TiAnna: Claiming Hope

TiAnna: Claiming Hope

Not many people know, but I house a mildly crippling fear of pregnancy. It doesn’t haunt me or keep me awake at night; but, I do find I clothe myself in the fear of what if’s? What if my body isn’t capable of creating a baby? What if I cannot control my anxiety as...
Averi: Anticipating His Provision

Averi: Anticipating His Provision

Behind-the-scenes: Do you ever look at someone, put them in a box, and then realize how completely wrong you are? I don’t do this too often, but Averi was that person in my life. I grew up watching her in high school, wondering what it was like to have so many people...
Micah: Dreaming for the Day

Micah: Dreaming for the Day

I never learned to dream. Instead, I rapidly developed the ability to people-please and listen to what other people’s dreams were for me. When I met with Micah–an old friend–I wanted to understand how someone as passionate and extremely driven as her could...
Emily: Wrestling with Love

Emily: Wrestling with Love

Behind-the-scenes: This beautiful soul and I collided when we were both camp counselors in 2013–a magical year. Emily has the zest for life that only a handful of people are given, and it is what draws people to her. She reached out with a strand of hope that...
Cece: Living Loved

Cece: Living Loved

Behind-the-scenes: Cece, or Chelsea, and I met when I was 18. She was vibrant and alive, while I was still seeking my own identity and passion. Music, people, and laughter are what motivate this woman to live life richly. She currently works alongside a young adult on...
Alicia: Knowing Fear’s Purpose

Alicia: Knowing Fear’s Purpose

Behind-the-scenes: let me introduce to a passion-filled, fire cracker of a woman. Alicia currently lives in Nebraska with her husband, daughter Emerson, and a house full of teenage boys. (Don’t worry. She still has Oregon coffee and Douglas fir trees in her...