From the Depths of the Pit

I was falling Slipping Sliding Drowning Sinking deep.   Trapped in the deepest Loneliest Darkest Gravest Lowest pit   I shouted Pleaded Begged Cried Called Your name.   You have listened Watched Loved Seen Heard my voice.   My cry for strength Love Grace Freedom Help   You said, “Don’t worry Struggle Wonder Doubt Fear.”... Continue Reading →

Grieving the Goodbyes…Again

I said goodbye to my youth pastor yesterday. That was difficult. Even though I’ve only known him for a few years, it was still so hard. I tried to hold back tears as I thought about him leaving. And I don’t even cry at funerals. I drove away from our church pondering the reality that... Continue Reading →

The Importance of Prayer

*Poof* In an instant, she was gone. One of the sweetest girls I’d met at college had suddenly vanished. I had no idea what happened to her. She didn’t respond to my texts. She didn’t let me know that she’d gotten my package in the mail. She didn’t even tell me that she wasn’t coming... Continue Reading →

Stretched to the Savior

The day I’ve dreaded my whole life is getting closer and closer. My excitement increases. But mostly, my dread increases. After spending 12 days at camp (which is the longest amount of time I’ve ever been away from home), I realized something. I am not cut out for college. It’s not simply because of the... Continue Reading →

Grieving the Goodbyes

I said goodbye to my piano teacher today. That was difficult. Even though I’ve only known her for a few years, it was still really hard. I drove away from her house pondering the reality that I may never see her again. Are goodbyes supposed to be this hard? Thankfully, I haven’t had to endure... Continue Reading →

The End of an Era

Well, it’s over. I am done with high school. All my mandatory classes are complete. No more quizzes, papers, exams, or projects…for a little while. I cannot believe I’m here. I wish I could stay in high school forever with my family, friends, and church family. Instead, I can prepare for college life—meeting new people,... Continue Reading →

Wishing Our Woes Away

Do you ever wish for a magic wand? When I was little, I wanted a magic wand so that I could have limitless wishes. I couldn’t understand why the princesses in fairytales always wasted their wishes on trivial things when they could wish for a magic wand and have an endless supply of wishes. (Clearly,... Continue Reading →

From Calm to Crazy

In my short life, I have identified (and experienced) three different kinds of fear.1 Rational Fear: This is a fear that’s totally normal and acceptable. For instance, a fear of crocodiles is rational. They have the power to eat people alive, so it’s okay to be afraid of them. Because of this fear, you probably... Continue Reading →

Woes of the Weak Worry Warrior

Wow. It’s almost 2017! A new year is here, and exciting new things are ahead. Well, maybe for you. But all I can see is the unchartered territory that lies ahead, which makes me nervous. In fact, I am terrified. I am terrified of the big, bold, scary future in front of me. I have no... Continue Reading →

Forgetting the Good Gifts

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning (James 1:17, NKJV). I read this verse today, and I felt very convicted. Why? Because I am utterly horrible at remembering this verse. In fact, I’m extremely... Continue Reading →

Twelve Percent

The ad said: "Now with 12% more cereal than our previous 16.25 ounce cereal.” Wow, I immediately thought. I'm definitely going to buy this cereal because I see that it has 12% more cereal now! (Note the sarcasm, folks.) It’s hard not to laugh out loud at this, isn’t it? The box of cereal literally stated... Continue Reading →

Glimmering Snow

I apologize that it's been a week since I've posted. I am awful. (And also unsure if I'm being sarcastic.) This post will be short but sweet... It might not have snowed yet this winter wherever you are, but you've probably seen snow before. So far this winter, we've gotten 5 minutes of flurries, which... Continue Reading →

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