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To my girls, three years later

Our lives look different, but our friendship remains a precious gift.

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my leading lady

I know you were on my side, even when I was wrong.

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The grateful 18

2018: My mountain and valley year. The mountains touched the sky. The valleys sunk far beneath the ocean. A year of ups and downs, ups and downs, never knowing when the mountain would crumble, when the valley would disappear. I had to hold onto things that kept me level. Have faith that this is how […]

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…here.

On living in the moment.

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Faith

A spirit not of fear

Fear. It’s something I’ve wrestled with my whole life. As a child, I was afraid of the roller coaster that goes upside down, wondering how people could enjoy the possibility of falling out of their seats. The blinking smoke detector, reminding me that a fire is imminent at all times. The shadows that grew on the […]

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You Say

Last week Lauren Daigle released the lead single from her new album. It’s called ‘You Say‘ and it has had me covered in goosebumps every time I hear it. Last year, during a moment of intense honesty with friends from my small group, I revealed that I was ashamed of waiting so long to be […]

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So Will I

Obedience. Trust. Love. These words have held different definitions throughout my life. Obedience came in the form of obeying my parents, my teachers, the rules. Trust was given freely, then not so freely when I realized it can be broken. Love has been messy, thrilling, comforting, my refuge. There was a time in my life […]

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Begin Again

This morning I skipped class to work on an assignment for another class. Welcome to college! When I’m stuck in the never-ending downfall of an approaching finals week, I listen to music that brings me the most comfort. Sometimes that’s worship music, sometimes it’s Harry Potter scores. Today it was Taylor Swift’s album, (my favorite […]

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Hilton Head

“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” Back in August, during one of the first weekends of my sophomore year of college, I painted a watercolor of this verse: I decided to paint it because it had been running around […]

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17 Lessons I Learned in 2017

When the clock struck midnight on January 1, 2017, I rose my champagne glass filled with sparkling grape juice and told myself it would be a good year. I was optimistic, riding on the tails of a crazy 2016, that this year would bring a steady calm. In some ways it did; I stayed at […]