The Faces From the Magazine {Making Christmas More}

These faces 😍. They have become part of one of the most meaningful Christmas gifts  and traditions that I’ve discovered : the opportunity to give to Compassion and support these faces and the stories behind them. It’s that time of year again, where the world comes alive with giving and partying and some kind of magic….

Reflections on Living, Hope, and Twenty One Pilots Lyrics

9.10.16 Now the night is coming to an end. The sun will rise and we will try again. Stay alive, stay alive for me.  Twenty One Pilots. Hey there friends. Happy weekend (or whatever time you are reading this). Today is another Saturday, another morning waking up to light in the skies, another day with…

Courage Runs. {5k Part II}

Running requires courage. For me, running involves dealing with self-discipline and fear. The kind that knots up and builds until it’s a solid weight inside, continually adding pressure to the simplest things. Testing new roads, planning space on crammed days, pushing past perceptions, trying to outrun myself- both literally and mentally. Half the battle is…

Empty Seats and Heavy Hearts

Mockingjay Part II, and the endings are all tied together The colors are blurring until the emotions have no tether Why does it hit with such force, now so much later And of course, I’m falling apart in the theater I have never identified with Katniss Everdeen more than I have at this exact moment….

First Steps {5k Part I + Training Tips}

” I am not a runner. “ I can’t tell you how many times those words have left my mouth. Yet, this past weekend, I ran my second ever 5k. At first glance, those statements seem to be very conflicting. The honest truth is that I don’t consider myself a runner. I don’t love it,…

World Changers

It started with a simple phrase attached to the bottom of a Switchfoot newsletter. The letter was about a cause they believed in, and the encouragement to change the world by supporting causes like that. They signed it with four normal yet massively important words : The World You Want. That phrase has stuck with me…