don’t follow your passion // career path

“You’ve been fed a lie from our culture. Work is hard. Your dream job doesn’t exist. Don’t follow your passions, but develop your passions and use them for your purpose.” I am so thankful I found this podcast. It changed the way I view work and challenged me to minister and grow right where IContinue reading “don’t follow your passion // career path”

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”

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”

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”

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””

on “s e l f – e s t e e m”

from the song lyrics to the t-shirts, from books to billboards, this world is successful in captivating and controlling and conforming so. many. minds. the world out there-which perhaps you’ve let inside-is charging the platforms with command after command to love yourself. to embrace who you are just where you are and for what you are.Continue reading “on “s e l f – e s t e e m””