It is truly a beautiful struggle, being saved from the darkness in this world. I am redeemed from my sins, I am forgiven for the mistakes I have made, I am a new creation in Christ, and I am guaranteed a spot up above in the good ol' throne room. These things are worthy of … Continue reading Hitting Home
If you are anything like me, you cringed at that saying, "Do what you can wherever you are planted". I am a dreamer, a doer, an aspiring, creative being. I want to go, I want to reach and stretch to the farthest ends of the Earth. My heart's dream is so far from where I am, that I often forget … Continue reading Being Present Where You Are Planted
Growing up around Christians, in the church, and/or in a Christian home, you often hear mothers tell their daughters: "I really admire Susan and how she handles her children. Her daughters are so well rounded and well behaved." "You know that you can't date until you are 18, so no hanging out with boys, no … Continue reading Where Are We Going Wrong?
Since I was fifteen I have had this far off dream that I wanted to help others. Not in a simple way, but in a life altering sense. It has always been one of those dreams where you think it just simply isn't possible because it is too hard. I asked myself, "how can one girl … Continue reading Seems Simple Enough
It's a history of survival. A long standing one at that. The definition of surviving is to continue to live or exist, especially in spite of danger or hardship. Through instability, I survived. Through Chaos, I survived. Through mental, emotional, and physical abuse, I survived. Through poverty, I survived. Through neglect, I survived. Through abandonment, I … Continue reading From Surviving To Thriving
I think we are all scared to really be vulnerable. I think that we are all too scared to really let people know who we really are because we are afraid of judgment. I think we are all afraid of being transparent because we cannot take rejection. I think that we need to be stronger … Continue reading Overcoming Timidity
Trying to figure out where you belong is a difficult journey. What makes it even harder is when you feel called to a certain area or expertise, but the door that leads down that road hasn't been opened yet. Have you ever felt this way? Where you feel that you are positive you belong in a … Continue reading An Open Window Of My Heart