take your eyes off of everyone else: for the girl comparing herself

I’m not sure why but one of the first things we do when we’re feeling down is make ourselves feel worse. Comparison promises to make us feel satisfied but in reality it distracts us from who we were made to be. It is hard not to spend all our time caught up in someone else’sContinue reading “take your eyes off of everyone else: for the girl comparing herself”

whole

I hope one day you wake up and realize that you are whole on your own. That you don’t need a thousand words from other people to affirm your worth. I hope you see the light in your own eyes and the beauty you are capable of bringing to the world. Some days I seeContinue reading “whole”

a prayer to surrender the “seen”

Lord Jesus, We get so caught up in whether or not people see us. Whether we’re known by many, or whether they approve and even notice what we do. & yet you paint a beautiful sunrise each morning and most of us aren’t up to see it or- or we say “what a beautiful sunset” insteadContinue reading “a prayer to surrender the “seen””

insecurity and I broke up

Insecurity and I broke up last night. April 13, 2016– been there. over. done. I never thought of myself as being held captive by insecurity. I never thought it was the source of so much hurt and hindrance. I never thought it was the breeding ground of the fear and lack of confidence in my life. IContinue reading “insecurity and I broke up”

risen for relationship

  she fell in love with Jesus and everything else soon fell away every other desire– except the smile of His face upon hers except His presence and grace and fullness she fell in love with Jesus- and man’s approval fell to the side she didn’t even care anymore what they thought she wasn’t deterredContinue reading “risen for relationship”

what approval addicts need

our hearts are all aching for someone, or many people, to tell us we’re approved. it’s a longing in all of us to be told we are enough and accepted. it can be a poison that infiltrates our bones and destroys who we were made to be. if we let it go on long enough,Continue reading “what approval addicts need”

why there is beauty in feeling forgotten

you know it. it’s a distinct feeling that rests in your soul and has you on your knees desperate. no one seems to help. friends seem distant. you’re reaching out your hand but don’t quite feel there is another hand to hold. alone. you feel alone. you wear a smile but it’s a cover. isn’tContinue reading “why there is beauty in feeling forgotten”

gah it’s blurry

blurry. out of focus. ehh. I thought I should delete it. but wait. maybe not. this picture is kinda accurate. it’s messed up. it’s imperfect. it’s not like I think it should be. sounds familiar. sounds like me, honestly. I want everything so clear and perfect. If I could just have a set of rules toContinue reading “gah it’s blurry”

enough + enough

she sat down and breathed deep. her heart and mind needed clarity, a place of quiet, peace. she felt the trap of comparison slowly pulling the life out of her, and she was tired. after all, it’s exhausting work trying to be someone you’re not. It’s exhausting work placing a standard upon yourself you weren’t evenContinue reading “enough + enough”