Tonight I’m lying in the bed of a family I’m house-sitting for over the weekend. It’s a little lonely, just me over here at the Carroll Cottage, but I like it. My iPhone tells me it would take me a mere 14 minutes to return home and fall asleep in my own bed tonight, but… Continue reading Starting College in Two Weeks, or, ALL THE FEELS
Speaking the truth in love is overrated. Because here’s what I hear as people “speak the truth in love”: “Hey girl. When you wear those shorts I don’t think the guys can concentrate on what they’re supposed to be doing. We don’t want our Christian brothers to stumble now do we? I’m just speaking the truth… Continue reading Can We Please Stop ‘Speaking the Truth in Love’?
I had the honor of leading my church in some Communion Thoughts as we broke bread and passed the cup to one another this morning. I’ve had a few people ask if I would post them here, so here you go… I hope you feel His presence as you read these words and reflect on… Continue reading The Deep End
At the beginning of the week I spend time with a sweet 2-year-old boy who said goodbye to his baby sister a month ago. The baby he prayed for and loved on, the baby that would get to grow old with him, lived for only 40 minutes on this Earth. The other day he pointed up… Continue reading Life from Death –My Messy Beautiful
I haven’t been able to get the idea of Light out of my head for the past few days, in moments of extreme joy and in the face of immense heartbreak. I’ve been thinking about the concept of Light, and how my faith looks more like a candle than a bonfire right now. Slow, but… Continue reading Light.
Hello there! Today I am thinking about bravery. Can we talk about that for a minute? Bravery is a concept that’s been on my mind for a good, long while. It’s been a personal practice for me in the past few months… something that I’ve tried to be better at. You see, I’m one of… Continue reading Being Brave: online/offline
Well, it’s been a full year… In more ways than one. If you’ll remember with me, my word for the year was “trust.” I blogged a little about that back here and here. It’s definitely been a year of trusting… But not in the “10,000 revelations of trusting” that I felt like I was supposed… Continue reading Words, Keys, and New Years