the things learned in spring 2018

some seasons of life squeeze in a lifetime’s worth of golden memories and significant events in a whirlwind of days. these past spring months have characterized this quite well.  I’m currently in denial that March, April, and now May have flown past. I guess graduation will do that to you. that’s right, it actually happened….

love never leaves a heart where it found it

Ever since it turned March, I’ve been holding my breath. Along with that calendar page transition, something inside gave way, something that has been building and layering itself within my story for the past year. Last March, everything in my life was completely inside out and I felt like my heart was hanging by a…

fearless I walk the trackless sea

Things never go quite the way we anticipate. If there’s anything 2017 should have left my heart with an awareness of, it’s this reality. Yet here I find myself, a month or so into the year, reeling from the sway of emotions and events that collide to upset all balance. It’s been a strange start…

when your heart is afraid of bad news

  You always remember the dates. January 18th 2017. “The day my world changed but God did not.”  I remember the events of that night in fragments, the fragility of life and beauty of a hope beyond our own colliding. It was Wednesday night of the second week in to the semester, and I was…

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…

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 +…