The summer after my freshman year of high school, I found myself sitting in a plastic chair at a church camp writing on a notecard, “Jesus, here is my yes.” At the time, I didn’t know what in the world I was saying yes to. I just knew that the only response I could dare … More YES

Fear is a Liar

I have been too scared to write. Too scared to write because I have a lot of things to say but can’t ever seem to get them out of my head anymore. Too scared to write because I’m literally moving to Haiti this summer and I am actually kind of terrified but equally psyched because … More Fear is a Liar

Realized Dreams

It was a warm, sticky Haitian night and the sun was gently setting over the harsh landscape dotted with bushes and dessert trees. I sat in a small circle with about 5 other girls and swatted away mosquitoes as they tried to land on my arms and I remember hearing our team leader say something … More Realized Dreams

And If Not

And if not, He is still good. I’m going to say it again, Tattoo it on your heart, write it on your mirror, ink it on your skin:::::: And if not He is STILL good. Even when life is bad. He is still good even if I never receive the answers my heart is scrambling for. He … More And If Not

With People

I think it’s really easy to take sides. It’s really easy to say you stand with one group and are against another. I think it’s really easy to plant your flag and stand your ground and get angry at what’s going on in the world and our country and name a billion reasons why so … More With People

Question Marks

I live in a constant state of wonder. Wonder for the breath in my lungs and the sunsets splashed colorfully across the sky. Wonder for how great my closest friends are and the joy each of them add to my life. Wonder for what the future will hold and who the future will hold. I … More Question Marks

The Good Stuff

I pressed my thumb down on the accelerator and felt the thrill of riding four wheelers through the dusty gravel roads on the mountains rush through me. As I carefully turned the corner, wind blowing through my hair and brisk against my face, I came to an abrupt stop on the other side of the … More The Good Stuff