• That'll Preach

    So Much More

    You woke up this morning and before you could even get out of bed you felt it. Like the tide pulling you deeper below the waves just as your head was above the salty water you felt it. The weight of lies and loneliness sitting on your chest, whirring, unwelcomed in your ear you felt it. You felt it before you even opened your eyes to greet the sun. “…You have given me a heritage.” psalm 61:5 HERITAGE: her·it·age /ˈherədij/ noun; something that comes or belongs to one by reason of birth. One year ago, this verse found me all by myself on the kitchen floor of an empty apartment…

  • That'll Preach

    Not Today.

    This hand-me-down belief that our life has to look like this ──────── in order to be “doing it right” has been passed for generations. So being a recovering people-pleaser and someone who’s straight line looks more like an EKG reading, you can imagine my panic. For twenty-three I have put up my dukes and fought with all my tiny, limited human power to keep all the balls in the air, all the plates spinning and all the people happy. Wake up, wash your face, put your makeup on, look presentable, read your Bible, say your prayers, get the kids dressed, feed the dog, turn in your paper, meet the deadline,…

  • love & lifestyle,  Uncategorized

    The Thing About Heartbreak

    I chose this picture bc this is what it looks like on the other side 🙂 Somebody asked me recently why I write about brokenness so much. The truth is there’s a lot of hurting and broken people. In my 22 years the Lord has allowed me to see a lot of brokenness in my own life. Death. Rejection. Shattered hopes. And maybe in the moment I couldn’t see what was going on behind the curtain, but now I believe without a shadow of doubt it all had one purpose—ministry. “there are many sorts of broken hearts, and Christ is good at healing them all.” -Charles Haddon Spurgeon. The thing…