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 power of comfort, compassion, and care.

At 22 years old, it has become normal for years now that I live across the country from my parents, far from the protection I always knew. There's something about pain, physical or emotional, that turns us all into kids again no matter how big or old we get. When we feel this pain, our [...]

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 [...]

My Place of Worship

Tonight, I found myself exhausted as my body entered my little bedroom and fell to the twin mattress on the floor. Instantly, irritation grew and grew inside of me as my next door neighbor's smoke detector was beeping nonstop through the paper thin walls, loudly, every 20 seconds. My initial reaction was to complain. Surely, [...]

Challenge of the Week: Intention

It is so easy for us to let our pasts to write our futures. We are creatures of habit. We enjoy safety, comfort, familiarity, and normal. But what if normal isn't working? Have you been dreading this Monday all weekend? Waiting for the inevitable, everyday, "normal" week to begin? Let's change it up. I challenge [...]

Guardian Angels

Say this: “God, you’re my refuge. I trust in you and I’m safe!” That’s right—he rescues you from hidden traps, shields you from deadly hazards. His huge outstretched arms protect you— under them you’re perfectly safe; his arms fend off all harm. Fear nothing—not wild wolves in the night, not flying arrows in the day, [...]

I Once Was Lost…

As a little girl, I was silly, wide eyed, and unafraid. Not much worried me, nothing stood in my way. Most children live life that way...overcome with bliss, trust, joy, and complete peace about the future. Have you ever tried to navigate a new route? Driving off in a direction you are unfamiliar with...feeling confused [...]