Just an Update

I’ve been in Arizona for two and a half years, and every day it baffles me that I’m still in Arizona! It’s not that I don’t like the valley (although I could definitely do without the heat!) it’s that God continually surprises me with His creative and adventurous will for my life. On September 1, 2011, […]

Heavenly Peace

Christmas is a time of giving. Christmas is a time of getting. Yet more than ever, Christmas is a time of going.   From Black Friday through New Year’s Eve, the streets are filled with eager shoppers, struggling to get everything done for the holiday. From cookie exchanges to school plays, we spend the majority of […]

Valentine’s Day!

I love Valentine’s Day! I know, I know…according to Society (who is the living worst, by the way!), since I’m unmarried and without the elusive “Valentine”, I’m supposed to be bitter and perturbed and all, “Happy Single’s Awareness Day!” Alas, I’m not. I love this day. I love what it represents… True, unconditional, love. I’m not talking about the […]

Being Gleeful!

Confession. I’ve been watching a lot of “Glee” lately. It’s true. I’ve been gleeking out over “Glee”! Part of the allure of this show is the social normalcy in the random bursting out of song. Only on Fox, is it socially acceptable to begin singing and expect all those around you to participate, somehow knowing every perfectly […]

The Peace in Insanity

You know how they say that hindsight is always 20/20? They’re right. I could easily name one or two things that I have said or done in the last few years (heck, the last few days!) that I should have said or done differently. I should have been more graceful when breaking up with him. I should have […]

Faith like a Colossian

Paul is one of my favorite Biblical characters. He was bold, yet loving – a disciplinarian with a compassionate heart. The Pauline letters are usually my first stop when seeking guidance: I often look to his letters for spiritual understanding in my confusingly murky world. Sometimes God’s will is about as clear as mud, but […]

A Good Cry.

I hate crying. I hate crying in front of people. I hate the way my face scrunches up into a wrinkly, snotty, teary, hot mess. I hate how vulnerable I become. I hate being exposed. I got a phone call earlier this week. A friend wanted to “talk”. As I hung up the phone, a […]

Finding Worth

I used to tell this story to the girls in my youth group… A man walks into an antique store and stops at a gorgeous Victorian-era table. He asks the owner, “This table is beautiful! How much does it cost?” The woman who owns the shop responds, “$600”. Utterly shocked, the man replies, “What?! That’s […]

This is Not Permament

A lot can happen in a year. In a year, you could: Move out of state Start a relationship End a relationship Have a baby Plan a wedding Start a new career Buy a house Adopt a dog Say goodbye to a loved one Lose the weight of an entire person Read all Harry Potter […]