With all the craziness in the world today, we see so much negative talk, fear & an overall mood of hopelessness. This always makes my heart feel really sad. A few weeks ago, I remember someone tried putting me down for being “too optimistic” or “too hopeful,” and I still can’t grasp how that can… Continue reading Let’s talk about Hope
You may or not be familiar with the story biblical account of the holiday known as Easter, but that is the inspiration behind this post. At the time I began writing this, it was Holy Week, and I've delayed posting it due to getting way too caught up in my studies to make time to… Continue reading Choosing Barabbas
If the title of this post got you singing a song from The Greatest Showman, you're not alone! While this post is not about the film, it does take a bit of inspiration from the song's lyrics. We as humans struggle with contentment, with finding "enough-ness." We want it all and once we get it,… Continue reading Never Enough
Anyone who knows me knows that I've always been pretty good at being- or at least acting optimistic and cheery. Before I truly found God, however, this optimism was often a façade; I acted optimistic in order to feel better about my life and hide my true feelings from the world. Once I made my relationship… Continue reading Chronically Optimistic
*** A/N: This blog post is from the fall of 2016, when I began my fundraiser to go on a mission trip to the UK. Last summer (2017), God made that happen. I have been called to return this coming summer, so the sentiment of this post still rings true. The shirts mentioned in this… Continue reading A Faithful Challenge: I Have Been Called.