the thing about dreams

she stood at the edge of the water, looking out. looking in front of her, at what was coming. she saw each stair-where it was leading. she knew the next step, and that made her feel secure. it made her feel comfortable. she opened her journal to write but all she could do was graspContinue reading “the thing about dreams”

to anyone who wants to be perfect–like me

maybe you’re like me. maybe you don’t want to mess up. maybe you want everyone to like and applaud you. maybe you want straight A’s just to say it and a brilliant mind, and although you might not admit it-it’s so that you’ll look good. maybe you’re like me–and you want to be perfect. youContinue reading “to anyone who wants to be perfect–like me”

dear madyson, about social media

a letter to myself: Dear Madyson, about social media. numbers have a way of making you nauseous, a way of pulling you away from what matters, a way of controlling your joy if you let them. it’s pretty silly, but it’s true–you let a number define you. a scale or a picture or a following.Continue reading “dear madyson, about social media”

one thing to remember when life hurts

this aches. was it real? my mind replays the scene. that sound over again and that scream for 911. it replays and my heart beats out of my chest again. I see the compressions in my mind and his body jolt from the shock. I see people running and sirens and first responders rushing in.Continue reading “one thing to remember when life hurts”

the four questions

our hearts are all searching. we’re all seeking something. whether it be fame, wealth, popularity, or the presence of Jesus Christ and eternal joy in Him. our hearts were so designed that we’re longing for something. this past week I had the opportunity to hear one of the humblest, clearest, men of God preach. myContinue reading “the four questions”

from distractions to purpose

Sometimes I wonder why there are so many distractions. Why there are so many things pulling me from the face of my Savior. Why isn’t it easy. Why isn’t it less of a fight. The devil and the world and my flesh are masters in the craft of deceit. Sometimes I get caught up inContinue reading “from distractions to purpose”

a little girl like me

I think if there’s one woman in the Bible I want to be like-it is Mary. Because Mary didn’t try harder. Mary didn’t do more than all the rest. She didn’t seek to be well known. But she was known. It was as if God chose to usher in the age of grace with aContinue reading “a little girl like me”

coming down from the mountain

she looked out across the empty plain and knew immediately the reflection in her own soul– everything felt empty.she could rest in the¬†beauty, yes. she could see the branching oak trees and small delicate flowers. she could see the leaves changing¬†in sync with the turning of the season. but she couldn’t see the point. sheContinue reading “coming down from the mountain”

on “l o v e”

I googled “define love” today. love noun 1.an intense feeling of deep affection. ouch. I would perceive, then, that the next step is to try and figure out how to maintain a certain feeling. If we are to love then we must always have this intense, fuzzy feeling? wrong. well what about this stuff: “it’sContinue reading “on “l o v e””