If I Don’t Believe in Works-Based Faith, Why Am I Still Trying to Prove My Worth?

There once was a little girl whose hazel eyes couldn’t hide her carefree spirit. She was shy, but she lived boldly, never worrying her little blonde head with the opinions of others. (Her parents would describe her as having quite[…]

Grown Ups vs. Groan Ups

I sat down to write, but the words just won’t come today… It’s like hair in a drain, there’s a clog in my brain, slowing and stopping the process of thoughts from the command center in my head to the[…]

I Will Never Be Enough.

I hate vulnerability. — Oh sure, I like the idea of being vulnerable; of being understood on a deep level and being given a window into the darkest corners of someone else’s heart. — But being vulnerable is messy. It’s[…]

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[…]