I Believe in Women (but I’m not a feminist)

  I’m feeling a bit torn on this International Women’s Day. — So please forgive me if my thoughts are all mumble-jumbled…I’m trying to get them all out before I lose them!) — As someone who has never really known[…]

Just Be.

It was the perfect cold, clear Saturday to meet one of my best friends at a hipster little coffeehouse for some strong brew and rich conversation. — Jill and I have been friends since we were in first grade–we can talk (or[…]

Heart Holes

Do you ever just randomly “meet” someone on social media and instantly fall in love? — Yeah, me too. — To be perfectly honest, I don’t even remember stumbling across Hannah Brencher on Instagram–but at the time I was fairly certain[…]

Writers Make Horrible Storytellers

I love to write–but if you ask me to tell you a story orally, I guarantee you’ll tell me to just stop before I’m even halfway through. — You see, I tend to get tongue tied when I speak out[…]

When God Doesn’t Work Like Instant Mac-and-Cheese

I’ll be the first to admit that I am a very impatient person–so instant stuff is awesome to me. — Instant results. Instant hot chocolate. Instant Messaging Instant coffee. Instant oatmeal. Instant answers on Google. Instant Mac-N-Cheese (I lived off[…]

Math and the Gospel

I’ve never been much of a fan of math…but there’s always been a tiny nerd hiding inside of me, and occasionally she pokes out her disheveled head to geek out over interesting facts and little known statistics. — So, I really[…]

Mary, Did You Forget?

Lately I’ve been listening to an audio version of the Bible in the mornings when I drive. I love the convenience of it, and it makes the drive go by much faster. I just finished up the last few chapters[…]

7 Things Americans Should Be Grateful For Right Now

I recently started a new Bible reading plan (basically what happened is I was supposed to be paying attention in class one day, but, instead, I browsed Google in order to make a list of as many Bible passages about[…]

Stuck.

Lately I’ve been feeling stuck. And when I feel stuck, I get caught up in this mentality where stapling together the perfectly decorated paragraphs becomes more important than writing anything at all. Ideas swirl through my mind constantly, but I[…]

An Immeasurable Love

When I was in high school, I made the realization that removing and replacing the screen on my bedroom window was a whole lot easier than I had been led to believe. As a result, whenever I needed to “get away”[…]