Monday, March 23, 2015


In my experience, the best kind of prayer is the kind where walls are let down and tears flow. What you say doesn't have to sound pretty or make sense or even be audible at all. There is an intense feeling of freedom that comes when you accept this truth: God knows the heart. Don't be afraid to pray when you're angry, when you're confused, and when you're hurt. People don't always want to see our true colors, but I believe that God gets really excited when we pray with honesty and openness and pour out our souls in His presence without sugar-coating the way we feel. Free your heart and allow yourself to be flooded in grace by our Savior. This is prayer as it's meant to be.

Thursday, March 19, 2015


breathing gets harder
days get rougher
list gets longer
you want to start over.

Take a breath, take a break
unleash the fears.

Talk to someone, go outside
(trust me, it helps)

sit still for a while with your eyes closed
(even though you don't think you have time)

ask God for strength and peace and courage
(trust me, He listens)

re-evaluate priorities and try to stay calm.

Start over.

It's ok if you mess up
(trust me, everyone does)

Saturday, March 14, 2015


"you can't get to courage without walking through vulnerability." -brene brown

Friday, March 13, 2015

Psalm 34:18

Who He Is

Jesus is the answer to all the questions that swim around in your mind and keep you awake until 3 a.m.
Jesus is the remedy for the sharp pain that sometimes stabs your heart in the middle of the day and breaks you down.
Jesus is the escape from all the weight of the world that you carry on your inadequate shoulders.
He is the creator of joy, the author of life, the imagination behind all things good, true, beautiful, and meaningful.
And He loves you. You are what He thinks about, feels pain for, and rejoices over.

You are the one He wants.

if that isn't life-changing, then nothing is.