time to bloom.

For a whole year I didn't hang a single thing up in my room. Nothing at all. To some this may not seem like anything of significance. I know plenty of people who are quite satisfied with bare walls. But usually that's just not me. I love color. Every dorm room or apartment I've had [...]

helpless, hopeless + lost

L o s s . This world is full of such loss and pain. The older I get the more that becomes evident to me. So painfully evident. Truly, I hope to never grow numb to the pains of other people just because they happen over and over again through the lives of different people. [...]

strength.

* The majority of this post was originally written in October of 2018 and was never shared, the last half was written June 2019* Lately, I have been a whole lot of confused. This confusion has mostly stayed deep within me, or at least its existence has not bothered me. Until now. I finally hit [...]

be vulnerable. but, let’s do it the right way.

The idea of being vulnerable to many signifies a weakness. Vulnerability usually refers to a person of questionable emotional stability, or a people group or empire being susceptible to an invasion of their homeland. This definition is what is commonly adopted in a culture that emphasizes total self-sufficiency as a virtue, yet in the past [...]

relational over relatable.

Last night I stumbled across a blog post written by a girl filled with wisdom beyond her years. I was filled with conviction when she talked about our motives for sharing the gospel or for sharing what God has done in our lives. I am going to be real, there is an ongoing battle within [...]

how you became a victim of yourself.

At the beginning of this summer I prayed a dangerous prayer. It was words you don't say unless you are looking for God to completely wreck your world, in a good way, but in a way that hurts. It can better be defined as God refining you through the flame. You can't expect to be [...]

friends are awesome. God is awesomer.

{Yes. "Awesomer" is a word.}                                            Right now I am basking in the light, joyous feeling that comes from sweet company. It is a feeling I have not experienced often in the last couple of months. It is not that I did not have enjoyable company, but my heart was too heavy to enjoy the moment [...]