The Mountain He Hasn’t Moved

The Mountain He Hasn’t Moved

A mountain stands before me, daunting in its height, grandness, and permanence. I do not want to climb it; yet, He has asked me to. In protest, my feet remain planted on the ground as I begin my search for continued security, for hand holds. The desire for remaining...

Will Our Eyes Stay Closed?

Will Our Eyes Stay Closed?

Wake up {hope} Dwell not in the what-ifs and should haves. The eyes of the Lord are upon you, beholding you, beckoning to you. Wake up hope Walk toward His goodness and mercy, and breath in deeply the fragrance of His presence. Wake up hope... for it will not be for...

I Can’t Fix It

I Can’t Fix It

Pain dwells around me, Every Single Day. . .   In the eyes of a friend who lost her baby before she knew their name. In the heart of a teenager who had a father stripped away against their will. In the mind of a family member who hopes for prayers to be answered....

Taking Up Space

Taking Up Space

I don't want to take up space Made for someone else to use To accidentally live someone else's dream, someone's life Would be a matter I could not excuse Just today, I said, "Find the opportunities that scare you" To a sweet, young soul Little did I know, the truth in...

Rewriting My Soul Scripts

Rewriting My Soul Scripts

There are far better things ahead, than any we leave behind. C.S. Lewis Head: "Today is the day! Freedom is calling my name."   Heart: "I know this is what I have wanted, and wanted, and wanted... but will it be any different, any better, any more free?"  ...

–2020–

–2020–

A lot. A lot for a lot of people. A lot for a lot of people who may not know. A lot for a lot of people who may not know how to process. A lot for a lot of people who may not know how to process the tension. A lot for a lot of people who may not know how to process...

Rebecca: Balancing Independence & Significance

Rebecca: Balancing Independence & Significance

Behind-the-scenes: If you are familiar with the ever-increasingly popular Enneagram, then you will be pleased to know I met my first match in Rebecca. We are both 3's! Hard work, passion, and accomplishment pump through this woman's lungs as she strives to live out...

Hailey: Looking in Eyes of Peace

Hailey: Looking in Eyes of Peace

Alright, let me introduce Hailey. She is a lover of Abiqua Falls, Salem, and her family--Cody and Wesley. While I have not known Hailey for long, in the short time I have spent with her, my soul knows she is valuable. This woman brings a quiet strength into any room...

Caley: Giving Up Perfection

Caley: Giving Up Perfection

Behind-the-scenes: I earnestly hope everyone has a "Caley" in their lives. She is someone who brings life into a room and gives space to the messy bits of life. She and I met through friends and husbands years ago, but what drew me to her this time was our mutual...

McKinzie: Knowing Who I Am

McKinzie: Knowing Who I Am

I am alive, extraordinarily alive. I love to sing, sing loud and passionately. I am moved with and by music and the space in time it brings me into. My memories are hidden in music. I breathe in pain, wear it for awhile, and then let laughter and hope hang it back up...