McKinzie: Who I Thought I Would Be

McKinzie: Who I Thought I Would Be

The first sentence of something new frequently sends me into a tailspin. How should I word this? What do I want to say? Where do I want this to go or end up? And, the whirlwind of my overthinking mind hurls me onward, towards complicating the simple questions and...
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...
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...
McKinzie: Trying to be Seen

McKinzie: Trying to be Seen

“O Lord, you have searched me and known me. You know when I sit and when I rise. You discern my thoughts from afar. You search out my path and my lying down and are acquainted with all my ways.” –Psalms 139:1-3 Sometimes, I wonder, “If I asked people what they...
McKinzie: Redeeming Orange and Black

McKinzie: Redeeming Orange and Black

As some of you already know, this season is one of looking at my brokenness straight in the face. Days have been filled with uncontrollable laughter, unwanted tears, and unexpected experiences in even more unexpected places. One of these moments brought me back to the...