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…

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…

Messy, Mixed-Up Monday Madness and Magic.

Welcome to Mondays. Bad news and good news collide together impossibly. Your heart finds joy and yet takes blows not softly. How can one single day holds so much happiness and beauty, yet so much sadness and harshness. So many life-giving moments colliding with the draining reminders of this temporary, expiring existence. There is so…

{We.}

We love and live and laugh and sing and dance, we hurt and cry and punch and slip and struggle and breakdown and shutdown. We are a collection of contradictions and impossibilities and dreams, pushing through the grand, ever twisting structure of life. Life is more than the grades or subjects taught in school, the…

From Our Perspective

We paint sketches of ourselves, our own colors, the picture of innocence. But with others, we frame the flaws quickly with magnificence. We write ourselves as the heroes of our own story lines. We overlook the incompetencies of our nature’s design. We paint over the war zone with masking velvet soft rose pink shades. Ignore…