YOU Should Write

“You should write and share stories because your words might help someone else feel less alone, and that has a way of making you feel less alone.” [Jamie Tworkowski] Hey there. Its been awhile. Let’s catch up. Whoever came up with the saying “time flies” knew what they were talking about. The past three months…

Keep On Keepin On

“Keep on keepin on.” Four simple words. My most recent life motto. [recent as in it was just shared with me today] These words were spoken to me during a rough spot, they were just what I needed to make it through the day. Before going any further, knowing the importance of the individual who…

Behind The Mask

“Wearing a mask wears you out, faking it is fatiguing, the most exhausting activity is pretending to be what you know you aren’t.” [Rick Warren] Nine months ago I began writing, writing with the intentions to share my stories in hope of speaking truth into others’ lives. Three months ago I was told I had…

Something Missing

“Sometimes what you’re most afraid of doing is the very thing that will set you free.” Throughout my first year of college I had been missing one thing. Community. Yes, I had friends. Yes, there were amazing people in my life. Unfortunately, I did not have a place I felt loved or supported, I did…

Relinquishing The Battle

“When you feel overwhelmed and you’re tempted to take everything into your own hands, you have to make yourself be still. The battle is not yours. The battle is the Lord’s.” Overwhelmed is an understatement. I am currently in the middle of a move, a move from home back into the dorms for my sophomore…

So, What’s The Point?

“Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: If either of them falls down, one can help the other up.” Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 Recently I have had a great number of incredible individuals placed in my life. As cliche as it may be to say, I am a firm believer…

A Lot To Learn

Today I received a long overdue spiritual punch in the mouth (one of the many sayings I learned to love while at camp a few years back). I have been solely focused on what I want to learn, not what HE wants to teach me. I will be starting my sophomore year of college in…

A Hurting Heart

My heart hurts, and not for the first time this month. A single thought runs through my mind. “Things like this aren’t supposed to happen”. So why do they? In John 16:33 we are told a cold, harsh truth. We will have suffering in this world. As humans we will never be able to understand the…

Love Affair

“Let your religion be less of a theory and more of a love affair.” G.K. Chesterton The first time I read this quote I was captivated by its simplicity. Every single time I read these words they continue to speak truth into my heart. Before we go any further I need you to understand one thing….

Loved Differently

This morning I was catching up with a friend of mine who shared with me how she is struggling spiritually. Quiet times are becoming more difficult to make time for and reading scripture seems like more of a chore than a time of renewal. I wish I had a response that was good enough, I…

Transformed

“Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.” Romans 12:2 Think about all the church message boards, inspirational quote walls, and Pinterest boards you have come across….

Pure Joy

“The Lord has done great things for us, and we are filled with joy.” psalm 126:3 Upon being asked how you were feeling after a great day, what would you say? Did you experience happiness or joy that day? The past few years of my life I have been on the constant pursuit of happiness,…