Why you’re not afraid of an unknown future //

I went for a beautiful walk around Pasadena yesterday evening, and as I looked around at families, couples, homes and front yards, my mind wandered to the future. Have you ever had one of those days (or weeks) where upon waking up, you already have a sense of worry or dread? You're not alone. I've [...]

To The Human Who Said I’ll Never Change The World.

A couple weeks ago, I wrote an article (which you can read here) on the difference between being a world changer and just being opinionated. Essentially, my point is that I am an incredibly opinionated person, but I have found that no message will be heard, received, or valued if it isn't pure in motive [...]

The Halloween Card

{The photo above is from Halloween when I was 4 or 5 years old. I was Pocahontas, my brother was Rocky (which explains the amazing black eye). I tried to copy him and do a peace sign, but I guess I only managed to get one finger up.} It’s interesting how the smallest moments can [...]

The Constant in a World of Variables.

I’ll never forget what it felt like to experience true, painful, confusing, gut-wrenching heartbreak for the first time in my life. My parents got divorced when I was a baby, re-married, and then divorced again when I was just a couple years old. Speaking from my own experience, I don’t believe that a child can [...]

My Ordinary Life.

This past Sunday, my husband and I attended a new church just down the street from our home. The pastor gave a great sermon on "radical living", and it got me thinking: Am I content and joyful with the life God has trusted me to subdue? Our culture is always seeking something new, something bigger, [...]

Climbing fake mountains and learning how to overcome.

The photo above is me, almost 5 years ago, rock climbing a fake mountain at Six Flags. I have always loved rock climbing, but I remember something strange that happened in that moment. My legs began to shake as I looked down at the ground below me. Heart racing, palms sweaty, legs feeling numb, I [...]

Justified By Grace

"And all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus." Romans 3:24 Tonight, I am reflecting on myself and realizing how flawed and human I truly am. Throughout my life, I have always been hard on myself, set the bar high, and expected a lot from myself. I've been [...]

What Are You Watering?

I often think that we take freedom away from ourselves on a daily basis. This comes from holding onto things and nursing offenses for much longer than they deserve the attention. Life isn't easy. We all go through devastating hardships, heartbreaking circumstances, and complete losses. But are we letting the negative flashbacks define our lives? [...]

The road less traveled…

Our choices can lead us down many different roads. I am stubborn and enjoy being right. We all want to feel heard, understood, and correct. But at what cost? When I choose the path of selfishness, I needlessly hurt others around me. These rocky roads we create for ourselves are often full of... Anger Hate [...]