I always hid my hands growing up. In my pockets, under my legs, folded together in front of me. Behind closed doors, I'd stare at them, my heart heavy with disappointment. They were small, short, stubby fingers, wide palms, extra cushioning. I never wore jewelry, never put my hands in plain view, and never painted [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
We have all, at some point or other, lived and walked out lies that the enemy has thrown at us to hold us down. Some of us only listen to it for a short while before we cast them aside, but some of us take years to fully realize what we've been believing is false. [...]
There's no exact moment I can pin point when I stopped listening. I wish that I could tell a story of a girl bursting out from beneath the surface of self-hatred and embracing a life of love. But there just isn't one. My story goes something like this.
...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.