All good things take time

Good is a good word to use to describe a myriad of things. Good can be the taste of a pizza or a burger we thoroughly enjoy, good can be the outcome of a successful first date, good can be a measurement of the satisfaction of a customer on a survey, good can be aContinue reading “All good things take time”

Don’t look back, you’re not going that way

The older you get, the harder discernment becomes. I feel like as children we have this innate tendency to trust and to sense what is good and pure in this world. We have our parents, our teachers, our older siblings, our cousins, our coaches, and so many influences that shape our understanding of the worldContinue reading “Don’t look back, you’re not going that way”

life changes

Currently just sitting here in my office as the catchy new Thomas Rhett tune “Life Changes” rings from our small JBL speaker. The biggest smile engulfs my face as we laugh and joke about. Oh how amazing is it to see how life changes? Exactly one year ago today I was at one of theContinue reading “life changes”

the glacier

Last week, in an ash filled valley that ran between two volcanic mountains, I stood at the edge of a glistening lake, watching birds land atop the majestic icebergs that had drifted into the water, broken off from the massive glacier we were preparing to ascend. I had never worn crampons before, nor had to carry an iceContinue reading “the glacier”

live a life of love

At 22 years old, I’d be a fool to say I know a whole lot about this crazy adventure we call life. I have had my fair share of life lessons, growing pains, and learning experiences — I have been blessed by some extraordinary opportunities and gotten to do some amazing things in my short timeContinue reading “live a life of love”

in the eye of the storm, you remain in control

“You alone are the anchor, when my sails are torn. Your love surrounds me, in the eye of the storm…”  Imagine that. Being lost at sea. In the middle of a downpour, lightning striking, waves thrashing all around. Your sails are torn, you have no idea where you are, and you are afraid. You are cold.Continue reading “in the eye of the storm, you remain in control”

Clothing yourself in strength & dignity

“She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come. She speaks with wisdom, and faithful instruction is on her tongue. She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness.  Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praisesContinue reading “Clothing yourself in strength & dignity”

wild women and freeing friendship

I’d be lying if I said I did not cry last night. A lot. Last night was the women’s conference “Girls Night Out” at Bayside, featuring one of my all time favorite authors, speakers, and human beings, Lisa Harper. I bought my ticket to attend this event a few weeks back and had contemplated forContinue reading “wild women and freeing friendship”

what it means to love unconditionally

unconditional. agape. we are told to love our family, our spouse, our friends unconditionally. we are told that as Christians, we are to love our neighbors. we are also told to love our enemies. we are told to love others unconditionally because God loves us unconditionally. we are not to judge nor curse nor condemn, butContinue reading “what it means to love unconditionally”

You’re worth more than settling

There’s this idea that settling means something or someone is unworthy of you. Someone is below you or that you are above them. That’s not the case. Settling simply means that you are accepting something less than you deserve. It’s not about being above a job, above a friendship, or above a significant other. ItContinue reading “You’re worth more than settling”