Be cautious of the crowd. This thought came to me the other day as I was watching tempers flare and cities burn across the country, including my beloved hometown. Lives and livelihoods have been destroyed. Companies and individuals … [Read more...] about Be Cautious of the Crowd
It's been about a month since COVID-19 has ransacked almost every aspect of our daily lives. (It recently dawned on me that I haven't put on a pair of jeans, or really any nice clothes, in about two weeks. Anyone else with me?) I'm a … [Read more...] about Begin Again
The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.Exodus 14:14 I keep coming back to this verse lately. I love the faith that’s expressed in this curious command. Maybe you know the story … God has just delivered the Israelites … [Read more...] about Your Egypt and Your Exodus
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 … [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). … [Read more...] about Do you want to be healed?
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 … [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 … [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 ... … [Read more...] about Summer rhythms + reading list