That my productivity doesn’t dictate my worth. And that I could start new, in that moment. I didn’t have to wait for my anxiety to cease, I didn’t have to wait for tomorrow.Read More
I don’t know why I took so much of this out on my dad. .. And he took it all in stride. He would hug me when I didn’t want to be hugged, somehow knowing that it brought me comfort no matter how much I fought it.Read More
Consider getting your father something a little more meaningful and unique this year… he deserves it.Read More
There are many roots to the word “depression”, but the earliest recorded use was likely for astronomy, “angular distance of a star below the horizon”.Read More
I usually come here with encouragement, or inspiration. So it’s a little odd to be coming here now, without a revelation or beautiful story to tell. But I knew I needed to write, for me. And God nudged me to do that here…Read More
Today, I met a woman named Victory. It was only in passing and yet I immediately wanted to know her. I wanted to be a part of the peace she was carrying.Read More
What you are not meant to be:
a fire truck, speeding through town to put out fires you did not start.
a dump truck, trudging down back roads, stopping only to pick up others’ trash,Read More
The New Year had begun and somehow, I had not. I felt stuck, paralyzed by too much potential, too many ideas, and not enough time... So here we are, only 9 days into 2019, exhausted from the expectations of November and December… and exhausted from the expectations we have already failed to meet of the new year.Read More
Sometimes it takes a complete change of scenery to remind of us the beauty we have here on earth. I’m sure it in no way compares to heaven, but how lovely that He would create visual hope, a retreat from the evil of this world, that we can return to.Read More
I think part of the reason we think kindness is free… is that we think being kind is hugging your best friend (who likes hugs), or complimenting your boss’s shoes. But can we talk about a deeper type of kindness? One that costs your pride and sometimes, your logic.Read More
We need to be real with each other, or we will spend our days hiding the hurt inside, where it keeps us hostage. Beautiful soul, please don’t stay imprisoned by your past.Read More
And I can confidently tell you, the sun will rise again, even after the darkest night.
Maybe you’re having one of those days, or weeks, and you’re so confusedRead More
Have you ever fallen HARD for someone you don't really know? Convincing yourself that there's an underlying magic and soul to your barely-there relationship?Read More
How do you give someone enough space while still showing you care?
Can you let go of your own need to "fix it" to let them fully heal?Read More
We have to let people grieve in their own way, and in their own time. You can grieve with someone....without grieving with them.Read More
It's the beginning of June. The weather is perfectly unpredictable. Bright as the sun one moment, storm clouds rolling through the next. Sometimes I feel it's a lot like me, this weather.Read More
There was a long time where I fell away from art. Looking back now I can clearly see that was one of the first manifestations of my depression.Read More
Moss and Twigs. That's what I told Jason I felt like last night. Like my neck was made of moss and twigs. I'm sure the migraine isn't helping. My mind is fuzzy, hazed. It's as if everything is on a delay.
Foreign in my own home, but also at home here.... have you ever had this sensation after returning from a trip?Read More