what I read in October [+ a giveaway]

October brought with it the coziness that is one of my favorite parts of the fall season. I love the hot coffee and tea parties; the cranberry muffins and pumpkin cake; the soup pot bubbling on the stove and the smell of fresh bread. But I also love fall evenings, curling up with a book…

just one friend.

When I’m overwhelmed or in the barrage of hot mess days, one of the first things that starts to slip is my communication with anyone deemed non-essential for survival. I work to stay present with those in front of me. I work to stay present with my emotions. I work to stay present with the…

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┬áleast qualified to speak about topics that are uncomfortable…