Noel, Noel

It's Christmas . . . the season where everyone wants to gather; everyone wants to celebrate and be cheerful. We want to bake cookies, sing songs, and spend time with family. But then, reality kicks in. There's the stress of coordinating schedules, tension between family members, bad traffic and our wallets get emptier and emptier  …

“I’ll be there for yooouuu”

"I'll be there for yoouuu" The title of my favorite TV show; my favorite group of people; people that are no longer  in my life; people that may be the closest thing we have to family; or people who fill in the blanks of our lives and make it fuller. I want to talk about …

Stop Telling Me It’s “Just a season”

I've written and rewritten this post 3 different times. Each time I think, "this is it". I think this time is actually it. I've been learning a lot the past two weeks, some of it easier to take than the rest. In my fight with this post, the struggle has been that I want to …

Wake up, Cinderella

•Now Cinderella, don't you go to sleep - It's such a bitter form of refuge. Don't you know the kingdom's under siege? And everybody needs you• I've never thought that Killers lyrics would be a way that I would hear from God. (Besides the fact that they are extremely, beautifully gifted by God to make …

Work Of Art

Sometimes I forget that I am a work in progress. It would be much easier to think, "Look.... I feel like I'm doing pretty good here, life is great, what else do I need?" But lets not be delusional - I am no where near the point of perfection, or even "lookin good". Maybe on …

Not My Story

{this is an excerpt from the journal I kept while in Uganda; June 2015} 6.2.15 Today was so not about me or my team. We were told the plan was to go visit, and take supplies to a very impoverished family with special needs children. That description does not fit the heartbreak I felt and …