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.
Sometimes we need deep courage. When we get out of bed. When we walk into work. On the phone with our mom. Facing that friend. Going to church. Life isn't easy. Lately for me, I've needed deep courage in ballet class. Leotards and tights. Buns and ballet slippers. What was once an excitement and highlight … Continue reading Deep Courage when Fear + Insecurity Strikes
Passion has never usually been a problem for me. I was the girl who cared. I cared about the environment. I cared about suffering. I cared about injustice. I cared about my friends, and school, and city. I cared about justice. I cared about causes. Most university students I know care about causes. I went … Continue reading Passion, please burn
Summer is glorious. My summer was restful, beautiful, joy-filled, and fun. I spent time in gardens, long-missed cities, and with dear old friends. My mind is filled with thousands of snapshots that I wish I could share, but here's 7 for now.
Being fatherless on father's day, may be a time filled with grief and sadness. It may be a time of hope and thanksgiving. A chance to serve others. But whatever it's like for you, seek to spend time with your eternal Father, for he loves you deeply and meets you where you're at.
I know, I last wrote about fighting discouragement and doubt. No doubt, there were challenges this past year. Yet I'm thankful for them because God has done an incredible work in my life. Little deposits of grace have built up, and now looking back I can reap the rewards. Little deposits of mercy have brought … Continue reading My Cup Overflows
I'm about ready to give up. Yep, there I said it. It's been this nagging feeling at the back of my mind all year, but honestly, I've been too afraid to voice it. Not trying to complain here, but in more than one area of my life I've been facing massive discouragement. I'm discouraged at … Continue reading Fighting Discouragement and Doubt
Our natural inclination is to be so precise—trying always to forecast accurately what will happen next—that we look upon uncertainty as a bad thing. We think that we must reach some predetermined goal, but that is not the nature of the spiritual life. The nature of the spiritual life is that we are certain in … Continue reading The blessing of Gracious Uncertainty
I love reading the goals of other bloggers - perhaps its just because I'm always questioning my priorities in life. Am I focusing on the right things? Am I letting life pass me by? I want to write some goals that I have for October so that I can remember to fit meaningful and restful … Continue reading October Goals & September Photographs
Even though my birthday was almost a month ago now, there was a funny episode that I probably won't forget for a while - and neither will my friends. I am someone who LOVES birthdays. I love planning parties, surprises, and getting cake and treats for others. Birthdays are special and unique and I think … Continue reading I bought my own birthday cake :/