life is beautiful

September 1st.  I won’t lie, it’s the first day of my very favorite part of the year.   Even now I am sipping a warm mug of Pumpkin Spice flavored coffee and enjoying the scent and warm glow of Yankee Candle’s Harvest. I smile as I anticipate the impending beginning of autumn, and it’s subsequent […]

called to walk on water

We’ve all been there.  I have. Maybe you stand at the brink of the ocean now.  And you hear Jesus calling out to you.  Calling your name.  Beckoning you to trust Him.  To walk on the water. Whatever it is that you may be facing, have courage.  You are His.  And He is yours. Be blessed […]

stop trying {to be the good girl}

We are taught to be good from childhood. So we strive to always be obedient.  Always do the ‘right’ thing. Always be nice.  Always be kind.  Be patient.  Be loyal.  Be honest… And we try.  We try to hold it all together.  We smile and grit our teeth when we get upset.  We keep it […]

value

With bitter frustration I fell under the push up. I had tried, I failed epically. Knuckle push ups had always been hard, worse when you woke up at five in the morning and dragged yourself to work out at Karate by six. I felt so weak, so pathetic, so ridiculous, a sweaty mess, face first on […]

you’re hopelessly small {it’s true}

I was about 13 years old when I gave myself completely over to Jesus; giving Him my life, giving Him my heart, my dreams, my everything.  What I hadn’t fully comprehended was that those things weren’t really ever mine in the first place…wait, I’m getting ahead of myself. Everybody gets to a crossroads in life.  Whatever decisions this crossroads may present, it can be […]

all i’ve ever needed

The guitar felt good in her hands. Adrenaline washed over, pumping through her limbs as she stood on the stage.  She allowed her eyes a momentary scan of the crowd, a sea of faces, bathed in lowlight. Her heart thudded in her ears. Her left hand’s fingers found the strings, pressed them to the fretboard; […]