Change

To the next person who tells me “change would be good for you.” Let me tell you a story. Change. We are all shifting and moving simultaneously day to day; transitioning from one action or idea to another. It’s inevitable. It’s a part of life. I get it and need that as we all do….

Waiting Through Doubt

The doubt isn’t that there are good ones out there, it’s waiting for him to show up.

Intertwined Thankfulness

My heart is warm and my cup hath runneth over. I am thankful, blessed, honored, humbled, encouraged, loved, and so much more than these feelings and emotions attached to them could ever mean. Christ has infused many people into my life, if one were to look at the pattern from afar you might see a…

My Father’s Protection

Though, I am drawn to worldly things and curious moments, my God takes me back, pulls me nearer, and covers me with His love. I lean into Him like I’m gasping for breath; for life to never leave me. “But the Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen you and protect you from the evil…

Wrapped in a Moment

My cup runneth over, as I sit rocking in a chair on the front deck, watching the sun rise above the earth, until the red and orange glow disappears. Its warmth absorbs into my mummy wrapped skin covered by a sushi designed fleece blanket that I received for Christmas last year. While worship songs fill…

Stepping into Respite

A half mile off of the shore of Lake Michigan, tucked into tall trees and beyond the riding lawn mower green lawn, is a little ranch house I grew up in. After three hours of asphalt across the mitten state, I pull up the familiar stone driveway lined by edging grass and sporadic tree placements;…

Well Worn

My closest relationships are like a pair of well worn jeans. The ones that I can’t wait to put on when I get home. The ones that have thinned so much; I should no longer be wearing them in public, yet at times, I do. Throughout the years, the cotton has stretched to the edge…

Love

I’m home in the presence of you; and there is so much to say as I gaze into hazel, yet my trembling lips lay in wait. Every ounce of me is screaming to tell you these thoughts I’ve been holding in for so long. How long must I wait? Tears like rain drops against a…

Like. Love. In Love

I was recently asked if I was in love with a friend of mine. “In love,” I thought; I don’t even know what being in love, rather than growing in love looks like anymore. My worldly view has changed into more of a godly view as my walk with Christ has grown stronger. What difference…

Devotional Ponderings: Love One Another

Curled up on the couch with a cup of tea in hand, I ponder this morning’s devotional. Love one another. “By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” John 13:35 I’m in search of my college volleyball team, some I find and others remain a mystery. I…