People can change

In my line of work (mental health), I have to remind myself of this all the time: "They're still breathing, so they can still change." Hope can be painful, but we should still do it. I have several people I have to believe for today. Who are you holding out hope for today?   Stay … Continue reading People can change

#Fashion for a week: 7 looks I’m trying

I feel so haphazard when I dress for work in the morning. I don't stress much, which is a good thing. But I used to put more thought into what I wore, tried to make it more "me". But that meant no planning. I would wake up and see if I felt like an artist … Continue reading #Fashion for a week: 7 looks I’m trying

These stories pump water

I love brand new ideas, really good ones I wish I thought of. Don't you? Well, here's one for you. Have you heard of CausePub yet? If you haven't, you're about to. I just wrote a story for CausePub, an organization creating books for a cause through group-publishing. [Click here to read the story and … Continue reading These stories pump water

Unafraid

Yes. To all of the above. One of my big goals this year is fearlessness. I was afraid to commit to it. (LOL.) But seriously, I really was. Being unafraid means potential loss, pain and other things we religiously aim to avoid. So why put ourselves out there? Whenever I choose to risk, it's because … Continue reading Unafraid

#NewMusicMonday: Haim

I am a pop-lover at heart. I think that's why I fell in love with this girl-fronted band, and this song especially. Haim is a sister trio from LA who grew up playing small gigs with their parents, who played for a hobby. Together with their drummer, who happens to be a guy, they've  launched … Continue reading #NewMusicMonday: Haim

A squishy, floaty, sturdy, heavy thing called Love

Only the things done in love matter. Only the things done in love weigh enough to stamp eternity. Everything else just floats off the surface as vapor. It's not the act. It's the intent. Love might wear you out, but it doesn't get tired that easily. Love lets you be where you are right now, … Continue reading A squishy, floaty, sturdy, heavy thing called Love

#NewMusicMonday: Laura Marling

I don't know what to do with Laura Marling. She is so deceptively deep. I say deceptive because look at her. She's angelic, the golden hair and giant blue eyes, staring off above you into another world. And she is only 23. She shouldn't have this kind of experience, the kind she crams into her … Continue reading #NewMusicMonday: Laura Marling

I am Jesus’ awkward friend

In college, it was getting easy. I finally figured out how to make friends, not talk too much or make people feel uncomfortable around me. And aside from the tumultuous relationships and the general self-loathing, my relationship with God felt relatively sturdy too. In the mornings, I propped up my pillow behind my head, then … Continue reading I am Jesus’ awkward friend

Unblock your writer

"I write in terror. I have to talk myself into bravery with every sentence, sometimes every syllable." –Cynthia Ozick "Don’t simply tell me that faith saves you, tell me how it almost failed you, too. Don’t tell me about love, speak of your passion. Don’t tell me you’re hurt, let me see your heart breaking. … Continue reading Unblock your writer