when you’re longing to know you’re chosen: teaching high schoolers about “love day”

I’ve been pondering over these words for three weeks now. Praying. Some days with a lump in my throat, other days with joy exuding every crevice of my heart. And I’ve saved them for such a day as this. Being the girl that has never experienced a Valentine’s Day by cherishing and being cherished by … Continue reading when you’re longing to know you’re chosen: teaching high schoolers about “love day”

when opening a door to let cancer walk through: embracing mama’s journey.

Thursday. November 3. 2016. I am learning to not be afraid of disappointment, broken expectations, and clearly marked hard seasons. We often ponder doing away with the latter, but Hebrews 2 wouldn't have it. And rightly so. What I really wish we could ponder is our definition of bad. I can pretty much sum up … Continue reading when opening a door to let cancer walk through: embracing mama’s journey.

dig a hole and fall in it: finding safety in hiding.

I can recall clearly going through international safety measures while preparing to live a season of my life on foreign soil.  Locked in a room.  Darkness. Not knowing a soul that pressed into my shoulders on both sides. We were taught how to answer questions, how to look confident in uncertainty.  We were taught how … Continue reading dig a hole and fall in it: finding safety in hiding.

when seasons change: breathing in fresh peace.

October is life.  I envision color-draped tree leaves falling in swoop motion towards gravel roads.  I pick up my red chicken mug, wash off its dust, and lap in coffee luxury.  (Sidenote:: I tend to only really love DAILY hot liquids when the weather turns to chill.) And I open as many windows as possible, hit play on … Continue reading when seasons change: breathing in fresh peace.