It’s officially been one week since I left Nicaragua. One week since I’ve heard the constant beauty of the Spanish language, since I walked the streets of broken and brave people finding joy in every moment, since I saw the Lord do the miraculous because hearts were willing and faith was flowing. One week since […]
One of the perks of being a media professional is that I get to travel around with different teams every day, and most of these people I have never met. I often describe people like this: Each person is their own galaxy of information, personality, quirks, desires, dreams, talents, skills, and history. There is so […]
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.
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 […]
There is this sense in the general church that being broken is wrong. That it’s not okay to sit in the grief, soak in the sadness and reflect for a while. Somehow we feel that contradicts God’s goodness or goes against His plan for the world. There is a stigma against confusion, doubt, questioning, and fear. And yes, I concede that those are not very pleasant things and The Lord wants to help us move past them toward wholeness.
However, may I put forth the idea that the human soul is not meant to just “move on” and talk ourselves into happiness or joy? That we are meant to go through grief and pain in order to be found again in the arms of love? The the process doesn’t have a time limit?
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 […]
Let me just confess this right out of the gate: I hate being called “weak”. I have never liked that word, never liked the feeling of submitting to physical limitations, and the worst possible thing for my ego (cue pride trip) is for the dreaded “W” word to escape someone’s lips. I am fiercely competitive, […]
I received a great word from The Lord this week. A word I almost missed due to the chaos that started off this new year. For the past two weeks, I haven’t stayed in the same bed longer than 3 nights. I’ve stayed in 4 different cities, 5 different houses, and seen age old friends, […]
For the month of November I decided to act on a principle God showed me early this summer. I’ve actually kept a whole separate journal for every small instance of thanks since June, but I decided to make a more public version by posting an Instagram every day in November. And I found something incredible. […]
It has been seriously incredible to see the work that God is doing in my life. There are challenges and trials for sure, and half the time if I think too much about the massive to-do list in front of me I feel dizzy. However, despite the whirlwind of things to do, I’m finding a […]