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…

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…

strength + dignity + purple flowers

As I sit down to write this story, to let the emotions bleed out with the words, to capture a glimpse of heaven’s light in this hard season, all is quiet. The twinkling strand of lights glow softly like they always do in the corner of my dorm room I call home for eight out…