Two years ago, about this time, I was preparing for two huge events in my life. One, I was preparing for a missions trip to Kenya through Bible Quizzing. And two, I was preparing to go to college. And now, here I am, two years later, preparing for another huge event in my life-- an … Continue reading One in a Brazilian Chance
Fellow Quizzers, Kenya adventurers, and, most importantly, dear friends, You're going to Kenya?! I remember being exactly where you are-- sitting at home, going about my life, acting like everything is normal, all the while knowing deep down everything was definitely not normal. I remember being completely terrified and excited at the same time. My … Continue reading Kenya Believe It? I African
Recently, you wrote a letter to those inside, and outside, of your group. And I shared it, because I wanted you, and everyone else who's in your group, to know that you're seen. loved, and not alone. I shared it with these words: "Hey, sister, I see you. And I’m proud of you. Because, despite the fact … Continue reading A Response To ‘An Open Letter to Those Who Are (and Aren’t) in My Group’
"Christ would still die for you. Even if you were the only one." Yeah, I know. I do. Your reminder is exactly what I need right now. Because sometimes, recently, I have not been able to fully believe that. So thank you. I’m glad you said that—glad you care enough to make sure I know … Continue reading Words of Love
This post actually makes no sense. But neither does my life right now. And it actually has not really anything to do with Valentine's Day. But neither does my life. So, Happy Valentine's Day. It's Valentine's Day again. *insert whatever reaction here* And I could write another post about my thoughts on Valentine's Day, but that's … Continue reading Wait, What? Oh, Yeah. It’s Valentine’s Day.
This was not the blog post I wanted to write. It's not the one I had half finished and was going to post today, but I think that this is the one I had to post. I had to write this because, right now, I have to say some things. This may be risky, and … Continue reading The Christ of the Church
I hate cliches, so I'm going to skip all the "new year, new me" and resolutions list. Instead, I'm going to get straight to the point. If you read last year's New Year's post, you'd know how I felt going into 2017. You'd know I was heartbroken, and excited, and confused, and wondering all wrapped into one. … Continue reading A Year of Reflecting