Raw Honesty

A bit of honesty this morning. Life has been a crazy whirlwind since graduating college, and I have not necessarily handled it all very well. On top of the expected journey of just figuring out life beyond college, the pandemic made it completely bizarre, and losing my grandma, the matriarch of our family and a pivotal spiritual leader in my life, so quickly only 4 … Continue reading Raw Honesty

Banana Bread

Today is my last day of the long Christmas weekend. Zach, the poor thing, already returned to work today because hospitals don’t stop! I’ve spent the day doing laundry, vacuuming, washing dishes, rearranging the house with the new kitchen gadgets and pots and pans we were gifted for Christmas, then spending a couple hours with my bestie. After she left, I handled a couple financial … Continue reading Banana Bread

Simpler Living

If you don’t know already, I spent my summers during college living on campus and working for the English Language Institute. I lived in Beeson, and all three summers I lived upstairs. For two summers I lived right next door to the laundry room which was ALWAYS hot. But despite the heat, I absolutely loved the living situation. I would walk across campus to work … Continue reading Simpler Living


At church last Sunday we sang a song called “Surrounded” by Michael W. Smith. The lyrics say: “This is how I fight my battles It may look like I’m surrounded but I’m surrounded by You” I was lying on my bed this afternoon after a long past four days listening to this song. I was thinking about all the different kinds of battles we face: … Continue reading Battles


What a beautiful word: restoration. Three morphemes re (again) + store (to keep for the future) + ation (result of an action). It makes me think of a store, once full of valuable goods, but who’s shelves are now nearly bare after being opened up to the consumer world for so long. When the store is restocked with valuable goods, it has been restored to … Continue reading Restoration