So, I've been having a similar conversation with a lot of my buds. A lot of them are in difficult seasons, seasons marked by loss or discouragement or painful-but-necessary rummaging through previously unpacked emotional baggage. And seeing as my heart has been carrying around sadness like a heavily-laden, undetachable backpack for awhile now, I've started … Continue reading the delight of the weak
So, I have this tendency to completely avoid anything that hurts my feelings or makes me upset. Ask any of my longtime friends... conflict is only a pain I endure if I love you deep enough to put my hatred of confrontation temporarily behind me, and a lot of times it looks like me saying, … Continue reading sun and shield
Lately, life has been a lil less than spectacular. I've been working six to seven days each week and barely sleeping because my air conditioning was out for over three weeks. Ya know what happens when I run on fumes? Tears. And ya know what happens when my usually-cool home becomes a sauna? Gnats in … Continue reading JOY JOY JOY!!!!
This season of life is a gift. I don't mean that in an "it sucks but I'm looking for the good in it" kinda way. I mean that Jesus has been very, very kind to me. Every single area of my life is smothered in fingerprints of God's faithfulness to me... from the car I … Continue reading don’t waste the wilderness
So, I'm convinced I have the world's cutest betta fish. His name is Finley and he's genuinely the most beautiful and lovable lil creature. And I do, in fact, love him very, very much. Every morning I wake up alone. I wash my face, brush my teeth, put my contacts in, and head to the … Continue reading on fish and singleness
So, I have this terrible tendency to run like the wind away from any and everything that scares me or hurts my feelings. I feel the need to run away from my new job when relationships with coworkers are hard or when the transition doesn't feel like it's transitioning. I feel the need to run … Continue reading from the heart of a runner
One of my very favorite passages in the Bible is Psalm 139. This is where that verse is found... ya know the one stitched onto every throw pillow ever made? "For I am fearfully and wonderfully made." It's one that we all cling to when we need to remember that who we are isn't an … Continue reading uproot