worthless worries burden me

It’s reached that inevitable stage of life, the one that finds you in your twenties, on the verge of closing out the college chapter. And the whole world is before you, filled with hundreds upon hundreds of options, or so they always seem to be saying. Possibilities so endless that it makes you want to…

take the world but give me Jesus

When you pray asking Jesus to make you more desperate for Him… …theoretically you shouldn’t be shocked when that’s put to the test almost instantly. It was the first Friday of the semester, January 2017, when the world seemed alive with those new-year rich hopes. You were sitting there in a chapel row, the rhythms…

taking my time on my ride

As a long time fan of using any and all car rides to let the rhythm of music flood the car at socially unacceptable levels, this drive was no different. Pulling in to the driveway of the place I’ve called home, after a lingering round of goodbyes at college, Ride by Twenty One Pilots happened…

where the light shines through

  FROM THE INBOX The email still sits in the organized layers of my inbox. A miracle because its survived many attempts to clear out and simplify. Bringing me back to that instant, eyes welling over inexplainably, something within resonating. Because at every stage in life, the darkness tries to invade all you hold dear,…

Hello Hurricane

Help me see beyond this picture. Widen my perspective and view to realize there is something beyond this story unfolding. May I trust it even when I cannot see it and all feels like invisible pressure and silent terror stealing my heart’s blood + beat. Switchfoot’s Vice Verses Deluxe Album fell into my Spotify shuffle…

This Hope I Hold is My Reality

Today, as light filtered in stained glass and time-honored hymns rose in chorus, I cried. Today, I needed that truth more than ever. This Resurrection Sunday, I needed the hope of life forever with Jesus. A hope that is real and true, evident despite the tangled threads of life that are twisted otherwise, obscuring it….