Most of us can easily point to the things that are sucking the life out of us or draining our energy, but we rarely take time to acknowledge the simple things that are giving us life and bringing us joy. In her book, Leaving Church, Barbara Brown Taylor talks about a time when she was… Continue reading Perfume, Liturgy, and FRIENDS:: What’s Saving My Life Right Now
In the past year, I've published six blog posts. I have seventeen more sitting in my draft box. Writing is something that brings me joy and also helps me process my own emotions and experiences in a healthy way. I want to share my writing, but perfectionism (among other things) keeps me from hitting publish… Continue reading Fighting Perfectionism with Pottery
2018 was a year of healing. Not in the way I expected, but in so many ways I never would've imagined. Last January, I was in the midst of some of the worst physical pain in my entire life. The kind of pain that permeated my entire body and left me questioning whether or not… Continue reading A Year of Healing
Objects in mirror are closer than they appear. Two weeks into my very first teaching job, I decided to tackle my lesson planning for the following week at Madcap Coffee. It was the last day of Whole 30. I was feeling accomplished for actually sticking to the strict diet plan, and a bit overwhelmed by… Continue reading Objects in Mirror
If you’re married and you haven’t sat next to your spouse with no pants on, watching Brooklyn 99, then you’re missing out. But really. https://www.instagram.com/p/BZobxFhA4Th/?taken-by=catanacomics A few weeks ago Jacob and I were sitting on our couch watching Wall-E and eating snacks. Our window was open and we heard some friends in the parking lot.… Continue reading Marriage is about Getting Naked.
Two years later, my hair is still falling out and I am still going to counseling for anxiety*. May 2016. I started month 9 of the World Race in Guatemala. A series of different events all converged to leave me feeling broken, confused, and utterly helpless as I flew from Los Angeles to Guatemala City.… Continue reading Two Years Later…
Even though the best and most memorable experiences from our time in Israel couldn't be captured in a photo, some of these pictures come pretty close. 🙂 Jacob and I went on the Israel Study Tour through Grand Rapids Theological Seminary (GRTS) from January 2-12. Yes, it was a class for Jacob but I got… Continue reading Israel & Palestine in Pictures