2020 in the Breaking

As I sit here with a dull ache in my chest and a heaviness on my mind, I don’t fully know what to write. How do you put into words a year that went so wrong? How do you summarize the canceled plans, unexpected tragedy, the worldwide brokenness into one blogpost by one insignificant person?… Continue reading 2020 in the Breaking

Where do we go from here?

My house is peacefully quite this Wednesday morning. I’m watching the chilly November sun rise as I am warmed by a fuzzy blanket, a big cup of coffee, and my worn out Bible in my lap. This serenity is threatened by every pop up notification on my phone and the small itching in me to… Continue reading Where do we go from here?

More Patience

My dad always jokingly told me to never pray for patience. He’d laugh and say I’d be put in the most trying situations should I be praying for patience. I think he knew I’d struggle to handle it with grace as I easily became frustrated in slow traffic, projects that took longer than my allotted… Continue reading More Patience

More Peace

If there ever was an antonym to 2020, it would probably be peace. While we all went into the year excited, the hopes of the return of the glamorous roaring 20s were quickly dashed. First there was the threat of World War III and the Australian wildfires. Soon after, the corona virus pandemic took over.… Continue reading More Peace

Hungry for More

“You should come tonight! I wanna hear your thoughts on the Holy Spirit.” “Oh no,” I thought as I inwardly shuddered. I had teetered on whether or not to go to small group that evening and this text from a wife of one of the pastor’s at my church honestly didn’t encourage me to go.… Continue reading Hungry for More

Miracles in the Everyday

Anyone who has even partially heard of the life of Jesus can’t deny how incredible were his works and teaching. In fact, many who don’t recognize him as deity still see him as a great teacher and miracle worker. For those who believe in him as part of the Trinity, therefore being God himself, his… Continue reading Miracles in the Everyday

Take Me to Church

When I rededicated my life to Christ a few years ago, I bought into a lie that seems to be a prevalent mindset for those who are young in their commitment to following Jesus. I believed I didn’t need the church. I believed I could get just as close to God through my own study… Continue reading Take Me to Church

Free Indeed

What does enforcement of face coverings, protest, and Independence Day have in common? I’ll tell you. The concept of freedom. We want to be free to go in public without a mask, free to protest whatever we believe in without consequences, and free as Americans because of the victory in the American revolution. But do… Continue reading Free Indeed

Love and Judgment

In each situation, I tried to maintain my composure as my friends came out to me. I knew what my church, my parents, my Bible, and my God said about this. But I love these people. I love them so incredibly deeply. I didn’t know how to react. I’m going to guess I’m not the… Continue reading Love and Judgment

Hero

“She needed a hero, so that’s what she became.” “I complete me.” “You alone are enough. You have nothing to prove to anybody.” These and more quotes like these were notes I jotted down in a quotation journal of sorts I maintained while going through my divorce. They sustained me through the heart wrenching process.… Continue reading Hero