The day is nearly here. I can count it on my fingers. Our big move to North Carolina is no longer this unsettling notion that would take place in the distant weeks, but now it's nearly here. My husband is almost home. We are quickly approaching our last few days in Washington, at least until … Continue reading North Carolina.
This has probably been one of the most challenging seasons of my life. I have had the privilege of seeing many of my dreams come true, but I have also seen my entire world crumble. The recent mental, emotional, and physical adversity is nothing like I have ever encountered. That speaks volumes coming from someone … Continue reading Staying uncomfortable.
After recovering from a weeklong sickness and a setback in my fitness journey, I am working on better understanding my cravings. When I was sick, I needed more food than usual, but candidly, I was eating way more than I needed to. One thing I heavily ignored early on when I began tracking, is the … Continue reading Embracing doubt, confusion, and brokenness.
There is a fine line between a passion and an idol, and as a Christian, I try to have the self-awareness to know the difference. One way to find out is by asking the question, "How would I feel if this was taken from me?" Whether it is your evening hobby, weekend entertainment, nine-to-five job, … Continue reading A taste of true freedom.
It's not uncommon for the book of Job to get recommended in times of suffering. The Old Testament, the first half of the Bible, contains sixty-six separate books, and one of them is the book of Job. It is one of the wisdom books of the Bible written to speak about humanity's suffering and its … Continue reading Why does everyone get the book of Job wrong?
I watch a good amount of YouTube while doing my daily cardio. I watch a lot of fitness YouTubers, but I am willing to bet that this extends far greater than the fitness industry and our content-creating industry. This applies to me as much as it applies to you. There's this pattern that speaks volumes … Continue reading The cure to culture’s identity crisis.
I've had the privilege of watching my dreams come true. I got into my top college. I miraculously ended up with my dream degree after facing years of rejection. Immediately after I graduated, I found work at the place I dreamed about throughout my undergraduate. This was a recent discovery initiated by a glance through … Continue reading Chasing fulfillment
As a result of the beautiful God-given gift of marriage, we forget to appreciate the single individual. Ironically, I think atheists do a better job at appreciating God's gift of singleness better than Christians. I think part of that is due to the lasting effects of the harmful and explicitly unbiblical purity culture, but I … Continue reading The gift of singleness.
I have an extremely difficult time feeling loved. I think that's almost the opposite of what someone who has observed my life would think. I was born into a family that centers their life on Jesus. One of the key phrases I'd hear from my parents before a game, test, or application was, "No matter … Continue reading Bewildered by God’s love.
It may be the timely hardship I'm facing, but there's a passage captured in the gospel accounts that continues to flood my thoughts. Calling the crowd along with his disciples, he said to them, “If anyone wants to follow after me, let him deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me. 35 For whoever wants to save his life will … Continue reading Sensible hesitation.