We pulled up in a big pick up truck to the edge of Lake Lahottan. I had La Croix in one hand, and sunscreen in the other, determined that my first time fishing (that I'd remember) would be successful. My dad and step mom got out of the truck, and we lugged our camp chairs [...]
I love to bake. Most specifically, I love to bake chocolate chip cookies. Chocolate chip cookies are, hands down, my favorite dessert. I get really excited over a good chocolate chip cookie. I love to turn on some music, tie an apron around myself, and get to work in the kitchen. In these times, I [...]
I don't know about you, but I love stand up comedy. One of my favorite things in the whole entire world is laughing, and laughing really hard so it feels like your side is going to split. Laughing is good for your soul. My sisters and I will turn on a stand up special, sit [...]
Being in ministry, I've heard a lot of testimonies. I've been hearing testimonies since I was small and couldn't even spell testimony. There are testimonies people share that are inspiring, sharing what God did for them and that's neat. Then, I've heard testimonies that grip your heart, that shatter all shame and condemnation and point [...]
What do you want? The future can be terrifying. What's even more terrifying sometimes is being asked what you want in the future. What do you mean, what do I want?? I can't answer this question. I don't even know what I want for dinner today, let alone what I want in ten years. I have [...]
Tell me somethin' good... It was 2006, and I was 10 years old. My whole childhood, my family would get excited about the latest animated films; partly because of the stories, and partly because my mom loved them and it was quality time spent with her. This particular year, I was especially excited about one [...]
Living in Christian community, I cannot tell you how many times I've heard the phrase "guard your heart". It's always said with a somber expression, with well meant warnings, and usually referenced by the scripture in Proverbs, "Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life." (Proverbs 4:23, NLT) All [...]
...most of the time, I feel like I live such an arbitrary existence that cannot possibly persuade any interest. But in these little eyes... I have influence. And with this influence, I can invest.