Bring Beauty

My favorite craft retailer had a sale last week. A felt kit I've been eyeing for months was finally discounted, and it landed in my cart quickly after that. I was trying not to buy anything because it's one more thing to pack, but crafts were my exception. Somehow during this season of chaos, I've … Continue reading Bring Beauty

Safe

Inspired by the song Safe by Phil Wickham, featuring Bart Millard. To the one whose dreams are falling all apart And all you're left with is a tired and broken heart I can tell by your eyes you think you're on your own But you're not alone Lean in close, dear dreamers. I want you … Continue reading Safe

Who I’m Meant to Be

Over the past few months I have been studying love languages, identity, brain science, and strengths. Through a ten-page final paper for college, I discovered how these four things affect your self-concept. I was not prepared for the vast information I would uncover nor the emotional impact it would have. The more I learned, the … Continue reading Who I’m Meant to Be

Peace Be Still

Inspired by the song Peace Be Still by Hope Darst. Two thousand years ago, a storm raged on the Sea of Galilee. It's a familiar story of fear and trust. The disciples were frightened by the storm and certain of death. So they ran to wake Jesus and asked, "Teacher, do you not care that … Continue reading Peace Be Still

Faith to Stand Still

Can I be vulnerable for a minute? Everyone keeps telling me faith requires action. Although it has never been said directly to me, I hear the disparagement. The voices ring through my head. "Just do something! Stop trying to find the center of God's will. Stop waiting for signs from the sky. Stop living in … Continue reading Faith to Stand Still

When Change Comes

My college professor, Dr. Jeff Myers, told me on Tuesday that, "Writers are a very interesting group of people. They're always listening, and they're extremely observant. They see things others can't see, find meaning in the smallest things, and are always thinking, 'What does this mean to me? How does it apply to this? What … Continue reading When Change Comes

Spiritual Reflections on Editing

My writing group, the Minnesota Christian Writers Guild, is hosting an article contest for the Northwestern Writers Conference this year. However, to make things more exciting, they decided to hold a pre-contest for members only. This contest was designed to help everyone improve their articles before submitting them to the final contest. On May 5th … Continue reading Spiritual Reflections on Editing

Be Still

I want you to imagine you're standing on a boat in the middle of the sea. All you can see is water. The only shape on the horizon is the rumbling clouds looming closer. The boat starts to rock, and you grab the mast for support. The sails billow and pull against the rush of … Continue reading Be Still