when a thrill of hope isn’t what you feel

it was a Sunday morning and settled into the folding chair I let the twinkle lights above illuminate the Bible pages. exhausted from the endings and weary from the year, getting to this place was a struggle for my end of the semester tired self. the first snowfall was fresh on the trees, coating the…

the things learned in fall 2017

These months have flown by in a stream of colors, photographs, memories, last-minute trips, laughter to the point of tears, milestones, way too many emotions to keep up with the amounts of caffeine + sleep in our system (which is not a lot), and countless stories. So much has been unfolded in the rich, sentimental,…

with no anxious fear

what does it mean to trust and wait with no anxious fear? this is the simple yet complicated question that swirls around your rhythm of life. it began as a simple lyric tucked into a song repetitively used to flood your mind when all else hits levels of insanity that tear you apart. but this…

rooted + grounded

It’s senior year. The world surrounding me is changing. Everyday unveils a new set of scenes, changes arranging in grand to small details, ever intensifying. Home is no longer the brick walls with the courtyard gate, where the late night talks on green couches brought out tears, laughter, the deep held stories + fears +…

don’t stop fighting

It was a Tuesday night, in that late summer haze of endless space mixed with the upcoming arrival of responsibility. The previous weekend had been a flurry of excited hellos, stepping back into familiar spaces, running through inflatable corn mazes, dancing too much, magical new beginnings, an overwhelming sense of weight as this is the…

shadowlands + silver glass

We are storytelling beings. Our lives are story. Chapters, sentences, written not just with ink and pen, but in the very fabric of our souls. In ocean waves and galaxy glimmers and sky expanses. In tears shed over terminal arrivals and departures, joys from laughter and traces of the lovely within the details, in heartache…