Dreaming after Disappointment

Dreaming after Disappointment

I’ve always been a dreamer. My mind is constantly filled to the brim with new ideas that seem impossible and out of reach. Each day I brainstorm different possibilities, future plans, or creative projects. It’s fun to dream, but what if God tells me to actually act on them? I hear Him asking me to take a step as I…

You Unravel Me

You Unravel Me

Want to know something ironic? Like many people in the world, I am veryclaustrophobic. The thought of being trapped in a box makes me start to breathe funny. My lungs feel out of whack and my chest tightens up. Sometimes the complete darkness of a room will make me panic and I start thinking I am in a tiny box…

Leaving Comfort for Jesus

Leaving Comfort for Jesus

As humans, we love to be comfortable. We want to have nice things. We would love for our lives to go smoothly. Today’s culture promotes putting yourself first and following your own heart. God calls us to do the complete opposite. As Christians, we aren’t called to be comfortable, but to serve selflessly. We are to put others first and…

In the Stillness

In the Stillness

“What if I’m in the quiet? What if I’m right here, right now?” This is what I heard God speaking to me as I entered 2021. In my life, I’m used to constantly going and never stopping. Always searching for the next adventure, the next big thing to try out, the next task to be checked off my list, the…

A Journey of Becoming

A Journey of Becoming

“Maybe this was a bad idea. I shouldn’t be here.” These were a few of my first thoughts as I touched down in Los Angeles to embark on a five month journey called Discipleship Training School. What was I getting myself into? I remember that day like it was yesterday. Anxiety filled my heart as I stepped off the plane…

Letting Go & Letting God

Letting Go & Letting God

2020 was a hard year. I was caught up in the fear and anxiety that the whole world was feeling. Not only that, but I was also at a crossroads in my life. I didn’t know what my next season of life would look like. I was graduating college and needed a steady job right away . . . or…

On Earth as it is in Heaven

On Earth as it is in Heaven

Through lips accustomed to tradition, these words are spoken in churches all over the world. They are desperate pleas for a certain utopia here in the chaos of the world. It’s in the midst of desperate times do these words bring solace and comfort—there is a heaven out there and it has to be better than this. The tragedy of…

Cutting the Rope of Control

Cutting the Rope of Control

Learning to let go isn’t an easy process, but it’s a journey I am beginning to pursue. I’ve noticed that I love to be in control. I love when I am in control of my environment, my future, my finances, my relationships, my calling, and more. It makes me feel assured that everything is going to be okay since I…

Behind the Mask

Behind the Mask

We all wear masks to hide parts of who we are from other people. We don’t want people to see into the depths of our hearts. We don’t want them to see our struggles. We want to put on a brave face and show people the best versions of ourselves. Society strives for and looks for perfection. Social media has…

Storms

Storms

It can feel impossible to trust God when you are in the middle of a storm He knew was coming. Why couldn’t He just save us from it? If He did that, we wouldn’t get to learn and grow from the storm. Trust me, I have been through my share of storms. I have spent many nights crying into my…