This morning I was scared to step through the church doors. Everyone looks at me with such hope. They always comment on my inspiration, energy, and joy. How do I walk through those doors with a tear stricken face? With DEFEAT clearly marked on my forehead? I didn’t want them to be exposed to rock-bottom […]

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Love used to look like that one boy who caught your eye. His smile sending shocks through your chest. And when you were ignored, your heart melted. His lack of love sent your self-love running. And you wish you could say it only happened once. But ten years pass and you can predict the motions […]

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Pinch me. I’m dreaming.

I remember telling my friends that I would never get to travel the world. I knew there was no way I would get a job that would let me go anywhere beyond my desk. They told me I could always travel on my own. I found that hilarious. Before college I had barely escaped the […]

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Sharing. Helping. Building.

I have this overwhelming desire to help. The suffering of others literally feels like a wild animal clawing through my heart. If I can prevent someone’s sadness why shouldn’t I? Why shouldn’t we? But that’s the thing, we can’t prevent the suffering of others, can we? I tried my hardest but doesn’t seem that I […]

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