when brave work is only the beginning.

I had made space to sit with myself. I had quieted my heart and asked my own soul what it wanted to tell me. 20 minutes of soul time. It may sounds funny, but it has been a good practice for me, time and time again. I’ve never been sorry to listen to what my…

when the hardest things are unseen.

It is sometimes hard to know how to talk about the season I’m in. The work I’m doing with the Lord is so constant, yet private and quiet that it is difficult to know how to share about it at times. There are layers upon layers, months and months of tears and courage; messy growth…

there is only us.

I’m an introvert. I’m a peace-loving girl who would prefer to keep quiet when a hint of conflict arises. It is hard for me to claim my own opinions sometimes, as my 9 heart is pretty pro at seeing both sides to an issue. I feel the least qualified to speak about topics that are uncomfortable…

what I read in September + a giveaway.

While I have always loved reading, some seasons in my life were not brimming with books. Some seasons were filled with other good and/or necessary things, like education or transition or Residence Life. My days were brimming with people at my table and on my couch; days were spent in classrooms and busy with different…

sometimes obedience makes things worse.

I recently did something that I didn’t want to do at all. But I did it because I knew Jesus was asking me to. I did it because I knew deep down it was the path towards courage and growth. I did it because I want to be healed more than I want to stay comfortable….

how to deal with friendship guilt.

The other day, I was praying with a friend, who reluctantly admitted that one of the things that she needed prayer for felt silly. I assured her that if it felt important to her, it surely couldn’t be too silly for prayer. She took a deep breathe and told me that she needed prayer for…