leaving | rivers & roads

leave. to go away from. to allow to remain. it’s fascinating to consider this double meaning (and no fun to live it out). of going away from things, but also allowing things to remain. recently, while I have been physically leaving so many faces and community behing, this made me hope that I am leaving…

To Walk With Through The Fear and The Mess

I love community. The chance to invest and grow alongside those around me, to watch our stories unfold, to be connected in a million little ways and celebrate the absolute joy of living. The strong picture it is of us not being alone, of something better and deeper than we can imagine. And to this…

HOPE IS THE ANTHEM // Thanksgiving 2016

GRATEFUL || Gratitude reflections in the midst of the heaviness, the brokenness, the grey. For the first snow magic. It’s the Saturday before Thanksgiving. Christmas decorations, Campus Christmas magic arrived overnight. Twirling holiday decorations in shades of calming blue hang overhead. The strains of every variety of music celebrating the most wonderful time of the…

To The Camp Staff That Turned Into Family

A longing to be back comes and goes in huge waves. It’s been over a month since I drove down the bumpy lane that leads to camp. And just like those flashback scenes in movies, memories play out in my mind and make me fall in love all over again with the adventure of this…

Keep Scrolling

{There’s a info preview that plays before every movie at the theater. It talks about putting the small screen away and having the willpower to say no, so that they focus on the big, movie sized screen for playing movies. Honest confession, I struggle with this. Pulling my phone out is a natural reflex, a…

Home. {Lessons from a week at camp}

I was there less than seven days. I have been gone less than seven days. And it has impacted my heart and life in ways that will extend beyond the summer, in ways that run deep and remind me of favorite memories and the familiar. Even though I was not a camper this year, the…