birthdays make me sad.

I've found comfort in knowing that I'm not the only person who feels this way. But it's true. Specifically, MY birthday makes me feel sad. When I was younger, I think it's because I had really high expectations for how people should treat me on that day or week, since I felt I deserved to [...]

game over

"Let your roots grow down into him, and let your lives be built on him. Then your faith will grow strong in the truth you were taught, and you will overflow with thankfulness." Colossians 2:7 This verse might just be my new favorite Bible verse. These are the kind of words I would want painted [...]

me to me: get out the way

Do you ever feel like you are your own worst enemy? Well dude-- that's been my life lately. *le sigh* Sometimes I am just disgusted with how insecure I can be. Like shouldn't I be over this by now? So often I feel as if I am riding on the highs and lows of each [...]

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 [...]

why hiding is overrated

Ya know, I am twenty-one years old. Twenty-one. That is still hard to comprehend since I still feel like I’m a freshman in high school. To see how I’ve actually grown up and changed, I really have to take some intentional time to sit down and reflect on my life. Which is fine by me, [...]

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 [...]

the depths of despair.

Have you ever felt like you're stuck in the depths of despair? Maybe you just have no motivation to do anything, and you come home and want to sleep the day away. Every little thing overwhelms you because it adds on to the never ending exploding mess you're constantly trying to make sense of. Perhaps [...]