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
I am a piece of work. I have a lot of faults. I compare myself to others. I complain A LOT. I have trust issues (sometimes even with God). I push people close to me away because I am afraid of them leaving and getting hurt. I am often too proud. These are only a… Continue reading I Won’t Let You Go
It’s only been just over a month into 2018. It’s been a month that I’ve reached landmark after landmark. I’ve already seen God do amazing things in my life, and I’m expecting Him to do more. Recently, I spoke to the Independent Studies students at Mansfield Christian School. The whole idea was God’s faithfulness in… Continue reading Expectation