Fighting When There’s Nothing Left.

This post was originally published for The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology. You can view the original post here. “When the people we love or with whom we have a deep connection stop caring, stop paying attention, stop investing, and stop fighting for the relationship, trust begins to slip away and hurt starts seeping in.” […]

My Summer in the South: Unresolved Endings.

“When God is going to do something wonderful, He or She always starts with a hardship; when God is going to do something amazing, He or She starts with an impossibility.” – Anne Lamott This past weekend, I psyched myself up for a solo camping trip to the Outer Banks in North Carolina. I wanted […]

So Much More Than Fat.

I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;     your works are wonderful,     I know that full well. – Psalm 139:14 I have known all my life that I was a fat girl. Few have let me forget it. Classmates, guys I’ve crushed on, boyfriends, and the rest of western culture and media have […]

My Summer in the South: Sweat and Strength.

  “He gives power to the weak     and strength to the powerless.” – Isaiah 40:29 (NLT) As a poor grad student living in one of the most expensive cities in the United States, I don’t have the privilege of belonging to a gym. There are more important things I spend my money on…like rent and groceries. Being […]

My Summer in the South: Healing and Change.

“And take my past And take my sense Like an empty sail takes the wind And heal, heal, heal, heal” – Tom Odell, Heal Before I left Seattle, my heart was broken. Rather, I broke my own heart by making an incredibly difficult and painful decision. Sometimes, in order for growth to take place, necessary measures need to […]

My Summer in the South: Fireflies and an Aching Heart.

“When I study and understand my life story, I can then join God as a coauthor. I don’t have to settle for merely being a reader of my life; God calls me to be a writer of my future.” – Dan. B Allender, To Be Told I’m spending my summer in the south! … Well, technically I’m […]