guns.

My husband says that even though I know people are never going to do the right thing, I still expect people to do the right thing. I hold high standards. Sometimes those standards aren't really fair because I form the ideas of what I want people to be based on what will make ME happy [...]

Joy

Joy

"Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy." 1 Peter 1:8 (NIV) So I got a tattoo. If you remember, I was pretty anxious upon arriving in Italy. I spent the entire [...]

Simplicity

Simplicity

Long story short, I wrote a guest post for an online magazine a few weeks ago and a woman (I think to be mid-40s) commented that my article was “level 1.” While I’m still a little salty that someone from the older generation would be so discouraging to a younger believer, that’s not what this [...]

It is finished.

It is finished.

"When he had received the drink, Jesus said, "It is finished." With that, he bowed his head and gave up his spirit." - John 19:30 This weekend I went on a beach retreat with 150ish girls from my campus ministry. And, as this year's trend has gone, I was a little apathetic about going. I don't [...]

“You are more loved than you will ever know by someone who died to know you.”

I've never really been much for people. And by that I mean I'm one of the most introverted people you'll ever meet, even if I don't show that on the outside. I've always been quiet. Most of the time, I'm fine blending in with the background. But sometimes that can be a really dangerous thing. [...]

A season of magic

A season of magic

I have this weird thing about Santa Claus and I wasn't really sure why until tonight. I spent my Christmas Eve like many others. Lots of food, family, and laughter. As tradition goes, I opened one gift from my grandparents. The weather was rainy. Still is. I thought about what would happen Christmas morning. I [...]