One Step Forward After Finishing My Degree

One Step Forward After Finishing My Degree

So here I am. One day after turning in my dissertation, my final project for university, and it’s been relaxing. I’ve done all the things I’ve wished I could do back when I had to be studying and writing, and it’s been just one day and I’m already sick of it. Continue reading

Thoughts on Leaving the Teen Years Behind

Thoughts on Leaving the Teen Years Behind

I turned twenty the other day. Some of my brain still refuses to wrap around that fact, but the rest of it is content to leave the teen years behind. Here are my thoughts on having successfully completed (and by that I mean…well…survived/existed/been breathing and learning) two decades of life in this round world. Continue reading

Why You Shouldn’t Worry About Getting Your Life Together

Why You Shouldn’t Worry About Getting Your Life Together

It was bright, sunny, AND warm this past weekend. Hello shorts and hello summer! Despite it being Saturday, I managed to roll out of bed at 8:30 and it wasn’t actually painful (I know right!? I almost high-fived myself). Now I’m pretty sure (okay 100% sure) that this was because my motivation was meeting up with some friends for coffee, because not much can get me awake at that hour on a Saturday, but that day the early morning alarm Continue reading

The Divine in Carpenter’s Clothes

The Divine in Carpenter’s Clothes

Matthew 13:53-58

How often do we overlook the divine and miraculous simply because we know where it came from?

I remember as a child I thought the deck of cards from Alice in Wonderland came to paint the leaves red in the autumn, but the real answer when I was old enough to understand did not make them any less amazing. In fact, they were almost prettier. Continue reading

And My Song Shall Ever Be

And My Song Shall Ever Be

Happy Thursday. This is the third time I’ve woken up in my new house. My family just moved about twenty minutes away to Clyde from Waynesville where we originally arrived in North Carolina, and so far I’ve discovered there’s little that’s better than sitting with my morning cup of coffee in front of glass doors that look out over the back porch and rolling green hills. Continue reading