you are right where you need to be

I know you feel like every other person on this earth has found their purpose, and you’re dancing on you’re own two feet to music no one else hears in a swirl of clueless emotions. You really don’t know what you’re doing here. I mean, life is a little strange isn’t it? One moment we…

shutting the door on distraction

notes: -if we are always available to everyone, we will eventually have nothing to give to anyone -we’re giving so much accessibility that we’re losing attention Discern the demands What is the distraction? That’s half the struggle. To figure out what it is that is distracting you and what you should focus on. Jesus was…

what economics and opportunity costs taught me about Jesus

I’m in my second semester of economics at FSU. Micro and Macro have been two of my favorite courses so far. One of the biggest concepts hammered into my head is the term ‘opportunity cost.’ My professor makes it a point to always make sure the definition is clear. “The opportunity cost is the value…

control

con·trol kənˈtrōl/Submit noun 1.the power to influence or direct people’s behavior or the course of events. verb 1.determine the behavior or supervise the running of. Raise your hand if you’d prefer to supervise the running of your life? For so long my knuckles were white wrapped around anything they could find. Anything I could find that…

passion 2017.

  Passion was incredible. I’ve never experienced anything like it. There’s a lot that I don’t want to forget from those few days. & so I’m writing them here so I can always go back and  read them over and over. I don’t want to come “down from the mountain” and live unchanged. Our hearts get…

dear 2016; thank you

2016, If I could change anything about you I don’t think I would. This year, I met my insecurities. They walked up and introduced themselves to me. I learned their first names and then I quickly learned I didn’t want to keep company with them for long. I saw them for what they really are-liars….

Retreat

I rolled over this morning and couldn’t go back to sleep. So the house is quiet and no one else is up. It’s not that early, it’s just the holidays. I logged on to type some words because I couldn’t find my book. And then I saw the “daily prompt.” Retreat. Naturally, I clicked on…

human

  What does it mean to be human? Some days we don’t even know ourselves. Sometimes I think we get it engrained in our heads that once you know Christ, it’s all smooth sailing from there. That all of the sudden you are this picture of perfection and somehow attain super-human status. But today I…

we’ve all been given a battle

  we all just want to know we’re not the only ones who feel like professionals at being messy human beings. XI.XVI.MMXVI. 2:25 pm. Today in class I had to stand up and speak. I didn’t know it and it was unexpected. my hands were shaking, guys. They were shaking. I had no time to prepare…

rejection and failure: unlikely gifts

Rejection has come to take a negative connotation in our lives. Fear of it can paralyze us into doing nothing at all. We’ve pushed it all to the “ugly” side of things. The things we’d rather ignore and forget about. The things in life we hope to never experience. We label ourselves based on rejections…

if you feel out of place, here’s something

October was a crisp month that brought warm sunsets and cool mornings. The cold breeze blew the confusion out of her heart. She had never felt more free. It was as if she was liberated from the chains of confusion that had bound her for so long. Maybe it was the changing season or her changing soul, but…

your King has the final say

Our lives are lived right out of what we believe. We could try and separate what our heart believes and what our hands do, or what we speak, but they’re all intertwined in a beautifully raw and almost awful way. I think that’s why I’ve been fascinated with the whole theme of identity for so…