The following is something I wrote back in April of 2015. I came here with the intention of sharing something poignant, and it seems like this is the best lead in. I grow tired of trying to convince myself of everything everyone else sees in me.we’re doing it, baby we’re doing the things we said … Continue reading See Everything Everyone Else
I've been running a lot lately. For the last 10 weeks, actually. It started with a local 10k, which led to another 10k, and a husband inspired to train for a marathon (thanks, Chip Gaines). So for the last 8 weeks especially, I've been intentionally training and putting in the miles. I don't know what … Continue reading Running, Running.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D6oaIrY2Yoo Go ahead and listen to this as you read. Then watch it at the end for good measure. Sometimes seasons of life come with confusion. You take a risk, jump in, only to find that what you thought would be an exciting and soul-filling swim turned out to either be a puddle, or … Continue reading Sing My Way Back
Excited about the future and all the p o s s i b i l i t i e s. There’s so much I don’t know, so much I can’t guess. But I’m ready to try. I think that one of the beautiful things about living is we get to choose to experience things. We … Continue reading April 13th, 2016
Today I am thankful for God's little gifts throughout the day, at the moments I needed them most, reminding me that no matter what is happening around me: following Him is the way to perfect peace. "You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you." -Isaiah 26:3 NIV … Continue reading I Know God is With Me
You've been stuck inside your house for so long you can't remember what the sun feels like. Everything starts feeling really heavy. You want to sleep, but you also don't, you feel like everything's falling apart. Do you know what I mean? Suddenly it makes sense to throw a 3 year old style tantrum and … Continue reading What I do when I’m losing my mind.
I'm sitting in the cold church, with my laptop, on an office chair, at the table that usually holds snacks on Sunday mornings and chatting teens on Friday nights; my husband is painting the nursery just down the hall. It's 8:46 pm and I'm working on theology homework, thinking about curriculum within ministry, pondering what … Continue reading Walk.
Wanting so desperately to be heard in a world full of voices speaking so loudly, I find myself wondering: How can I speak loudly enough to be heard? How can I move mountains with a faith that is so small? How is God so backwards, and still my soul longs after His ways? What in the world … Continue reading May 9th, 2016
We all have a story to tell. Mine may not seem to be anything wild or exciting from the outside. But when I look deeper, I see a thread of grace being woven through my story and ultimately connecting me to the Great Story of all time. I've written a lot in my past, gone … Continue reading A New Voice