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In high school, I had this habit of consuming ice cream after cheer practice. My mom would take me to this magical place called Sheridan’s. I'd order a vanilla ice cream—actually, to get technical, a frozen custard—and add rainbow sprinkles and coconut flakes. Delish. The employees there told me I was the only customer they knew of who ordered this crazy, crunchy combo. I’ve never … [Read more...] about A Satisfying Life: 2 Truths to Fight the Lies
I'm all for the fall, but until recently, I was sort of mourning the end of summer. This summer was good for my soul. I had a chance to slow down and refocus. To work on a couple projects, like this one, for my people (psst: that's you). To be more in the moment. We recently turned on our heater at home. I'm wearing my Ugg robe (Thanks, Mom!) and fuzzy slippers as I type this sentence. I … [Read more...] about Do you want to be healed?
I’m sure God was grinning when I started reading this book in early 2018… It arrived before I departed for a work trip, and I devoured it on my flights to and from California. It resonated with me, deeply. Not only could I relate to Jamie’s story, but I also realized the freedom that comes from sharing our stories while proclaiming that Jesus is better than any of our past mistakes or … [Read more...] about Finishing Strong
One year ago today I did a crazy thing. I said goodbye to a great job. I closed a chapter of my career and started a new story. Here's my last day photo from Aug. 3, 2018. New can seem so shiny and exciting, at least at first. But then there’s that element of the unknown, which can be scary. I don’t know how this new story will unfold, or even what the next paragraph holds. I’m … [Read more...] about How to Live in the Present
This spring, I got wrecked by a wave. At Melbourne Beach with my mom and nephew, I was wading near the shore, worried about cold, salty splashes (standard for the Atlantic in April). Meanwhile, my 6-year-old nephew convinced my mom and me to hold his hands and hoist him over the waves. With each wave scaled, he erupted in shrieks and giggles -- sheer delight. During one of his … [Read more...] about For When the Waves Come
Several months ago someone asked me to describe how I was feeling in only one word. I mulled it over for a moment, and then it occurred to me: overstimulated. I was moving rapidly in what felt like many different directions ... transitioning to a new team, trudging through continuous graduate classes, leading a Bible study (a first for me), planning a major event, plus tending to other … [Read more...] about Summer rhythms + reading list