You Are Enough For Me.

Sometimes, I wish I had more to offer this world than this sliver of online space I call my blog. Sometimes, I wish I could write an eloquent speech so moving it would bring healing to thousands of wounded hearts. Sometimes, I dream of big ambitions, of speaking to millions, of writing bestsellers, of having a movie […]

Tales of a Smother.

In the darkness I will meet my creators. They will all agree, I’m a suffocator. — “Smother” by Daughter If you know me at all, you know I love using metaphors. Metaphorizing my experience helps me wrap my brain around and name what’s happening in the chaos inside me. Recently, I was talking with a friend about naming […]

An Invitation into the Wilderness.

This post was originally written for my graduate school, The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology, about being in the wilderness. It was a blessing to write and an honor to receive some of the feedback from readers, so I decided to post it here as well. To read the original post, click here. Over the […]

Psalm 37 :: Delight in the Lord.

I must admit that I find myself at a fork in the proverbial road. I have two options: continue walking down a particularly challenging, painful, and strenuous path — one that may or may not lead to a beautiful destination…or, change directions and begin a new journey, down a path whose destination is known. I think we […]

Shame and Grief.

I find myself staring down the barrel of a loaded gun. I’ve spent my whole adult life distracting myself from the grief I feel over a part of me that I have never allowed myself to fully name or know. Whenever I began to put words around this desire — to name this bit of me that has been repressed and […]

30 Things Before Turning 30 Years Old

Can we all take a moment to acknowledge it will be 2015 in a few days? 2015. Let that sink in a bit. This is the year, friends. This is the year I run hard and fast toward God. This is the year I spend more time focusing on myself than pleasing others. This is the year I get my […]

Change is [Always] Painful

Wrapping up my life in Phoenix is posing an emotional challenge that has completely sideswiped me. My excitement for grad school, moving to Seattle, and leaving the hell-like weather of Arizona behind, has overshadowed the reality that leaving my family, my friends, and a comfortable job, is quite painful. I didn’t realize that saying “goodbye” to some of […]

The Seattle School – Group Interview

Preparing for my interview at The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology was like preparing for an ambiguous pop quiz. Admissions explained the general idea, that the group interview was more like a discussion, but grad schools are notorious for catching students off guard, exposing weakness, and pointing out inadequacy. Trusting my Admissions Counselor was not an easy […]

Vocation.

I’ve learned a lot about my personality and how I make my decisions. By birth order, I’m the “Eldest Child”. I have an older sister who’s eight years my senior, but if you’ve done any research into birth order and personality, you’ll be know the age difference nullifies my being the middle kid. Since I’m […]

To My Married Friends

Dear Married Friends, Thank you. I know this might not be what you were expecting. Maybe the single people in your life have other things to say about you, or your marriage, or the fact that you’ve found the elusive “one”, but I want to simply give you thanks. You see… I’m grateful for you. […]