Resolution vs. Revolution

This year, I am watching my yes’s and guarding them carefully. I am pursuing resolve rather than revolt. Small steps with community support, rather than forced upheaval that ends up worse than when it started.

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Learning how to breathe

But being in your element and being who you were born to be are two different things. 
The world needs what only I can do, and only I can do what I’ve been created for. 
I’ve stalled far too long, ignored my soul’s needs long enough. 

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A Servant Heart

Today I got the wild opportunity to shadow and photograph the medical squad at one of the free medical clinics in Managua. We rode together at 8am to the location, prepping the clinic and beginning in a moment of fervent and faith-filled prayer. To be honest, I started the morning in a skeptical mood. The […]

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Fail Forward

Failure is inevitable. Let me say that again. Failure is inevitable. I was raised with a “failure is not an option” mentality, and when you’re surrounded by that narrative, this truth can be doubly hard to accept. But if my first year out of college has taught me anything, it’s that failure should actually be embraced […]

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A Lesson on Love in the Land of Loss

I don’t want to get to the end of my life and think, “I wish I would have done _____ sooner.” This life is too short to be stingy with the love and light God has placed inside each and every one of our sweet souls. This world is too big and too wonderful to have fear hold us back from what we can discover and whose life we can change. There is a deep darkness over this earth, and the only way to dispel any of it is to let our light shine as brightly as it was created, without any filter or shade to dim it.

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When this world makes us sick

  Tonight, one of the YouTube artists I have watched grow for 6 years and become a star, Christina Grimmie, has died after being shot 3 times by an unidentified man while signing autographs after a concert. As a musician and someone considering a career in the performing/recording industry, this strikes more than one anxious […]

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The Impossible 2015

New year’s is a season I truly enjoy – it’s like climbing up to a mountain top and seeing the effort behind you, while breathing in the fresh air of a new start down the second slope. You reach the top and shake off the sweat and strain of the past while setting your eyes […]

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A Thrill of Hope

That word resonates throughout this season. But I have often wondered if I and the people around me truly grasp what it means. I mean, we use it in such trivial ways. “I hope I make it to work on time… I hope it rains tomorrow… I hope I can get ____ for Christmas…” And […]

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