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 […]

Spiritual Pressure.

I originally wrote this on September 22, 2013. Almost two years later, I feel these words resonate so deeply with me still. May it bless you on your journey. Someone once told me to rejoice in spiritual oppression because feeling opposition from evil means you’re doing something that Satan doesn’t like. That sounds like a nice rhetoric, yet […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Voices We Hear.

“And I know that I can survive. I will walk through fire to save my life. And I want it, I want my life so bad, I’m doing everything I can. You did not break me, I’m still fighting for peace.” – Sia, Elastic Heart I am surprised at how often I hear the voice of the […]

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 […]