A Year Later

On my twenty fifth birthday, just over a year ago, I left home for my hometown. It was the hardest goodbye I’ve ever said, full of hard, individual goodbyes & somehow harder hellos. 25 was by far the toughest 365 days. It wasn’t all bad; it would be dishonest to pretend so. There were sweet […]

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When The Road Diverges

“A thousand moments that I had just taken for granted — mostly because I had assumed there would be a thousand more.” ~ Morgan Matson I’ve had an obsession with quotes & quote collecting since I was young. I have a notebook I’ve been filling with quotes, an on-going list in my phone, & a […]

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Comparison is the Thief of Joy

A memory came back to me recently from when I was working at The Sheepfold. One night, a mom was sharing her dreams with me, the ones she kept to herself, locked in her heart because she didn’t see how they could possibly come true. “But there’s already people out there, doing the things I […]

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Chiang Rai

This city has really captured my heart over the course of the last month. It has been an interesting ride, doing life in a new city/culture/country. The adjustment has been a smooth one so far, even as there are still practical things to figure out. (For example, figuring out where people go for food? I’ve been frequenting […]

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Landed (Week One)

* Originally written 13 August 2016 * We’re here! On August 8th, ten of us boarded our flights at LAX, beginning the first leg of our journey to Chiang Rai, Thailand. The flight itself was relatively uneventful & we wiled away the hours with in-flight movies, books, praying, & doodling. The lucky ones even managed to […]

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Learning to Trust

24 DAYS. During this whole experience, I have found myself in a place of tension—the desire to trust God wholly & unwaveringly fights the slightly terrifying sensation of not knowing how it will all come together. Often over the last year I have fielded numerous questions, in so many words or less, about how I could […]

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“By faith…”

4 months, 16 days, 2 hours, 45 minutes, & 35 seconds… 34 seconds, 33 seconds… Every second, my countdown app tells me that my departure date is looming closer & closer; a steady reminder of the adventure ahead, a promise soon to come to fruition. With every lost second, my anticipation builds & those 4 months seem like […]

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