pain and heartbreak: where do you run?

running to Jesus

Recently my devotional book asked me to spend some time in prayer telling God about my heartache. And because I mostly do what my devotion book says, I started sharing my pain with God. A few minutes in, I realized that I don't do this very often, I don't come to him in prayer about my heartache. It … [Read More...]

why trusty chucks

why trusty chucks…

In late 2009 as I was finishing my master's work and finding I had all kinds of free time because I didn't have to spend hours on homework every week, I stumbled across an old … [Read More...]

Is Everyone Hanging Out With Me by Mindy Kaling

weekend read: Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?…

I love a clever writer. I love humor when you're least expecting it and I love when it's off the wall. So I'm not sure why it took me so long to buy and read Is Everyone Hanging … [Read More...]

i'm an introvert

I didn’t know I was an introvert, I just thought I hated people…

I have a confession to make: I am not the person you imagine me to be. In person, I am not as witty and outspoken as I seem here. Oh sure, I am still funny, hilarious even, but not … [Read More...]

Looks by Madeleine George

weekend read: Looks…

Looks by Madeleine George is embarrassing and shameful. It made me uncomfortable to read about the main character's, Meghan's, ability to to make herself disappear, to make herself … [Read More...]

things they don't tell you about running

things they don’t tell you about running…

Runners are gross. No, like really gross. If I had known just how gross runner were and how I would one day be gross with them, I would have rethought my running plans. But now … [Read More...]

I will pray for you

I’ll pray for you, just not out loud…

You know those people that sound so eloquent and Godly while praying? Like you think they had to know in advance this prayer was going to be needed and they've been practicing for … [Read More...]

Those Who Save Us by Jenna Blum

weekend read: Those Who Save Us…

I judged this book by the cover and bought it even though it didn't sound like something I would instantly love. I know that sounds silly, but I'm trying to push myself out of my … [Read More...]

keep the Sabbath holy

when we really made Sunday the Sabbath…

I grew up in the church. Not always happy about it, but I was always there. I've attended small churches and big churches, churches that were alive and churches that were dead. In … [Read More...]

word of the year purpose button

word of the year: purpose…

2015 is going to be about purpose. Purpose in my speech, purpose in my writing, purpose in how I spend my time, purpose in my relationships. As I strive to live a life of less … [Read More...]

Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green

weekend read: Will Grayson, Will Grayson…

We all know John Green by now, right? After reading The Fault in Our Stars, I decided to read the rest of his books because I like to become obsessed with an author once I read one … [Read More...]