Sitting at the end of a long table at Starbucks, alone

I don’t come here very often, only when I have time to kill. I have a meeting in an hour and thought I could use some really good coffee. So I drove up, pulled in, and ordered my coffee. The last time I was here, the coffee was GREAT. But maybe they messed up my…

Even though I know nothing

For some very odd reason, there are times in my life where something happens and I just picture God looking down and laughing at me. Not in a, “wow girl you need to get your stuff together, you are a mess” kind of way. But rather in a loving way. I have this image of…

A Bigger Story is Unfolding

I have been traveling so much these past few months and have been to so many different churches in the process. After my mission trip, I stayed in South Carolina for a little bit and attended a university campus church at one of the colleges I am looking into. Conveniently, the pastor mentioned a passage…

True Freedom

Happy 4th of July! I have always enjoyed celebrating the 4th of July with family and friends and hope you guys are having a wonderful day! There is just something about the warm weather that makes this day such a fun celebration. I have gone through so much this past year of my life and…

Why Hope Means so Much

For the longest time, I didn’t get why people made such a big deal about hope. I thought that hope was just a feeling. Hope was just like wishing for something. Wanting something better or the security that there are better days to come. And while I believe that is all technically true, hope is…

The Importance of Rememberance

What a week and it is only Wednesday… anybody else double-checking their calendars to make sure it isn’t the weekend yet?? There are just weeks when it’s like everything is happening at once and guys it is INSANE! But God is good and the war is already won (I have had to keep reminding myself…

Betrayed

I went to a small, private Christian school when I was younger. In one of my classes (in the 5th grade I might add) we read  Julius Caesar. Now many years have gone by and for some reason I still have a pretty detailed memory of this play. Something about it just stuck with me….

Letting the Leaves Change

I like having my life together and clinging to comfort. I don’t immediately get excited when I run into change… in fact, I tend to run away from change. Life is good and I don’t want things to change. I have the feeling that I am not alone in this. When you’re having a successful time…

The Urgency of Loving Your City

I have moved around a lot and have honestly loved every place we’ve moved. Now, moving is a strange thing. Because you basically start all over. You know nobody and no one knows you. It’s both beautiful and terrible at the same time. This last move has been so different though. I moved from a…

When Fear Takes Over

I have always struggled with fear and truthfully thought I had it all under control. But then it came for a long extended visit, without my approval. It came in a totally new form than I’ve ever seen before. I used to be fearful of situations and anxious about plans and how things will get…