You Only Live Once

“Oh how I love your Torah, I meditate on it all day long” ~ Psalm 119:97 This verse always brings me back to my childhood. Walking through the laundry room into my sister’s room to find two of my sisters sitting on a bed reading the Bible and making up a tune. I remember standing…

Where Do I Go From Here?

It seems like life is constantly throwing me curveballs. I know, I know, terribly unoriginal. But seriously, in the moment, right now, I’m feeling some real, unquestionable emotions. There’s a guy that I’ve been attracted to for quite some time and I finally got around to telling him… in a round about way. I’d been…

A Path to Follow

Well, after writing lots of blog posts in such a short period of time, writer’s block hit me like a ton of bricks! So, I’m just gonna start typing and hopefully something good comes out of it. I recently got back from Messiah West Coast in the beautiful mountain scape of Big Bear, California! This…

What Can You Do? A Poem

What can you do when you see someone hurting?  What can you say when you can’t make it better?  When you’ve cried and tried and prayed for their freedom.  When they’ve lost all hope of release.  When their hopes and dreams have been crushed and all that’s left is embers of a broken vision.  When…

Blogging and Vlogging

Helllloooo. I am currently filming my first vlog…. yikes. I’ve always had mixed feelings about vlogs… but I like them. I think it’s really cool to see people that are so comfortable with themselves and their crazy human lives, that they’re willing to share it with the world. That’s the intention I have with this…

Emo chair… it’s an inside joke ;)

Stay afloat. That’s what I tell myself. Lately my emotions have been so crazy, jumping all over the map. I’m told that’s part of the healing process after a breakup. Chaotic swings of happiness and sorrow flooding my everyday life. I was silly to think that I had healed so quickly. I had begun healing,…

Seeking the Light

Photography is my passion. It helps me to see the world from new perspectives, shows me beauty in unexpected places, and opens my eyes to the vastness of God’s creation. Photography is more than just a hobby for me; my photographs are each a part of me. Each holding a peace of my life, a…

Hopes and Dreams

Sometimes I wonder what the world would be like without pain. Everywhere I look, people are hurting, people are stuggling with unspoken fears, hiding in shame, afraid to be known. I wish it didn’t have to be that way. I wish the world was a safe place. One of the hardest things I’ve experienced in…

A Journey of Healing

Wow. Okay guys, I’ve been waiting a while to reveal this truth, because I needed some time to heal on my own. I broke up with my boyfriend on Friday. We’d been going out for almost half a year, planning to get married, and deeply in love. He was the first person to ask me…

Hope for the Hopeless

Ya know how I said I was in the ER for 6 hours a week ago or so? Well, the pain is back with a vengeance (pun intended). I missed two days of work this week because I could barely move. I’m happily surprised that I’m able to work today, but this pain just has…

Time and Time Again

Many of my posts lately have been sad and depressing. Everything in me wants to stop doing that and offer up some uplifting, fun posts…. yet I keep having to remind myself of why I started this blog to begin with. Years ago, when I first started exploring the idea of having a blog, I never…

Candid Feelings

Thoughts drift through my mind as I fight off sleep on the treacherous bus ride home. What does it mean to be strong? What does courage entail? I recently read an article about people with chronic pain and how everyone should acknowledge their strength. I thought it was a nice article, but I’ve been thinking…