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 […]

Why Are We So Mean?

“Hatred stirs up conflict, but love covers over all wrongs.” — Proverbs 10:12  Behind my kind eyes, smiling face, friendly attitude, and outgoing spirit is the capacity to say the cruelest, most hurtful things to another person. I have belittled, name called, and hurt the most beloved people in my life. Over the past few months, as I work through my own brokenness, I have […]

Something New.

  See, I am doing a new thing!     Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness     and streams in the wasteland. – Isaiah 43:19 (NIV) My “Summer in the South” has ended and I am forever grateful for my time in North Carolina. I am grateful […]

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 […]

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 […]

A Lost Relationship and Grief.

  “For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven” – Ecclesiastes 3:1 I let go of many things moving to Seattle almost a year ago. I said, “Goodbye,” to many friendships, severing ties with some people, fully knowing I would never see many of them again. I maintained the important relationships […]

Knowing the Heart.

“Take delight in the Lord,     and he will give you the desires of your heart.” – Psalm 37:4 (NIV) It’s Friday night and like any good grad student, I’m avoiding my homework and procrastinating on the heaping amounts of reading I have to do before Monday. Instead, I’m listening to Miles Davis. “It Never Entered My […]

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 […]