Split.

Spilled coffee on national coffee day. If this was a movie plot, I should’ve seen it coming. The perfect buildup. A rainy day, little loads of work pushed aside, a full schedule, a different structure than the usual routine, and a heart that easily feels the press of the small things. That last part, that’s…

Messy, Mixed-Up Monday Madness and Magic.

Welcome to Mondays. Bad news and good news collide together impossibly. Your heart finds joy and yet takes blows not softly. How can one single day holds so much happiness and beauty, yet so much sadness and harshness. So many life-giving moments colliding with the draining reminders of this temporary, expiring existence. There is so…

Tests: on why failure can be for the best

Today dawned bright and big in meaning. After months of working towards it, it was time to take my driving test. Better late than never, right? Tons of prayer, hours of repeatedly attempting basic skills that should be so easy, the patience and support of family and friends (shout in particular to my dad for…

Home. {Lessons from a week at camp}

I was there less than seven days. I have been gone less than seven days. And it has impacted my heart and life in ways that will extend beyond the summer, in ways that run deep and remind me of favorite memories and the familiar. Even though I was not a camper this year, the…

On Transitions {Graduation through Freshman Year}

Grow. This one word, grow. It means so very much. It is life summed up in one process. There is never a limit. Becoming throughout a season and an entire lifetime. Word of the year award right here. Or maybe it’s fighting with change for the top spot. But as a sign of just what…