Four Truths for a Lonely Season

I used to wake up to the pattering of paws running on the worn-down hardwood flooring of my living room. I would blink away the sleepiness as my two dogs barked at the birds and the bunnies they could sense outside. Once I made my way downstairs, I’d let the rambunctious mutts outside, and I…

The Results of Surrender

My life plan looks much different from the one I had in January. I thought I would be going to college, majoring in biblical counseling, and meeting new people. On January 1, 2018, I chose a word. Surrender.   If you aren’t familiar with the concept of having a word of the year, let me…

A Praise-Worthy Yes

In my last post, I talked about prayer and what happens when God doesn’t answer the way we want. If you missed it, you can read it right here :). There are so many stories throughout the Bible of faithful servants speaking powerful prayers. Abraham, Hannah, David, Daniel, Paul, and Peter are just a few. These…

A Purposeful No

Over the course of his life on earth, Jesus left us a perfect example to follow. He shows us how to resist temptation, how to treat others, how to witness to the unsaved, how to forgive, and how to pray. Being the perfect Son of God, it seems odd that Jesus would even need to pray….

Free to be Different

Today’s post was written by one of my best friends, Namita. I love her story and I know you will too 🙂   All my life I’ve been told that I was different. And all my life I’ve pretty much felt that way, but I never really saw it as a good thing. I live…

When Insecurity Meets Grace

This is for the girl who skipped a meal more than once today. For the girl with scars lining her wrists. For the girl who looks in the mirror and frowns in disapproval. For the girl who feels unloved and unworthy. This is for you. Everyone is insecure about something. No matter how big or…

A Letter to the Brother I’ve Never Met

A few weeks ago, families around the globe celebrated national siblings day. You saw it on social media: the endless scroll of throwbacks and 90’s clothes. I saw it too. I considered digging through the archives to find the perfect photo of my sisters and me, but I decided not to. I wasn’t even going…

A Letter to the Guilty Heart

I’m one of the messiest people I have ever encountered. I can’t eat without staining my clothes. I can’t get ready in the morning without getting makeup all over my bathroom sink. I always grab extra napkins at restaurants and I often use every single one of them. It’s a problem. But I’m messy on…

My Story, My Song

I spent the past week at one of my favorite places in the world- I went to camp. Throughout the entire week I heard messages and devotionals that moved me and pulled me closer to Christ. It is camp tradition to have a bonfire on Friday night. We sing a few songs and some of…