Before today, absolutely nothing. I've never been particularly keen on the taste, except for cherry-flavored candy maybe, and the seeds always kind of freaked me out. It's the type of "snack" that I'd only eat after all of my other favorites were done, if even then. Needless to say, I … Continue reading Cherry Pie
You know that song by Green Day? This is not about that. It's about disappointment and how it can be like poison to our hope, a dream killer. It cuts deep, like a knife, and can leave some really ugly scars if neglected for too long, damaging our ability to hope for better days, dream … Continue reading Boulevard of Broken Dreams
Yes, I am quite aware that I'm still technically "young," but we learn as we grow, so don't discredit me just yet. As I've matured both in faith and age, I've learned several lessons that would have made my pre-twenty-two years a lot easier. These are things that I've really had to push myself to … Continue reading 10 Things I’d tell my Younger Self
For the past couple of weeks, I've been struggling with understanding my purpose in this season. I graduated from college in the spring, started a new job, and moved to another state. I had absolutely no desire to do the latter but thought God wanted it of me, so I did. One of my close … Continue reading Why am I here, Lord?
I often become lost in the madness of my own thoughts. I find myself worrying about what might happen tomorrow, in a week, or years from now. And then, it's like I'm drowning in a sea of what if's. What if I fail? What if my dad dies? What if I travel on my own … Continue reading What if it Doesn’t?