Insecurity has been a struggle for me since I can remember. I grew up on the mission field so I was always different. I looked different when I was in Africa, and I acted different when I was in America. When I was growing up, I wanted blue eyes and straight hair because that’s what… Continue reading A Journey to Confidence
Surrender. That’s been a theme throughout this season. I have to surrender control. I need to give up my plans. This is definitely not how I pictured my life a year ago. I would be living on my own in Akron, working with my best friend, and figuring out how to do this whole adult… Continue reading Surrender
Something about mountains makes you feel so small. They remind you of the bigger picture—that God is good and in charge of the world. It puts life into perspective. When all you have to focus on is your problems, they seem so big—so overwhelming. But when you look at the mountains, you realize that you… Continue reading When God is big
I get to tell you of God’s faithfulness. Last fall, I was living the dream. I was just starting out on my own. I got my first job as a nurse. I was figuring out how to do this whole being an adult thing. I thought I had life kind of figured out. In December,… Continue reading God’s Faithfulness
Today, we celebrate Christ and His power. Years ago, Jesus rode into Jerusalem on a donkey with the people waving palm branches. He was being celebrated as the king He was and still is. As American Christians, we find the idea of people welcoming a king with palm branches a little weird. In Israel, they… Continue reading Giants Fall
“It takes time.” I have heard that so many times and it still frustrates me. I know healing will take time because I am a nurse and human, but I don’t have much patience with myself. The road to getting better is long and hard. I will become more patient with myself as time goes… Continue reading Only Christ
Sometimes, I get hit with the travel bug, simply watching airplanes fly by and wishing I was going somewhere. Anywhere but here, I think. I become discontent with where I am, not valuing the community God has placed me in. Wishing for more. Frustrated, I challenge God over the need to stay here. I argue… Continue reading Theology of Place.