Thursday, March 2nd, 2017 Faith,Lifestyle

I was lost, but now I’m found

What is it about coffee shops?  They unravel the most beautiful conversations, inviting us to speak quietly, yet boldly. They draw out vulnerability, and sometimes even tears. But tears are ok in the coffee shop, because we all get it. We’re all here to sit, to listen, to read, to write. And that stuff can

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Thursday, February 16th, 2017 Faith,Lifestyle

Who are you?

What’s the false identity that you have been putting on each day of your life? Does it sounds like this? Broken. Shattered. Too big. Too small. Lazy. Undisciplined. Not talented enough. Not smart enough. Not _____ enough. Not. Enough. You’ve spent years trying to be better and for a while it seems to work. But

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Wednesday, February 15th, 2017 Faith,Lifestyle

How to find a man after God’s heart

Ever since I was little, I’ve dreamt of sharing my life with a guy who loved God as much as I did. But over the years, it started to feel like a pipe dream. I couldn’t find anyone who seemed to line up with my values. And sadly, I began to give up, rather easily, too. It seemed

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Thursday, February 9th, 2017 Faith,Lifestyle

It’s a love story

Three months ago, I met the love of my life. The man who I’ve been praying for since I was little. Who I’ve been writing letters to since I was 17. The man who prays with me, serves me, and leads me closer to the Lord. I’ve been dreaming of him for years, and could feel him

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Saturday, January 28th, 2017 Music

What I’ve learned since moving to Nashville 1 year ago…

Over the last year, Music City has welcomed me in with open arms. In Nashville, strangers are really just friends that you have yet to meet. We are a uniquely friendly, creative, bold, quirky, and brave bunch.

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Saturday, September 10th, 2016 Lifestyle

World Suicide Prevention Day : My Story #IKeptLiving

Today, September 10th, is World Suicide Prevention Day. This is my story. As I was recovering emotionally from my suicide attempt, I knew that I needed to do more than talk. I needed more. I had been saved, I was still alive. It was time for me to pay it forward. To keep moving.. To

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Saturday, July 30th, 2016 Faith,Music

Broken Hearts Still Beat

Hope. When we think all is lost, we still have it. The one thing that nobody can take away. The thing that keeps us hanging on, over and over, when the rest of our being just wants to let go. Hope is something we create. It ascends from the deepest recesses of our hearts. It’s generated within and, when held

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Friday, March 25th, 2016 Faith

In Dying, We Rise

It was cold and rainy that day. By some miracle, I managed to drive myself to the church where my friend works. I melted into his chair, hair sopping wet, mascara tears running down my cheeks, heart broken and shattered. My boyfriend at the time and I had broken up, leaving me feeling completely lost. My identity

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Friday, October 2nd, 2015 Wellness

The side of my ostomy story I haven't yet told…

October 3rd isn’t just another day for me. It’s a day that equally brings up a lot of emotion and a lot of gratitude. October 3rd is World Ostomy Day. On the eve of World Ostomy Day, I’m sitting here in my local coffee shop reflecting on just how far I’ve come. Just a few

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Monday, June 29th, 2015 Wellness

#ROCKTHEBAG

Everybody’s Got a Story Babe. I know firsthand how scary dealing with a chronic disease is. I also know how frightening it is to be told that it’s time for surgery. No more options…an ostomy bag is all you’ve got to look forward to…or is it? I’ve learned how to #ROCKTHEBAG and I want to help

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