to the over-thinkers & figure-outers

I’m an over-thinker. A figure-outer. And I’ve been really struggling with faith lately. I’ve been constantly trying to figure out things for myself, which has left me with a lot of questions. I’ve used these questions to put God at a distance, safely keeping Him there until He answers everything. Honestly, I still have many… Continue reading to the over-thinkers & figure-outers

lessons from a dog

This is my puppy, Riley. She’s 4 whole pounds and equal parts love and attitude. I don’t get many days to stay home with her all do, so when I do, I make sure to treasure them.  Right now, I’m on a break from school and my internship, and as the holidays have started to… Continue reading lessons from a dog

what are you thoughts, prayers, and #goodvibes really doing?

We live in a world of hate. It is sad but true. We see it in the media every day. Terrorist attacks, racism, bullying, mass shootings… the list could go on. We keep these hateful acts “in our prayers,” while going about our busy day. When we see people trying to actually do something about… Continue reading what are you thoughts, prayers, and #goodvibes really doing?

big faith

These last few weeks have been jam-packed with emotion. My cousin passed away a little over a week ago, and I have been going through the process of dealing with everything that comes with that. He had down syndrome and went to be with the Lord at the young age of 25. The grief that… Continue reading big faith

close

The last couple of days it's been on my mind how people say "Oh God feels far away? Well He doesn't move so, who did?" To be honest, when everyone would say "oooh that's good," I'd always feel a little mix of guilt and fear. Can a couple of days/weeks of mixed up priorities really… Continue reading close

call to love

Who are you being called to love? A friend? A family member? Sponsor a child? Feed the homeless? Go on a mission trip? That man that's always drunk at the bar? The girl in class everyone else gossips about? That one person you feel like you see everywhere lately and you just don't know why? That guy that says he know the Lord but his lifestyle says the opposite and now people have given up on him?

freedom

Galatians 5:1 It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery. Freedom, to me, is one of the most overused Americanized words. I grew up thinking that freedom meant doing whatever I wanted. “Its a free country” we… Continue reading freedom

worth

Lately, I haven’t been hearing from God as much as I used to and as much as I would like to. I kept thinking, “What changed?” “Why isn’t He speaking to me anymore?” and overthinking about it. Then I realized that I hear most from God when I write things out, even if I don’t… Continue reading worth