Friday, March 17th, 2017 General

Bind My Wandering Heart to Thee

How beautiful is our Lord? How merciful are His ways? This week, my prayer has simply been, “Jesus, please help me to fall more deeply in love with You.”  I am so prone to wander. So prone to leave my God and be bound by the ways of the world … I get caught up in

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Thursday, March 9th, 2017 General

My favorite lesson from The Shack

warning: story spoilers ahead In 2007, The Shack by William P. Young was released. I’ll never forget how it came at the perfect time, right at the beginning of my most painful decade. The story opened a place in my heart, as every good story does. I’d love to share with you how the book (and now movie) impacted my

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Thursday, March 2nd, 2017 General

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 General

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 General

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 General

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 General

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 General

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 General

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 General

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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