The past few years, Spotify has released a "Your Top Songs of 2017" feature that always intrigues me. What songs have I listened to because they're old favorites, and what songs fell into my lap for the first time? And most of all - what songs summed up the way I saw the world at a particular moment?Read More
It's a hard love, friends. It can be hard to get up day in and day out and choose to believe it. Change hurts and it feels like a fall from a height you didn't know you'd climbed to and you never wanted to find in the first place.
But I am here to tell you that it does not stay hard forever.Read More
We live in a world that promises to accept and honor imperfection, but simultaneously holds us to a perfect standard. How do we escape a world that makes living out of a mindset of perfectionism second nature? How do we begin to accept that doing our best and being behind can coexist without shame?Read More
The communities you find meet you where you're at, and that starts with you meeting the people in them. So how do we go about that piece of it? I'm constantly learning more ways to answer that question, but it's true I've had more chances to learn from than many. Without further ado, here are my top five tips to go from meeting people to making new friends.Read More
I'm only a week into grad school, and I can already feel the tension rising. I feel myself starting to rise to the pressure to give the right answers, to be seen as capable, confident and collected. And the frantic thought at the forefront of my mind - but there's never going to be enough time.
Do you feel the same?Read More
Katie Bulmer is an author, speaker, and bright light in the world. Read on to hear what advice she would offer her 20-something self . . . I promise it will challenge you with truth and grace of the best kind.Read More
The summer stories I have are mine, and I'm grateful for them, and I want to live in them fully, for as long as they'll let me.
So I leave the laptop behind.Read More
But the thing about running is that it isn't real. Running takes my energy, my time, my focus; but it doesn't actually take me anywhere.
Even if you know what you're trying to leave behind when you take off, do you know what you're running towards?Read More
When I think of Scotland, I’m going to think of everything I never knew I needed. I’m going to think of history and hills and abbeys and castles. I’m going to think of all the beauty I never knew to ask for, and I am always going to be grateful.Read More
Scripture tells us that He has a plan, but what in the world do you do when the plan makes no sense?Read More
By living out of unbelief, we are taking our belief from God and anchoring it in our own plan, which cannot stand against the storms.Read More
I keep flipping the coin like I’ll be able to make sense of which side is heads and which is tails and what in the world does that mean for me, anyway?
We are free to give love without fear. Because God covers the cost.Read More
Because when I feel like a failure from all the weighty expectations and obligations I’ve willingly tied myself to, it comes from this: I want so badly to believe truth that I being to work for it.Read More
Phi Lamb is my people, it’s where I found community but it’s also where I found Jesus, living and active and transforming lives, and that’s what got me to stay for six semesters.Read More
Faith will give you wings, but fear will let you fall. It’s all a matter of how you see the storm.Read More
I’ve found my bench before and I’ll find it again, because I can’t stay away from sitting alone God for long before it starts to show.Read More
Senior year is supposed to be the time when you enjoy the ride – I’m not sure what kind of ride everyone else is on, but mine is a roller coaster and I’m clinging to the handles of my seat for dear life. Here’s the thing though: I love roller coasters.Read More
Christmas is about the hope, joy, peace, and love He brought to the table when He was laid in the manger. But Christmas is also the hundreds of memories that surround the day itself, and they are what immortalize that thrill of hope, that weary world rejoicing, that law of love and gospel of peace.Read More
I think God is constantly finding ways to use the things all around us to tell us who we are and whose we are, and music is that thing for me.
Without further ado, here is my 2016 in songs.Read More
A couple of weeks ago, I woke up to a new post from one of my favorite bloggers and opened the email to read: “5 Questions to Ask If You Never Get Asked Out.”
I almost threw my phone across the room. I have had it up to here.
Because I think we’re asking all the wrong questions about being single.Read More