Jesus, My Friend

(5 Minute Read) I wrote this last September but I was scared to share it. My hope is that you’ll receive it with grace.  I went into the summer of 2018 with one purpose: To have my eyes transformed to see Jesus as friend in my life, and to become a closer friend to Him. […]

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My Significance

(5 Minute Read) My sister-in-law wrote this and I NEED the world to read it. The pressure to become the perfect mom begins before your child is even born. Any time you log on to the internet there are new articles and opinions on whether to vaccinate or not to vaccinate, to send your toddler […]

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Identity

I know I haven’t written in awhile, but I’ve been thinking a lot. Lately, I’ve really been thinking quite a lot about identity and how significant it is in our lives. It plays such a huge role in shaping us and motivating us within every situation of life, but I think we often times forget […]

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Becoming A Child, Again

Uganda, Africa. 2018. It has taken me a long time to even think about writing about our trip to Africa (or write at all, really), and although I’ve now thought about it a few times, I don’t know how to put it into words, really. But I’m going to try. There was so much that […]

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Homesick

A couple of weeks ago I was sitting in class and we were watching a debate between an atheist and a theologian. Both of them were brilliant, absolutely brilliant men, with Doctorate degrees, and the debate was very interesting, with both sides presenting conflicting but still intertwining points. What I mean is that science and […]

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Twenty-three

I turned twenty-three last weekend, and the days leading up to it I couldn’t help but reflect on the previous year. Year twenty-two was full of so much growth. Growth within myself and how I see myself; growth in relationship with people; and mostly (most importantly) growth with our Father and how I perceive Him […]

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Skinny Jeans

This is a pretty personal post but I think it’s one of those things that I just need to share. I’ve never really struggled with body image issues or self-esteem, I’m a fairly confident person, but there is one thing that continues to nag at me. It has to do with skinny jeans. I love […]

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Band-Aid Effect

To introduce this post I want to tell a story. The story is of a man who went to battle and won many, many victories. He was a fearless warrior who seemed invincible because of his ability to leave battle without any injury. But one day, he was pierced by an arrow that had split […]

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Peaks and Valleys

I wrote the outline of this message on an index card a couple of years ago intending to one day write a sermon on it, and someday I will, but for now I want you to hear it in this moment. No matter what struggle you are coming up against or what pain you are […]

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Deep Cleaning

So, I went to the dentist yesterday for some teeth cleaning. And it hurt..really bad. You might think I’m being dramatic, but I’ve gone through years of braces, teeth pulls, cavities, and lip numbing so I know pain from the dentist, and I really don’t think any of those things hurt as bad as today […]

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