When Loneliness Invades Your Space

I didn’t spend the holidays at home this year. It was weird. The day after Christmas, I wrote down these words in my journal: It’s December 26—the day after Christmas. I didn’t go home for Christmas this year. In fact, I’m sitting in Little Rock, Arkansas in a hip little coffee shop listening to an … [Read more...]

When Jesus Throws You Lemons

I’ve been such a bad…blogger, lately. I must admit, it takes a while to play catch-up after your life changes drastically in a short amount of time. Thankfully for me, Change is a good friend of mine whom I welcome with a dramatic, running-across-a-sunflower-field, hug. Change is fun, I like her. … [Read more...]

THE BODY

Dry bones clothed in flesh Come alive through His breath A prison while on earth Future freedom and rebirth Nature and spirit intertwined Constant battle soon left behind Learning to train that which expires Resurrected anew one day will acquire Now frail and broken, vile, perishable Soon … [Read more...]

The Beauty in Mystery

When was the last time you stared at something beautiful? And by beauty, I don’t mean the subjective, “beauty is in the eye of the beholder” kind of beauty, but the utterly take-your-breath-away kind of beauty. Like a sunrise over the ocean’s horizon, or a bird’s eye view of a mountain valley. A … [Read more...]

Life’s Battlefield

And so, it happened. I kinda had my first “moment.” You know, that moment when the weight of everything finally catches up to you, and you realize you’ve been bearing a pretty heavy load—your back is achy and you just need to set it down and rest. I’ve never been a big fan of the phrase, “God … [Read more...]

From Heart-Break to Grad-School: My Testimony of Proverbial Whales and Open Doors

Within the past eight weeks I’ve gone through a break-up, the death of my childhood pet, and moving my entire life to a new city. Phew. I’m exhausted just by writing that. So, let’s begin with the first major life event: a break-up. Ouch. Yes, to clear things up…it happened without my wanting … [Read more...]

When Life Feels “Bleh”

The past couple of weeks my motivation has been lacking. I haven’t felt the drive to do, really, anything. I’ve been just bleh. For the past few months, life has felt like scaling a mountain—treacherous at times, leaving you unsure of what’s around the bend. Although its had its moments of being … [Read more...]

Gruesome, Grueling, Painful…Love?

C. S. Lewis once said, “To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact you must give it to no one, not even an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements. … [Read more...]

Three Lessons I Learned at 25

Hello! It’s been a whole almost-two-weeks since I’ve written. I’ll be honest, I’ve been busy. (I know, that’s always my excuse) BUT since I celebrated my 26th birthday last week, that excuse works :) And since I celebrated yet another year of life, I guess I will ramble about what the past 365 days … [Read more...]

Joy vs. Happiness. What’s the Difference?

We can all agree that, at some level, we all seek to be happy. Right? I mean, c’mon, it is the mantra of our age. The world tells us that humans ultimately exist to, what? BE HAPPY. Myriads of songs and books have been written about how to find or pursue happiness. We can eat the best foods, drive … [Read more...]