What if I told you that it wasn’t too late? That God could redeem the time you’ve lost and surpass your expectations with the time you have left? For years I felt so far behind everyone else, and in a sense I was. I spent most of my teens and early twenties going through the motions. I was clinically depressed and made enough effort to appear “normal”, but I lacked the desire to do what most people my age were doing. My peers were learning to date, finding their identity, and pursuing their passions - but I was just trying to survive. I did what I needed to do - but I wasn’t living.Read More
One of the fastest paths to discontent with your life and resentment with God is not embracing the season you’re in. Not every season is fun, but every season is necessary. Look at nature. Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter all serve specific and unique purposes. You can’t have spring without winter, and you won’t have fall without Summer. God works through seasons. The bible tells us there is a time and season for EVERYTHING. Embracing your season will set you up to have joy, peace, and purpose no matter what you’re facing. However, if you don’t understand what kind of season you’re in then you’ll pursue things out of God’s timing and grow frustrated. You may even begin to feel as if God’s abandoned you…Read More
“There’s a lot to do, but there’s only one to serve.”
That statement struck me at my core. In a culture that values busy and embraces distractions, it’s a fight to focus on what really matters. For me, there aren’t enough hours in the day to do all of things I want, so I’m forced to choose. Something will have to be postponed until tomorrow, finished at a later time, or forgotten about altogether. In the past, that thing that I often put off, was my alone time with God. I said I desired Him, but my actions said different. This is the struggle - worship over work. Learning how to choose Jesus over our to-do lists, and make time for Him no matter what.Read More
Singleness is NOT something to be endured. But I know it feels like it sometimes. If you’re single, I’m right here with you. I haven’t been in a relationship in 6 years. I’ve gone on dates here and there, wasted time on some foolishness, but I’m still waiting to meet God’s best for me. I know what’s it like to feel like a second class citizen, to avoid social media on Valentine’s Day, and be less than happy when someone else gets engaged because it’s not me. It’s been a journey but the biggest lesson I’ve learned is this: Singleness is something to be enjoyed. This wait has been...Read More
Today is my last day as a 26 year old. I’m sitting on the floor of my room thinking of all the wonderful things this year has brought me. It’s been a whirlwind of adventure and change, but I can’t help but think how I want the next chapter to be even better. I thought to myself – If my life was defined by this next year, what would I want my life to look like?
I want my life to be a legacy of love and impact.Read More
2015 was an incredible year for me. I grew so much personally and spiritually. It was, at the point in time, the best year of my life. I had no idea how 2016 would compare. But I was determined not to compare the two. I’m a firm believer that the best is always yet to come.
2016 was a whirlwind in the best way. This year I discovered more about myself than I ever have, and the plans God has for me. I traveled abroad for the first time, saw snow for the first time (and got trapped in a blizzard), and started a business. You could say it was a year of firsts.Read More