Happy 7 Year Anniversary, LA //

(The photos above are of 17 year old me in 2009, just a month into living in Los Angeles. This is one of the most difficult but most needed articles I've ever written. This is my heart. This is me.) 7 years ago on this date, I moved from Florida to Los Angeles with just [...]

Palm Springs and Hot Tub Prayers //

This week has been a beautiful and much needed change from the norm, with just a small trip from my city of Los Angeles to Palm Springs. My mind has been on overload recently...personally, professionally, and creatively. So there is something incredibly perfect about getting away into the middle of the desert. I'm still struggling [...]

Why Religion Cannot Save You.

I believe that the beautiful gems in this world have known suffering and loss, and have found their way from the depths. In our moments of brokenness, we wrestle with everything we've ever known, and only then can we find a peace that surpasses all understanding. Healthy, beautiful people don't just happen by accident. But [...]

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 “B” Word.

"I never thought to ascribe my mother's emotional and physical exhaustion to the lack of a husband and father; rather, I ascribed it to my existence. In other words, I grew up learning the exact opposite of what Eisenhower was taught. I learned that if I didn't exist, the family would be better off. I [...]

Confessions of a Prodigal Son {Giveaway!}

Today is a very special day...three years in the making! It is officially the release date of the film, "Confessions of a Prodigal Son"! You can now find COAPS at Walmart, on Amazon, and more. I can't even begin to tell you how proud I am of Nathan Clarkson, who wrote, produced, and stars in [...]

Are We Out of the Woods?

"Are we out of the woods yet? Are we in the clear yet? Good." -T. Swift Fear: an unpleasant emotion caused by the belief that someone or something is dangerous, likely to cause pain, or a threat. This one simple word made me a target in the woods and wilderness of my life. Why? How? [...]

What’s Your Cave?

Our culture tends to center around how we can get what we want and become "happy." What they don't prepare you for, though, is what to do when you get everything you thought you wanted, yet still feel completely empty. Almost six years ago, I had just moved out to Los Angeles to "live the dream", [...]

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 [...]