Beauty & Sorrow

“Art has the power to render sorrow beautiful, make loneliness a shared experience, and transform despair into hope.” – Dr. Brené Brown Day 1 of 11 – today I painted.  This week has been really hard. I’ve officially hit my third trimester of pregnancy, and I don’t know if it’s the hormones or a combination…… Continue reading Beauty & Sorrow

Day 4: Life Happens

My twenties helped me to learn that even the best plans with the greatest motivation & determination will rarely go the way you expect. Why? That four-letter word none of us can escape: LIFE. Life is great at forfeiting our best intentions. Haha – and you just have to laugh about it. As a small…… Continue reading Day 4: Life Happens

Waking Up From Dreams

The siren-like sound of an alarm clock busts apart your frolic through a field of stars. Waking with a jolt, you tiredly check the time. Apparently, you pressed the snooze function one time too many and now you’re an hour late. Jumping out of bed, really with no direction at all, you rummage around your…… Continue reading Waking Up From Dreams

You’ve Got the Love

This morning, I woke up so dehydrated. I drink a ton of water, but there are some mornings that I feel completely depleted of all moisture, as though I might crumble like a piece of dry bread if I move. It’s not the best feeling, but it makes me all the more thankful I can…… Continue reading You’ve Got the Love

Winter’s Brutal Honesty

It’s a completely different landscape when the leaves all fall away. I was riding my bike home the other day. I used to finish that sentence with something like, as I normally do; but lately, I haven’t ridden as much. Call it laziness, if you must, though I’m grateful to have had a couple of friends who,…… Continue reading Winter’s Brutal Honesty

Action Amid Anxiety

Life changes. In fact, I was reminded that when the Lord is growing you up, you really can’t stay the same. Everything changes with Him…and yet, because He’s perfect, He never does. He is perfection. Knowing that God is the constant, it should be easy to rely on Him during these seasons of change. However,…… Continue reading Action Amid Anxiety

Be the Example

What would our world look like if everyone lived by these simple exhortations? •Let love be genuine. •Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good. •Love one another with brotherly affection. •Outdo one another in showing honor. •Do not be slothful in zeal, be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord. •Rejoice in hope,…… Continue reading Be the Example