10,000 Gifts From God

Today I wrote down my ten thousandth gift from God!I kind of wanted to use 10,000 exclamation points to try and communicate how excited I am, but even that wouldn’t cut it (and would be annoying for you readers) so I’ll restrain myself. For now… I’ve written more about my gratitude list in an older …

Books That Have Changed My Life

I recently accomplished a lifelong dream by publishing my first book! A large part of what inspired that dream is my experience of reading books that have changed my life by helping me connect more deeply with God, others, and myself. Today I want to share some of them with you! They are not all …

Links For My Book – Tasting Dirt: When You’re Disappointed With God

It’s live! Three years of work are finally realizing one of my life dreams – to publish a book. And it’s even better than I imagined because writing this book was and exercise in vulnerable and honest obedience to God, so he can use it to help others heal from life’s disappointments! Here is the …

How I fell in love with Jesus (Part 3)

Again, my deep and sincere thanks to everyone who has encouraged me, read, shared, and liked this series. Here are links to Part 1 and Part 2 in case you need them! “What if we end up getting married, you know, after high school?” Steven asked on the phone one night. My immediate excitement changed …

How I fell in love with Jesus (Part 2)

Thank you to everyone for your support and encouragement to share my story without shame! (If you missed Part 1 you can read it here.) There was a phenomenal alternative music scene around my hometown area during this time. Punk, pop-punk, emo, screamo, ska, and metal bands comprised largely of Christian teenagers and young adults …

How To Lead Your Feelings: Loneliness

Social distancing, isolation, quarantine, stay-at-home, these are all terms we are much more acquainted with than we were just a month ago. But you don’t have to be isolated to feel lonely. Even if you’re an essential worker and are still on the job, or if you’re working from home while trying to finish your …

How To Lead Your Feelings: Lizard

Have you ever gotten stuck? Physically stuck, wedged, trapped, unable to move?Many of us feel stuck right now. Our physical movement is limited to essential travel only with potentially heavy consequences for going about our normal lives. It’s very stressful. This situation can also cause us to get emotionally stuck in cycles of fear, anger, …

How To Lead Your Feelings: Fear

Honestly, I’m afraid to write this post. I’m afraid every time I write a blog post, and I’m definitely afraid to publish my book, Tasting Dirt: When Your’re Disappointed With God. I feel fear about a lot of different things. So do you, because fear is part of being human. Fear has a very beneficial …

How To Lead Your Feelings: Happiness

Have you ever heard/read that “God is more interested in your holiness than your happiness” or “God is more concerned about our character than our comfort?”Did you just wilt a little inside? I noticed a growing sadness even as I typed those sentences out. Don’t worry though, we wont stay there because neither of those …