Tag: Hope

The Space We Hold

A few months ago, I read Jen Hatmaker’s book “Fierce, Free and Full of Fire”, and I haven’t been able to stop thinking about it. In the book, Jen called me to live differently as she shared her story. Reading the book felt like a sweet invitation to live a full, vulnerable, bold, honest, full-hearted, ...

My Paralyzed Heart

I don't often live in quiet spaces. I love music, and so I have a constant flow of several different genre's playing in the background. The creation of my own nonstop background score has created a lot of memories and emotions tied to music. Songs transport me to different seasons in my life and different ...

For Everyone… But Not Me

On June 8, 2018, after months of headaches and vision issues, I walked into an ophthalmologist's office expecting a simple appointment that would end with a new prescription. I have worn glasses for as long as I can remember. I knew what to expect and walked in worry free. The appointment started as all the ...

Chocolate Pudding and Quitters

The first time I met Dan's parents, Al and Roxie, I remember being so nervous! Dan and I hadn't been dating too terribly long, but we were already serious. I was only 20 years old, but I was already in love and starting to dream about what our future could look like. I was so ...

Daydreaming Alone

In November 2014, Dan and I felt like God was telling us to pick a word to embrace for 2015. We had never picked a "word of the year" before and, honestly, I am not sure what made us have the thought. When we chose the word "brave" for 2015, I immediately started writing a ...