I’m a bit of an overplanner, you might say. When I was twelve, I had my entire adult life planned with children’s names and birthdates picked out and carefully written down in neat lists. I’m also the kind of person who plans her meals out a week or two at a time, plans every day’s… Continue reading This Gift for This Day
To say we live in an age of entertainment overload is an understatement. Never before have we had so many options to keep ourselves entertained as in the current digital age. Bored when we’re standing in line? Watch an amusing dog video on Facebook. Bored while cooking dinner or getting ready for the day? Put… Continue reading When Entertainment Starts to Blur the Edges of Reality
If you know me, you know that I have vivid dreams (the night-time kind, although I suppose I also have vivid day-time dreams, too). I have forced my roommates, family members, and students many times over to hear the ridiculous stories of my far-fetched dreams, laughing over the way things get twisted up in my… Continue reading Is It Possible for Dreams to Have Meaning?
Last year, I wrote a blog post about how twenty-eighteen was going to be the relationship year. I had never picked a word that I wanted to define my new year – something that I wanted to remember, focus on and pursue. But at the start of last year, relationships became of utmost value to… Continue reading Twenty-Nineteen: The Faithfulness Year
At the beginning of this year, I wrote about how I wanted 2018 to be the relationship year (see this blog post). I wrote about how I wanted to be active in cultivating my relationships with others – by listening actively, reaching out regularly, keeping my schedule clear, being generous with my time and money,… Continue reading 2018 – The Moments that Became Memories
On this tired, early morning when I began to make my bed, these words came to me: “You are enough for me, God.” And I instantly wanted them to be true, no matter how I felt throughout the day. You are enough for me, God. If all I ever get in life is what I… Continue reading He is More Than Enough
I wish someone had told me that grown-up girls shed a lot of tears in secret, wipe the mascara stains carefully from beneath their eyes, and emerge from behind closed doors with brave smiles on their faces. I also wish they had told me that it’s better to weep with someone who loves your soul,… Continue reading I Wish Someone Had Told Me