when you’re not feeling Christmas

I am beyond over the song "Silent Night." "All is calm, all is bright..." Are you KIDDING me. Literally, this woman just birthed a CHILD and there's all these animals all over the place and animals are not silent. And then she has all these strange shepherd dudes show up and y'all, seriously?! I don't... Continue Reading →

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this is not the end.

It will steal your innocence. But it will not steal your substance. -Mumford & Sons- I crave simplicity. The moonlight jumping from dancing branches of palm trees. The silence of my bedroom on a Saturday morning, with a mug of green tea with honey. The first chords of my favorite song and the excitement of... Continue Reading →

hello hurricane

This Saturday morning is quiet. My chipped Damascus mug is steaming with a new tea and my roommate is still curled up in her blankets. The refrigerator hums and the A/C blasts, encouraging the tightening of my blanket around my shoulders. The presence of my backpack next to my desk taunts me, reminding me of... Continue Reading →

guest post: uncontrollable

I'm beyond excited for THE Rachael Gieger's words to grace this page. Rachael's pursuit of holiness calls me on in so many ridiculous ways...she speaks truth with eloquence and power. Receive these words with an open heart, because there is so much beauty here.   If you’re anything like me, you love control. I love to... Continue Reading →

evil is sensible.

Verdict: dead. Decision: bury. Then run. Out of control, hurt, confused. It doesn’t make sense to hope. Death makes sense. It makes sense to run because it makes sense not to win. It makes sense for silence to consume and burn all possibility of understanding. Evil makes sense. You keep thinking of all of the... Continue Reading →

dear boy, i’m sorry.

Dear Boy, What a mystery our relationship is, and has been since the beginning of time. Fingers have been pointed and wounds have been inflicted, with each side wholly blaming the other. And yet...we come together, time and time again. Beauty and love and goodness somehow make themselves known in the midst of the ashes... Continue Reading →

wanting to be well.

How much of your time is spent looking at impossibilities?  Once there was a lame man sitting at a gate. Within the gate was Bethesda, a sacred pool where many found healing. The man was at the gate…so close to healing and yet so far. He had no way of getting inside; everyone else keep... Continue Reading →

more.

Enlarge the space for your tent, spread out your tent cloths unsparingly; lengthen your ropes and make firm your pegs. -Isaiah 54:2 What size tent do you have God in? Are you praying without expectation? Maybe there's a specific need that you've been giving to the Lord constantly and you're just not seeing Him move.... Continue Reading →

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