Spirituality

I’m a Christian but spirituality is a universal human experience!

Invisible Borders

I’ve been really busy this summer even after quitting my job – most of my time has been spent keeping up with homework and studying for my thesis. It’s really easy to just stay inside trying to get all that done – heck it&# ...

What I Learned About the LGBTQ Community

If there was somewhere I want to be right now, it would be back at the camp I wrote about in my last post, at the dock by the lake. Only in that quiet, that peace, would I be able to deeply cry and mourn with the lost and hurt of the Orlando shoot ...

Camp Basileia

It’s almost summer! I wanted to write again earlier, but immediately after my finals ended and before returning to work this week, I attended a weeklong retreat at a camp six hours north of home. This is my first time ever being outdoors, ...

#OneLinerTestimony

I had been consistent with blogging once a week, but after Easter, exhaustion overtook me because I used up so much of my energy on a very special project I was working on for two months!

Earlier this year I wrote about how I want to dedic ...

Celebrating Love on Easter

Happy belated Easter!

The holiday is culturally about bunnies and eggs, but now that I’m celebrating it in context, it’s actually a holiday about love. Not romantic love like Valentine’s Day, but the boundless love that ma ...

How do we know who our real friends are?

We don’t need to.

This is probably not the smartest thing to write about publicly, but it’s something that greatly bothered me today as I attended my friend’s funeral. I wasn’t the closest to him, but during the shor ...

You’re Perfect Just the Way You Are

Most of us here are girls and have probably struggled with our self image at one point or another. I was a big victim and always needed my friends or parents to approve of me in terms of my education, my career, and my relationships. I used to enj ...

New Year, I’m a Ninja

I greeted 2016 by dancing with 30+ of my friends and 16,000+ people after a five-day intensive conference in St. Louis, and it was the most amazing New Year’s moment of my 23 years. I have a lot of goals for the new year but first I’l ...

First Christmas Reflections

Merry Christmas and happy other holidays as well!

A few years ago my mom bought this Christmas ornament for our tree, which says “Baby’s First Christmas” because she thought it was cute. Well this year it has become releva ...

#loveis

This post continues my last one about abusive relationships. Feel free to read it for some context for this one.

While I was in that abusive relationship, I was pressured into the mentality that if a friend can’t deliver a request of ...

#thatsnotlove

If you don’t have an ad blocker on Youtube, you might have been hit with this campaign recently. It shows a progression of how a simple statement like “I love you” can escalate to manipulation and control in any kind of relations ...

My Apology to Everyone

Last week a gunman in an Oregon community college targeted Christians and shot them, killing nine and injuring many others. I did my ...

This World is Broken

I’m sure everybody knows by now, today the United States has made gay marriage legal in all states! It’s a touchy subject and I’ve always supported the rights of all people no matter who they choose to love, but now as I’ve ...

Can You Smile?

The line between adulthood and childhood is thin. It’s not the day that marks your 18th year on earth. It’s the day you begin to perceive the world and see the truth. The day I realized that was April 16, 2014.

That is in fact t ...

Your Love is Relentless

Where are the people that accused me? The ones who beat me down and bruised me They hide just out of sight Can’t face me in the light They’ll return but I’ll be stronger – “Unbreakable” by Firefl ...

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