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 […]

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.” […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

6 Months Ago…

I’ve kept a prayer journal since high school, which means I’ve been able to chronicle the past 10+ years in writing. I’ve done a pretty good job at documenting everything, too. From break-ups and disappointments, new jobs and resignations, moves, lament, and praises, I’ve covered it all. Praying/writing about the heartbreak, the loss, and the joy throughout my days and weeks […]

The Seattle School Application Essay – I Got In!

“What do you want to be when you grow up?” Nothing causes more anxiety than this single question. It’s not a lack of ambition, focus or ability and I don’t suffer from prolonged adolescence or a case of Peter Pan Syndrome. On the contrary, my adulthood is completely in tact. I have a steady job, […]

Crossroads and Control

My life has been uncontrollably chaotic in the past few weeks and I haven’t had a chance to catch my breath, let alone sit down and write about this chaos. In fact, as my days increase in busy work and decrease with meaning, writing is the last thing on my mind and I find my […]

Blerg: (bl-er-g); interj. – an exclamation of frustration

Blerg. Thank you, Tina Fey for inventing this word – For it, I will always love you. It is highly unlikely for me to admit to feeling down in the dumps. Unless you’re my sister or a close friend, your perception of me is probably (hopefully!) a pleasant one. Don’t get me wrong, I am […]