who do you want to be?

Who do you want to be? In the core of who you are – where nobody sees – who do you want to be? It’s a startling question really. To think about all of this. Because the second you start you feel you cannot stop. There is such an infinite reality of things and personalitiesContinue reading “who do you want to be?”

leave the pity party

Do you ever have those days where everything seems so clear? Everything. The sky, your heart, your dreams, your passions–it’s all so pure and you feel fully alive? Today was one of those. I was driving and turned on my voice memos to record all that my mind was sifting through. Sometimes you have toContinue reading “leave the pity party”

5 SPRING beauty favorites

1. CC Cream Super lightweight and moisturizing, this CC cream is perfect for warmer weather. It gives you a sheer cover that doesn’t leave your skin looking orange or caked. If you have naturally freckled skin, it provides enough coverage to even your skin tone without looking   2. Bronzer A little bit of bronzer My favorite isContinue reading “5 SPRING beauty favorites”

the scale has it all wrong

A lot of us broken people have this thing with scales–with numbers and affirmation and a definition of beauty. We let numbers sink under our skin and tell us who we are. We let a mirror affirm our beauty. We let the world define perfection. I’m writing this because I’ve decided not to step onContinue reading “the scale has it all wrong”

a word to the broken

Dear broken heart; broken by the words someone said. Broken by someone’s opinion. Broken because someone who was close isn’t close anymore. Broken because that loved one who in your mind had 50 years left to live– broken cause they’re gone. Broken because turning on the news today can break you down like that. Broken forContinue reading “a word to the broken”

exchange the unknown future for a known love

What is it about all that we think we want, all that God wants, and how the two collide? It’s a painful collision. When what we had planned is dashed against the rocks of His strength and goodness. When our plans collide with the sovereignty of an all-powerful God. There’s a thing about disappointments andContinue reading “exchange the unknown future for a known love”

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”

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”

the novel of your life

beautiful and captivating and surprisingly simple- a story. intricate details. there’s ups there’s downs there’s easy there’s hard. a story is a beautiful mix of suspense and waiting and pure happiness and days of sweet, utter contentment. a story is a mix of hard, painful days, and beautiful, easy ones. a story takes unexpected turnsContinue reading “the novel of your life”

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”