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…

what I read in August.

This past month I read books I loved and one’s I didn’t. I read books that made me wrestle with what I think. I read some entertaining stories. I read books that made me love Jesus more. Here they all are. Daring to Hope I knew I wanted to read this book after devouring Kisses…

confessions of a conflict-avoidant champ.

I know that for me, what may be a small conflict for someone else, is a raging storm in my own heart. It may have only been a blip on the radar for someone else, but it threatens to take over all my thoughts and keeps me up at night. My peacemaker heart is willing…