a year ago I published my first entry on this blog. it kind of feels like I’m back where I started. like I’ve made a full circle. still surrounded by question marks … with just a few more answers. still got this ache in my heart – only in a slightly different place. and still learning what it means … More Worthy

You shall love …

Not long ago I heard a sermon taught on this passage: “But when the Pharisees heard that he had silenced the Sadducees, they gathered together. 35 And one of them, a lawyer, asked him a question to test him. 36 “Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?” 37 And he said to him, “You shall love … More You shall love …

a beautiful story

If I would write a blogpost about allowing God to make beauty come from our pasts, I would say everyone has a story worth sharing. No one’s story is God’s after thought. He has a purpose for every plot twist and every chapter of waiting. If I wrote about beauty coming from our past, I’d … More a beautiful story

these hands

“these hands that carried the cross carry us now every moment every hour … never failing only good” Held in Your Hands ~ Rush of Fools  He will never forget. He will never give up. He will never let go. He will always protect. He will always love. God will always carry … me. People … More these hands

take the risk

The riskiest thing I can do is be myself being like Christ. living for Christ in my own unique way. taking the risk of not meeting everyone’s expectations. taking the risk of looking insane or like a failure in order to fill the spot God has for me. I am called to live for Christ and live like Christ, but in my … More take the risk

Call Her Beautiful

A few weeks ago I stumbled on this blog post. It kind of validated and summarized my perspective on body image/appearance. I had this “how did you know?” feeling come over me as I began to read. It’s like Heather Kelly knew that my idea of an ideal body changes with the people I’m surrounded by. It’s like she knew I … More Call Her Beautiful

a good day

I once heard that after every workout you should think of at least one thing that went well. You felt good running. pushed yourself through those last shaky squats. succeeded at trying something new … I usually do this whether I intentionally try to or not. While stretching. eating a post-workout snack. driving home from … More a good day