I’ve written a lot about being present and finding peace exactly where you are. I’ve been holding back from writing something like this because I feel like I keep telling the same story over and over again. But I am being reminded that those are the kind of stories God wants me to tell, the … Continue reading My Essential Self
One of my favorite things in the world is laughter. Sitting around the dinner table with my family or having coffee with my best friends whilst laughing and sharing joy is something I will never get bored of. God has given us so much with this short amount of time on earth. Through the years … Continue reading Joy, Joy, Joy Down in My Heart
"The middle is messy but it's also where the magic happens." Brene Brown I read something today that struck a cord. I read that sometimes we go through seasons that cause us put aside our dreams, like working jobs that don’t line up with our true calling or seasons of preparation/waiting (or what many christians … Continue reading Finding Peace in the In Between
“Enjoy the adventure of finding yourself by losing yourself in me.” Jesus Calling (Sarah Young) There is glory in surrender. There is adventure in letting go. And there is freedom in saying yes. I feel like 2017 is going to be a year of great surrender, of taking risks into the unknown that will ultimately … Continue reading #TaketheJump2017
I walked past my old high school today. The red brick was inviting and I remembered and felt every single moment I lived inside that building. It felt so unreal, like I had lived on a different planet and came back to a setting that had changed only in the slightest. And thats how its felt … Continue reading New Challenges, Unknown Territory and Predicted Goodbyes.
It goes without saying, but I’m gonna say it anyway; publishing my book was one of the most terrifying (and beautiful) things I have ever done. The whole process was more than just getting ready for this book to be printed but really getting ready for people to hold a piece of me. It was … Continue reading
And he said, “Abba, Father, all things are possible for you. Remove this cup from me. Yet not what I will, but what you will.” (Mark 14:36) Something has always struck me about this prayer Jesus prays in the garden of Gethsemane. I think it is the vulnerability and rawness of this prayer, of Jesus … Continue reading The Surrender
On Thursday, March 24th I walked into the urgent care clinic in Toronto to get a cast put on my right hand, which I just found out was fractured. At 19 years old, I had never broken anything or been terribly sick before, so the whole situation was completely new and uncomfortable for me. Not … Continue reading Be Still and Know