I’ve been thinking a lot about love lately. And not in the way most of you are probably thinking. We've all heard the phrase, "love thy neighbor" but I think we've fallen into the lie that the "neighbor" we are called to love is that sweet family with the white picket fence and perfectly manicured… Continue reading Love thy unloving neighbor.
Whirlpools & Swimming Upstream
Summer is finally here, or almost here for some. The weather is heating up, the sun is shining a little brighter. Everything is better about summer, right? Sometimes. Now that it’s summer, people will start swimming. I’ll probably swim some too. I used to swim in my grandparents pool since I was a baby. I… Continue reading Whirlpools & Swimming Upstream
Five Years Deep
“We’ll never know the deep, deep love of God” Those were some of the words that I sang at church this morning before heading back to Kentucky. Those were some of the words that I hummed to between sips of black cherry soda. Those were some of the words that I had 5.5 hours through… Continue reading Five Years Deep
The Space Between Mary and Martha.
Mary and Martha? I’m speaking from the story from Luke 10 which reads: "As Jesus and the disciples continued on their way to Jerusalem, they came to a certain village where a woman named Martha welcomed him into her home. Her sister, Mary, sat at the Lord’s feet, listening to what he taught. But Martha… Continue reading The Space Between Mary and Martha.
A slice of humble …
A slice of humble - brownie? Yes brownie. Not pie. Humble. This is such a tricky word sometimes. I try to be humble. But sometimes the line of what being humble becomes blurred with putting yourself down, or being too prideful. That’s right, I said it - too prideful. But how can this be? Aren’t… Continue reading A slice of humble …
Looks, lenses, and laughter
My life as a photographer has always felt like somewhat of a double standard. There, I said it. Those horrible words. I have made a career where my focal point is helping people to feel comfortable, beautiful/handsome, and confident in the body that God has designed for them. And I love it. I love that… Continue reading Looks, lenses, and laughter
Red; bold red.
Last week something strange happened. I was sitting in my living room Thursday working on a paper and I began to notice something was wrong. I felt a small patch of hives on my upper left cheek forming. But I figured If I let them be, they would go away. I continued working on my… Continue reading Red; bold red.
To be, or not to be, or to be both, or to be none at all.
The last few weeks (month, really) have flown by. They were incredibly demanding and very busy. I had a choir tour. An exit interview to take. Research papers to submit. Finals to study for (and take) A commencement speech to write. A dorm room to pack up. An apartment to move things into. A baccalaureate… Continue reading To be, or not to be, or to be both, or to be none at all.
On healing and following the heart.
Healing. It seems like we always want to be better off. To be healthy. To be joyful. To have clarity. To have things easier. To feel whole. To have consistency. To be healed. So why do we consistently make choices and behave in ways that result in the opposite? This isn't about what's out of… Continue reading On healing and following the heart.
Numbers, Choices, and Other Difficult Things…
Numbers. Back when I was back and forth about putting my words from notebooks or files on my computer into a blog, I made myself a promise: numbers wouldn’t matter. Ever. The stats page was a mere acquaintance, not a friend. I promised to myself that as long as I was did the following, I… Continue reading Numbers, Choices, and Other Difficult Things…