All good things take time

Good is a good word to use to describe a myriad of things. Good can be the taste of a pizza or a burger we thoroughly enjoy, good can be the outcome of a successful first date, good can be a measurement of the satisfaction of a customer on a survey, good can be aContinue reading “All good things take time”

Don’t look back, you’re not going that way

The older you get, the harder discernment becomes. I feel like as children we have this innate tendency to trust and to sense what is good and pure in this world. We have our parents, our teachers, our older siblings, our cousins, our coaches, and so many influences that shape our understanding of the worldContinue reading “Don’t look back, you’re not going that way”

the glacier

Last week, in an ash filled valley that ran between two volcanic mountains, I stood at the edge of a glistening lake, watching birds land atop the majestic icebergs that had drifted into the water, broken off from the massive glacier we were preparing to ascend. I had never worn crampons before, nor had to carry an iceContinue reading “the glacier”

It’s a marathon, not a sprint

Two years ago I ran my first half marathon. And I won. And I hated every minute of it. After the race my mom asked me how I felt to which I responded, “I will never run a half marathon again.” This morning alongside crystal clear waters and under the warm California sun, miles andContinue reading “It’s a marathon, not a sprint”

some of God’s greatest gifts

One of my favorite songs of all time, and at the moment, is Garth Brook’s “Unanswered Prayers.” How true is it that sometimes are greatest blessings in life are those phone calls that God lets go to voicemail; it is not because he is ignoring us, but because he knows something that we just simplyContinue reading “some of God’s greatest gifts”

Loving deeply and learning slowly

I’m independent. A woman in pursuit of God and all He has for my life. I am happy lifting weights, and praising the Lord, and playing with my dogs, and adventuring solo. I enjoy filling up my backpack and boarding a plane or a train all by myself. I don’t mind being alone. But IContinue reading “Loving deeply and learning slowly”

shades of green

I am frankly living the most stereotypical writer scenario at the moment. It is early in the morning and I am in sitting in a quiet corner of a coffee shop on a cobbled street in Dublin and rain is gently pattering against the glass panes before me. There is coffeehouse rock humming in theContinue reading “shades of green”

It’s never just a linear process

There is power in vulnerability. And no, I don’t mean taking advantage of other people when they’re vulnerable. I mean when we own our weaknesses and bring them to the light, they become powerless. God loves to turn our weakness into His strength and by that, empowering us. We break the chains. We are noContinue reading “It’s never just a linear process”

live a life of love

At 22 years old, I’d be a fool to say I know a whole lot about this crazy adventure we call life. I have had my fair share of life lessons, growing pains, and learning experiences — I have been blessed by some extraordinary opportunities and gotten to do some amazing things in my short timeContinue reading “live a life of love”

in the eye of the storm, you remain in control

“You alone are the anchor, when my sails are torn. Your love surrounds me, in the eye of the storm…”  Imagine that. Being lost at sea. In the middle of a downpour, lightning striking, waves thrashing all around. Your sails are torn, you have no idea where you are, and you are afraid. You are cold.Continue reading “in the eye of the storm, you remain in control”