I have lived in the south for almost ten years now. The ten years have taken their toll. For instance, I am so incredibly frozen right now. I shiver embarrassingly easily. For every fifteen minutes I spend outside, it takes me eight hours to warm up. My hands have not been warm since the Christmas … Continue reading Jesus Still Likes You If You’re Single
Find me here at Your feet again Everything I am, reaching out, I surrender Come sweep me up in Your love again And my soul will dance On the wings of forever. -Hillsong I never gave much thought to the song above besides a brief three day spell when the acoustic version was on literal … Continue reading And Again..
I have hated small talk for as long as I can remember. Yes, I do participate in it myself, but underneath the smiles and chats I'm secretly screaming, "Tell me your deepest fears and craziest dreams and tell them to me now!" If you must have small talk, let me help: This is a comprehensive, yet … Continue reading 5 Phrases to Never Say Ever Ever
I am begrudgingly writing this post only because of my massively ginormous mouth. Let me explain: Every Monday, I write an email to the women at my church. It is informal and low-key, just a way to connect, point to Jesus, and hopefully brighten their days because, Lord help us, Mondays need brightening. This Monday … Continue reading Because I Have a Big Mouth and I Don’t Understand the Holy Spirit
I was never much of a proponent of the saying, “The more things change, the more they stay the same.” Because duh, the more things change the more things change. Get a brain, people. That’s what change is! And I hated change. For instance, while I was growing up, my dad wore these large, horrendous … Continue reading How a Pair of Glasses Once Utterly Derailed Me
Here is just one wee bit of a goodie I was able to take home from the Storyline conference last week. If you've ever struggled with finding your voice or wondering "who you are," and running through a field in a beautiful flowy dress didn't help the way you thought it would, I suggest trying … Continue reading I Am From…
“May we never lose our wonder. Wide eyed and mystified, may we be just like a child, staring at the beauty of our King.” Bethel Worship Let me first start off by saying this: I am fully aware that most pastors aren’t cool. A lot of them are as old as Moses and have loud, … Continue reading Why Pastors are Cool and the Church is Still Good
Worship. It’s a beautiful thing. It’s a wonderful thing. It is literally (and I am using that word correctly, ya haters) the best. It also makes people feel awkward and uncomfortable and tense. It’s caused rifts and confusion and apprehension. That is not the best. Literally. In my most free state, when I get to … Continue reading Fist Pump a Little
Today marks the third day of "Icepocolypse" and the first day of Lent. Honestly, I was really hoping to go back to work today. I had already decided to give up Netflix for Lent and make a conscious effort to not watch more regular television in its place. Another day stuck inside my studio apartment … Continue reading What I Think About When I Don’t Have Netflix But I Do Have a Lot of Ice.
One of my favorite parts of my job is that every few days, I get to hole up in a coffee shop somewhere working, writing, and learning. It's how I would spend my life whether I had a job or not, so the fact that I'm required to do it is simply brilliant on God's … Continue reading Two Old Men