The last time I was in British Columbia my heart was breaking. I'd like to think I was a victim, but I made some pretty poor choices to get me to that place. No healthy boundaries, unrealistic expectations, and I just couldn't let go. Once you say "I love you" for the first time, in … Continue reading Returning to the mountains: I am new.
Unmet desires (and the associated pain) force us into a place of deep surrender and humility before God. They remind us that our true hope is in Jesus and how he supplies all our needs in every moment. The growth and likeness of Christ that come when we learn how to surrender and to humble ourselves before God and others. That's growth God desires in us every day to make us more like him.
Like most university aged young women I know, I've spent a lot of time thinking about marriage. I've listened to talks about it, read about it, and even watched wedding shows. Yes, that includes almost all 11 seasons of Say Yes to the Dress & its spin-off versions. I've spent hours online looking at wedding … Continue reading Why I Stopped Preparing for Marriage
This quote from Elisabeth Elliot's book Passion and Purity, reflects my life in so many ways. Whether it's a relationship, school assignment or life circumstance I often struggle with finding joy. I get caught up in life circumstances and the emotion that comes along with them, and it's all too easy to loose sight of … Continue reading My Joy is Unspeakable
Relationships are messy, aren't they? The ones in my life seem to be full of expectation because I want things. I desire things from others like love, emotion, time and presence. I expect to receive these things and I earnestly try to return them. I even often feel the most joy when my expectations are … Continue reading A Love Story
Pray: we all go through various seasons in life and God is here for us in every season. Even though God was deserted by his own people who turned away from Him (Genesis 3, Deuteronomy 32:18, Ezekiel 14:5), He never deserted His people. God fought to capture the hearts of His people (Hosea 2:14-23), and … Continue reading How To Combat Lonlieness
I know a girl*, and she dazzles me. I love her hair, the way it curls - the colour that shines in the sunlight. This girl is one of the most generous and loving people I know. She will do anything, for anyone, at anytime. Such a giver and it's such a blessing to those … Continue reading For the Ladies
Lamentations 3:55-57 "I called your name, Lord, from the depths of the pit. You heard my plea: 'Do not close your ears to my cry for relief.' You came near when I called you, and you said, 'Do not fear.'" Have you ever felt like you were in the depths of a pit? Like all … Continue reading Just Let.It.Go.
He loves me, He loves me not. He loves me... But does he? A rush of feeling - a touch of colour. A hope, a future, a fantasy. Swirling thoughts of love engulf my mind until I'm blind... To his silence. I think, for now, I'll wait. Sitting in this garden, until I pick the … Continue reading Flowers