Writings from the Heart

Happy New Year!

“But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.” ‭~ 2 Corinthians‬ ‭3:18‬ I feel excitement all around as we begin 2020. It's new in so many different aspects.… Continue reading Happy New Year!

Arise Diary

Eggs and Cream: Reflections from the Mission Field

I've sat with my laptop open multiple times over the last few weeks, trying to write about my most recent mission trip, but I can't seem to write about anything. Even now, as I am determined to get something out, I can barely see through the tears welling up in my eyes. I can't share… Continue reading Eggs and Cream: Reflections from the Mission Field

Writings from the Heart

I’ve Been A Little Quiet

"You seem a little quiet lately," I told him. "You're right. I'm just going through some things," he responded. How was I supposed to know this conversation would set my path for the next few months? I suppose I might have seen it coming, but then again, I didn't realize I was in the wilderness… Continue reading I’ve Been A Little Quiet

Writings from the Heart

24 and On…

24 was quite the year ❤️ 1. Don't be afraid to dream God-sized dreams. They do come true. 2. Know God for yourself because when others hurt you, and they will, you know it wasn't God who hurt you. 3. Your body and health is a gift. Take care of yourself. 4. The most freeing… Continue reading 24 and On…

Arise Diary

Be Bold: Reflections from Guatemala

Journal Entry: April 16, 2019 I stood outside of the dining area of the children’s hospice center listening to the director describe the organization. I snapped a few pictures of the area and watched as the children played. It was quite a sight to see. The center was located atop a hill in a beautiful… Continue reading Be Bold: Reflections from Guatemala

Christian Living

Creases and Crumbles

I’ve always thought how sad it is when a perfectly good piece of paper is crumbled and never crisp again. Or one bend of a book cover and it is forever changed. In one moment, often without warning, something that was just fine is forever changed. I can relate to the piece of paper and… Continue reading Creases and Crumbles

Songs of Waiting

The Promise to Your Husband

I've written many letters that begin with, "Dear Future Husband." I began writing to my future husband to help ease the loneliness that came with being single. What began as cheesy love letters to my future forever written by a hopeless romantic teenager, grew into deep reflections of relationship and commitment. My young heart craved… Continue reading The Promise to Your Husband

Songs of Waiting

The Promise to Yourself

Last post we talked about waiting and the promise to God. If you missed it, scroll down and you'll find it at the end of this post. This time, we're going to talk about waiting and the promise to yourself. I always found it interesting and a little silly when people said to "save yourself"… Continue reading The Promise to Yourself

Songs of Waiting

The Promise to God

There is so much practical information to write on purity and I will soon get to that, but I think it's important for me to write about my experience because I want you to know that you can do it too... My church used to have morning prayer at 7 am and my friends and… Continue reading The Promise to God

Songs of Waiting

You Are Not the Only One in This

I was never vocal about waiting until marriage. No one knew, not even my closest friends. They knew I refrain, but they didn't know I was intentionally waiting until marriage. I don't remember how the conversations came up, but eventually they did. This is not a topic one wants to tell the world, and it… Continue reading You Are Not the Only One in This