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…

she believed God

Why in the world do God’s promises seem to take an awfully long time? In Genesis, God gave Sarah a seemingly impossible promise. He promised her that she would one day have a son. Sarah had a really hard time believing it though. She faltered, she made a big mistake, and she doubted that God…

how to study the Bible for yourself: my quiet time routine

Since I have started my blog, the single most asked question I get through Instagram or email is “how do you study the Bible?” So here it is. It’s nothing fancy or extravagant. I’ll share with you some of the tools I use and others I find helpful. First-let’s get real. Life gets busy and…

a few words if you feel like you can’t make the cut

When it’s just you and Him and you can hear the sound of the rain slowly falling on the roof. When the house is empty and it’s early in the morning and there’s nothing on your mind but Him- yeah, that’s just a taste of His presence, counted as nothing by this world but the…

how I edit my photos | @beautiefullthings

In the past 18 months, I have been able to grow my Instagram by 10 thousand + followers. While content is extremely important for gaining an audience and reaching people, your visual appeal is extremely important. I get a lot of questions regarding how I edit my photos so I wanted to share some tips…