A device is needed to help us connect but shouldn't be replaced with real in-person interactions to do ALL our connecting. These are 2 reminders that I need in order to live my true and best life offline and in-person.
A year ago I walked the streets of Denmark and my life was in a very different place. I walked those same streets a week ago and I was reminded of how much can change in a year. If the theme of last year was stress and re-direction, the theme of this year was growth and settling.
I love writing and sharing my journey of healing and comfort by God with others. But it's hard and there's a very real cost to sharing your private life in the public sphere.
Some people often ask, "Erin I want to read what you've written!" Well, here are my top 5 articles that I wrote in 2017, based upon engagement and views with some behind-the-scenes info!
The way I respond to God changes my perception of that gift and my experience, though it doesn't change the gift itself, or the gift-giver. Embracing tough circumstances and heart pain with a tiny amount of thankfulness helps me remember that God is good and that he is in control.
I thought I was clinging to God in the world of dating, trusting him and seeking his path for my life. But I wasn't. In all honesty, it was God who was clinging to me.
Recently my church hosted a women's ministry kick-off event where I was one of 3 speakers, sharing a testimony of how I've seen God work in my life. I looked out on the crowd of women mostly in their mid-30s-40s, and several older women and joked that since I was 26 my friends thought I … Continue reading The pains (+joys) of becoming an adult
The mist rose over the water on a perfectly calm lake on a crisp autumn morning. It's so beautiful, I thought. And I wasn't supposed to be here. In fact if the year of 2017 went as "planned" I was to be overseas navigating a new culture and winding through the busy streets of Northern … Continue reading I didn’t expect to find myself here.
I'm not one to make New Years Resolutions, plans, or promises of "change". Actually I'm fairly cynical of such things, and it even took me years (literally) to even enjoy celebrating New Years at all - much thanks to the sweet NYE parties at the annual conference I attend. But two weeks in to 2017 … Continue reading 2017: My Year of “Why Not?”
Spending 4 days in Rousseau at Muskoka Woods was a (winter) dream come true. I'm grateful to work for an organization that deeply cares for its staff - not only our day-to-day work but also our hearts. So at the end of a busy semester of school, escaping away to reflect, and spend time with … Continue reading A Winter Wonderland [Photo Dump]