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this messy, grace-filled life.


It happens every fall. Every single fall. I start to notice that life is full, busy, overwhelming. That life is messy. I realize that I have nothing together in the slightest, amidst the weariness and the tiredness. I realize how everything longs for rest and peace, and the busier I become, the less joy I […]

Learning balance and fighting for joy


“The fight for joy is the struggle to trust God with the burdens of life…it’s a fight for hope and peace and joy, which are all threatened by unbelief and doubt about God’s promises.” —John Piper As I type, the sun is coming through the blinds, painting splatters of light throughout the room and onto […]

I have no idea what I’m doing


Life lately has felt like an unpredictable sea in the midst of a dark, trying storm… A storm where seeing a foot in front of you is nearly impossible. A humming sound came softly behind me from the dishwasher as I stood shaking, tears rolling down my cheeks, trying to breathe. I stood utterly confused, […]

When things don’t go as planned


“Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD.” —Psalm 27:14 There’s a lot in my life that happens unexpectedly. And when things don’t go as planned, I start to panic. I am a huge planner. I think making lists is insanely fun, and having every aspect of my life […]

I live a not-so, glamorous life.


I’m a sixteen year old girl who prefers to listen rather than talk. I have a quiet voice, but when I sing to myself or shout loudly, heads turn, which, makes me uncomfortable. And I reaaally don’t like being outside of my comfort zone. I only play the piano when I think nobody’s listening, I […]

It was a swell year.


It was a swell year, Sophomore year. Though there were rougher days than others, it’s certain that I hate to see it end already. As the time seemed to drag on and the clock never wanted to reach 3:30, it was at the same time, much quicker than the previous year before. There’s much I […]

A few, happy things.


My life as of late has been filled with so much joy, and so many unexpected blessings. Just when I think I have my life all planned out, God shows me that nothing will stop His will. &It’s rather exciting that May has made its arrival. Summer is just around the corner, and I can […]