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 [...]

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? [...]

One Day at a Time.

Just a little over 2 months ago, I married my best friend and embarked on the best adventure ever. This journey has been filled with more love, laughter, and joy than I ever could have imagined. However, like any great adventure story, it has also had it's fair share of obstacles and difficulties to overcome [...]

Who’s Finger Prints Are On Your Blueprint?

  Have you ever looked at a blueprint closely? Filled with details, plans, and so many intricate things to get just right. Whoever creates the initial blueprint probably feels success, joy, and a feeling of accomplishment. Looking at the work, much like God, and thinking "It is good." However, after drawing up these plans and [...]

Day 5: I am thankful that I am yours, and you are mine.

Last night, I had the wonderful pleasure to attend the LA Barnabas group meeting downtown. They started the evening off with a bit of worship, and the last song they played was "Oceans" by Hillsong. I had heard the song many times before, but as I stood in that crowded room of Christian leaders in [...]

The seed I’ve received I will sow.

This past Sunday, our pastor at Oasis Church gave a truly powerful message on the importance of generosity, and how giving leads to a better life. The idea of being a giver and being more selfless has been something God has placed on my heart more and more, and probably always will. I used to [...]