I think in order to be a writer, God has to give you life experiences that are so real that they provoke emotions out of you that are hidden deep in the crevices of your soul. These things that happen – they engulf your whole character and wreck your every fiber, until the only thing … More Catharsis
I’m writing this post for mostly for myself. Because quite honestly, I really need to figure out a way to combat this in my life. I’ve always battled with jealousy, with comparison, with defeat – I think its in my nature. And its one of the fastest, easiest ways to discourage my soul. The enemy comes right in and camps … More Comparison is the thief of joy, so why can’t we stop?
When you’re not quite there yet, but you want to be there so bad you spend every minute of your time thinking, waiting, wishing, wondering about what it will be like when you’re there – and you completely miss out on the season you’re currently in. Anyone else? We’re expecting our first baby this fall. And … More When You’re Not Quite There Yet, but You’re Anxious to Get Where You’re Going
“Delight yourself in the Lord; And he will give you the desires of your heart.” – Psalm 37:4 For me, most days I “desire” a coffee in the morning. I’m usually “desiring” a new pair of shoes. And I always “desire” to travel more. Long term, I “desire” a career in ministry, some sort of national … More Delight and Your Desires
What do I know, but I live as though I do not know? These words questioned me in the very lining of my soul. In the crevices where my thoughts have been manipulated by the ways of the world. My answers come in the form of my doubts, my fears, my insecurities, my threats. They come pouring out … More What do I know, but I live as though I do not know?
DESIDERATA GO PLACIDLY AMID THE NOISE & HASTE, & REMEMBER WHAT PEACE THERE MAY BE IN SILENCE. AS FAR AS POSSIBLE WITHOUT SURRENDER be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly & clearly; and listen to others, even the dull & ignorant; they too have their story. * Avoid loud & aggressive … More FOUND IN OLD SAINT PAUL’S CHURCH, BALTIMORE; DATED 1692
Around my birthday I always spend a lot of time reflecting on the past year – what I learned, what I did or didn’t do, where I traveled – and I try to make sense of it all. This year, I compiled a list of the 27 things I know for sure. These 27 things … More 27 Things I Know For Sure at 27.