How To: Be Who You Always Wanted to Be

I used to have my entire life planned out on paper. One of my best friends and I would spend entire sleepovers dreaming up our futures. We would talk about it for hours: the man we would marry, the job we would have, where we would live, how many kids we would have, the sizeContinue reading “How To: Be Who You Always Wanted to Be”

Gracious Space & Honest Thoughts

For the first time ever, I felt like I needed to do it all. And if I couldn’t do it all, then I should probably give up. This time last year, I was excited about the headway I was making in my life. I set goals that I accomplished over time, which was exciting afterContinue reading “Gracious Space & Honest Thoughts”

The Juggling Act

I open my eyes. If I’m lucky, I’m opening them to the half hour right before the thunderous noise of my almost two-year-old shaking his crib. The light snakes in through our window, but only enough for me to vaguely read the words on the thin pages. I sit up enough to see the PsalmsContinue reading “The Juggling Act”

A Pep Talk for Your Bad Week

He was supreme in the beginning and—leading the resurrection parade—he is supreme in the end. From beginning to end he’s there, towering far above everything, everyone. So spacious is he, so roomy, that everything of God finds its proper place in him without crowding. Not only that, but all the broken and dislocated pieces ofContinue reading “A Pep Talk for Your Bad Week”

Confessions of a Woman

I gave away my first kiss when I was 16. It was to a boy that I probably should not have kissed. One red flag: he had just had a piece of pizza right before he decided kissing me was a good idea. (Tip: don’t kiss someone after you’ve eaten pizza.) This boy was also youngerContinue reading “Confessions of a Woman”

What Freedom Feels Like

A few months ago, my friend & I started a women’s group called Rally. I saw it clearly in my head: the group of women gathered to connect, be seen, and find friendship with other women all for God’s glory. As I drove to Rally last night, I started praying some fierce prayers. We hadn’tContinue reading “What Freedom Feels Like”