It Takes A Village: On Finding Support & Community

It takes a village. This is a common theme I believe in and swear by and state often. I would not be where I am today (feeling healthy and whole and happy) without my village. It’s a village made of home group members, family, baristas, climbers, coworkers, and bloggers. It’s a village of wonderful folks … More It Takes A Village: On Finding Support & Community

A Heart Full Of Thanks: My 10 Top Blessings Of 2020

Thanksgiving is here! My favorite food, my favorite people, my favorite holiday all wrapped up into one day and given to me in a pretty little bow! This Thanksgiving will look drastically different, smaller, and quieter than years’ past, but that doesn’t mean it will be a bad one–just different. This has been a hard … More A Heart Full Of Thanks: My 10 Top Blessings Of 2020

My Vow To You: On Daily Decisions & True Self-Care

Self-care is important. I firmly believe that to properly and fully and radically care for others, you have to care for yourself first. You have to assess your needs, wants, heart’s desires, your time, energy, and emotions, and gauge whether or not you have the capacity to give of yourself. Sometimes I have plenty to … More My Vow To You: On Daily Decisions & True Self-Care

For Better Or Worse: Honest Thoughts From A Perpetual Bridesmaid

I was in a wedding this weekend. Again. It was my sixth wedding to be a part of in less than three years, and boy, has it been a whirlwind. Some honest thoughts always run through my head whenever I’m asked to be a bridesmaid, like “How much will this cost?” And, “Will I like … More For Better Or Worse: Honest Thoughts From A Perpetual Bridesmaid

It Takes A Village: On The Value Of Deeply-Rooted Community

I used to feel awfully alone. When I first returned to Dallas from Nashville, I felt awfully alone. Not the kind of loneliness that comes and goes with varying moods or circumstances, but the kind of isolation and desertion that leaves you feeling empty and saddened. Only a handful of my hometown and college friends … More It Takes A Village: On The Value Of Deeply-Rooted Community

If I Stay

The first half of 2017, I was asked to stay. Three times, to be exact: By Jesus By my family By my boss. Jesus never shouted it from the mountains, but whispered in the wind, “What if I ask you to stay? Will you? For me?” He nudged me to new opportunities that offered a positive … More If I Stay