life lived well, self care & self love

learnings thus far.

I wrote this four years ago. It still holds true, though I struggle with so much of it. Maybe there are things in there you can relate to as well. I'm grateful tonight for the crappy days that come around every so often because they remind me that the good days should be appreciated more… Continue reading learnings thus far.

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self care & self love

bible journaling…so far.

I took up the hobby of Bible journaling a few months ago. I have to say, it's been an adventure. I started with a new Bible {I bought this one from my local Christian store}, some colored pencils, a few old paintbrushes and some inexpensive watercolors. I watched a few YouTube videos to learn about… Continue reading bible journaling…so far.

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what a crisis can do.

I always want to put an 'h' in crisis. I'm not sure why. That's irrelevant and is just a passing observation. Right now, I have no filter. It's no secret that I've been through a few crises in my life. From what I've experienced, I've realized that a crisis can either tear relationships apart or… Continue reading what a crisis can do.

Jesus, please fix me, life lived well, self care & self love

part of the process.

It might seem like all I've done so far this year is hold babies and make friends with dogs and drink a lot of coffee. That's if you look at my Instagram feed. I suppose, though, if you looked over the past three months as a whole, you would see that I have experienced many… Continue reading part of the process.

Jesus, please fix me, life lived well

struggle bus.

I'll be completely transparent. The holidays were hard and I'm still trying to put the struggle into words. I tend to get a little homesick from the end of October through the first half of January most years, but this year was different somehow. The holidays were a combination of me missing my family and… Continue reading struggle bus.

Jesus, please fix me, life lived well, purpose, self care & self love

what have you.

A lot of times we look at someone who becomes something great and we think it's instant and we always wonder how they got to that point and 100% of the time there's no such thing as an instant success. When you hear the backstory, it's called pain. ~ Brian Johnson Sometimes it takes me… Continue reading what have you.

Jesus, please fix me, life lived well, purpose

shift in perspective.

Last week, I went for a jog on the beach. I needed the time to reflect on the last couple of weeks and how my life had changed since going to Burkina Faso {you can read about that here and here}. As I plodded along through the sand, I realized that my circumstances and my… Continue reading shift in perspective.

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thin places.

Supposedly, there is an ancient Celtic saying that heaven and earth are only three feet apart, but in the thin places that distance is even shorter. We'll ignore the fact that the ancient Celts probably didn't count distances in feet for now and focus on the thin places, where the veil between holy and human… Continue reading thin places.

Jesus, please fix me, life lived well, purpose, stories

burkina faso recap.

Hello, all! I'm not quite sure how to write a comprehensive post about my trip to Burkina Faso with my church and Compassion International. I could probably wax poetic about how I left a big chunk of my heart in Burkina Faso, but I think that can easily be communicated through my pictures and what… Continue reading burkina faso recap.