A prayer for breakthrough.

I find that my best prayers with God lately happen on the floor of the shower. Yes, just me sitting under the water and talking to Him. I’ve prayed for more intimate moments with God, to know Him more deeply and understand His character in my day-to-day life, and I had the thought tonight, after…

The biggest lie: we’ve got so many days ahead of us.

That title, it’s not true. We’ve got so many days ahead of us. We can start there and move onto the next thing. Life is really freaking short. We can move to that dot, let’s make that our road map. This past Saturday night, a guy I went to school with my whole life until…

I’m walking in a wide place now.

Your worth has never been about what you have to offer the world, even though that’s so counterintuitive and so against everything you were told just today, in conversation and in scrolling and in your inner dialogue. So why don’t you take that off and sink into your own skin for just a few minutes,…

On dependence.

It’s been really cool to take a step back and reflect for these past few days on this year. It was a big one, and I feel like I refer to every year as wild, but I think that’s a better label on 2018 than it has been on any other year. It looked like…

Slipping backward and inward.

You know when there’s writing, or painting or taking photographs or whatever your creative outlet is, that is about to boil over onto everything you’ve currently got going on and all the composure you’ve mustered up? The best feeling in the world. Right on the edge of greatness. That was me, yesterday morning, super distracted,…

Despite our stubbornness and self-deception.

It wasn’t as much of a subtle nudge as it was a punch in the face. I’d been familiar with getting little nudges from the Lord, like, “Hey, be present,” or, “Hey, have a little more compassion.” But this one was like a wrecking ball to the face of, “Hey, wake the hell up because…

We can do better.

“It’s sadly the most unoriginal hurt.” That quote was the one that stung me the most this week, when I watched an interview of a woman talking about her rape when she was a teenager. And I’ve continually heard the quote: “We can do better.” And I’ve mostly heard that quote in relation to having…

I shoved the I-could-never’s away.

I stopped using the phrase, “I could never do that.” And I’ve spent these past few weeks reflecting back on seasons of intense change, without even realizing it, because I happen to be in one right now. I’ll start with this “I could never do that,” though it was more of a whispered one to…

I miss my name tag.

I’ve got a lot of words for the last two months, but none that will do them justice. God is big and I am not and that is the most beautiful thing, so we can start there, like a first foot to the pavement on a long run where you want to pace yourself but…