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
When I was in elementary school, I was homeschooled and played with dolls longer than I probably should have. I loved dressing up in costumes and making up stories and planning parties and personifying everything around me. When I was in high school, I played sports for one year, and after that, I chose to… Continue reading When You Feel Non-Traditional in a Traditional World
“We won’t be distracted by comparison if we are captivated with purpose.” ~Bob Goff Do you ever wish you could get a glimpse of the future? Maybe not every single detail of every year, but a quick peek at life in five or ten years? Sometimes I wish I could be given a tiny preview… Continue reading Is This Where You Wanted to Be?
Let me let you in on a little secret about myself: I hate conflict. I hate the feeling that someone is upset with me or that I’m upset with them. I hate having to think about confronting someone about said conflict. When I teach my students about conflict resolution, the first option on the chart… Continue reading Learning to Speak the Truth in Love
Prompts taken from a writing pin on Pinterest. Two Things You’ve Never Done, But Would Love to Try Ride in a gondola in Venice. This has always been one of my top dreams, right after dancing in a white dress on the beach, but I’ve already done that. Even if they say it’s not all… Continue reading Mind Wandering
I need to confess something. I have been selfish in the past about my friendships and the labels I felt it was important to put on them. I have been jealous of other people’s friendships, and I have been clingy to my own. But God is gracious to me, and His work on my heart… Continue reading Is It Necessary to Have a Best Friend?
It means pressing in to the hard things, not pulling away from them. It means reminding yourself of why you’re passionate about it – over and over and over – especially when the world tries to knock it out of you. It means that even when your stomach is twisted up in knots and you… Continue reading What Does a Life of Committed Passion Look Like?