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 […]

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 […]

Beautiful Suffering

Suffering is ugly. It creates pursed lips, furrowed brows, and ulcers. Suffering is both emotionally and physically painful, and we often suffer in silence – wearing a highly concealed mask of happiness while our insides twist and rot like the roots of a dead tree. Many of us are quietly suffering and deathly afraid of […]

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 […]

Profound Trust

“Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding…” – Proverbs 3:5 We have such a willing heart when it comes to trust in things that don’t matter – you trust the AA batteries in your electric toothbrush will work forever; you trust your car will start when you […]