College was strange. It is the only time in your life where you are placed in a community of people who are the same age as you for an extended period of time. You get to live life with other humans who have a similar purpose, but come from vastly different backgrounds. My first apartment… Continue reading The Blessing of Community
So, I’m going to be honest-really vulnerable-with you. I keep repeating the mantra “God is good. God is good to me. God is good at being God.” from Lysa TerKeurst, but I don’t know if deep down I truly believed them for a time. I keep saying “this is the year of me”, but not… Continue reading God is good.
I have a tendency to worry and let my mind wander to all the impossible scenarios. I want to have control over every area so I my mind does not appear to stop. I worry about what people think about me. I worry about what is going to happen next. I worry about whether any… Continue reading The Art of Being Still
Isn’t it crazy how after a mission trip or something like that, we are no longer the same person we were, but we embrace that change. After something traumatic, we change, but we push against it. We want the “old us” back. Why is that? I think it’s because in one situation we put ourselves… Continue reading Accepting the New Me
12 years ago, my life changed drastically. I moved back to the states. For only being 23 years old, I’ve had three life changing things happen. Moving back was the first. My parents were missionaries so my theology was shaped by dry deserts and dirt floors. From when I was only 3 months old, I… Continue reading Where’s Home?
November 20, 2014. My life changed that day. It started out as a normal day—classes, conversations, chapel—until the phone rang. My mom had called to tell me that my cousin had passed away earlier that day. Life stopped. 18 years old. Brilliant, compassionate, and loving Tony. He was gone. I sat there in the chapel,… Continue reading Living and Loving Through the Mess
March is Brain Injury Awareness month. Brain injuries are becoming more known because of the NFL, but we are still just tapping the iceberg. 1. You won’t be able to tell someone has a brain injury. Right after my accident, you could tell something was wrong. My eyes weren’t focusing. I wasn’t moving my right… Continue reading 5 Things You Don’t Know But Should Know About Brain Injuries