How can I even begin to say what I feel like I have no words for? The nation’s grief and anger this week has been so overwhelming to the point where I had to withdraw from it, especially when it felt like some days I was drowning in my own personal grief and my mental… Continue reading I See You, I Love You, and I’m Quietly Learning
#6. Write a letter to a stranger Dear Stranger – Or Handsome Sir, We passed each other in Barnes & Noble several years ago, and I almost didn’t make eye contact with you. My natural response upon seeing a handsome stranger is to look away quickly so they never suspect that I admire their looks.… Continue reading Dear Stranger – Or Handsome Sir –
I with You shall find my rest. Not in being right, Not in winning an argument, Not in feeling superior for my views – But in humble surrender to You, my Lord. I with You shall find my rest. Not in politics, Not in the world’s solutions, Not in laws or orders or decrees… Continue reading I With You Shall Find My Rest
“The world is difficult, and we are all breakable. So just be kind.” ~Michael Bliss I’m a human. That means I’m allowed To have an opinion Just like everybody else. Sometimes I’m right. Sometimes I’m wrong. There are facts To support both sides – And we get to choose our side. But… Continue reading Allow Space for Being Human and for Being Kind
Please don’t tell us We’ll never go back to normal. Because normal is a beautiful thing. And it’s a necessary thing. We need the normal Of laughing in a group of friends. We need the normal Of sharing a meal on a summer’s night. We need the normal Of a hug upon greeting… Continue reading Normal is a Beautiful Thing
I had a lot of intense emotions from ages 18 to 25. That much was clear after reading those unfiltered computer journal entries of mine. But they were naïve. I won’t deny that they were real. There was just so much that I didn’t know. And now, when I look back on my half-formed ideas… Continue reading I Asked God for Marriage. And He Gave Me Something Far Better.
Don’t wait till tomorrow To spend the evening with your dad Or hug your mom one more time Or play one more game with your family. Don’t wait to record their voices, Take pictures of random moments, Listen to that childhood story again, Or burn their memory in your heart. Don’t rush on… Continue reading Don’t Wait Till Tomorrow