Learning to Let My Heart Break

Feeling Lost Recently, my heart has been breaking a lot, and it hasn’t felt great. In fact, at times I wondered if something were seriously wrong with me. Unable to shake a heaviness that didn’t seem to match my circumstances, I finally asked God what was wrong. “Why do I keep having bad dreams, God? […]

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The Boldness to be Me

Life Purpose I used to think of my life purpose as a job. It was my job to be Christ to the world. It was my job to support, encourage, comfort, and edify those around me. But God didn’t create me to do a job, He created me to be a person––a unique individual that […]

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Purpose & Potential: Living in Freedom

It is for freedom that Christ has set you free. Stand firm, therefore, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery. – Galatians 5:1 In this final installment of my Purpose & Potential series, I’d like to address the question of freedom. It is easy to think of destiny or […]

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Purpose & Potential: The In-Between

Between What Is and What Could Be One of the biggest struggles I have had in regard to life purpose is living in the tension between what could be and what is. Dreams and desires God seemed to put on my heart remain out of reach. Potential I see in myself stays dormant, for years. […]

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Purpose & Potential: Discerning Your Calling

Called When I was young, I avoided the term “calling.” I wasn’t sure I had one, and I wasn’t confident I would be able to correctly discern it if I did. I couldn’t relate to people who had a clear, concrete vision for their lives, who felt “called” to do something. To me, life was simply […]

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Purpose & Potential: Caught up in the Millennial Race to Relevance

Year 30: Have I Arrived? At the beginning of the year, I turned 30. While the actual day wasn’t super traumatic, the process of slowly approaching 30, rounding that curve, and then finding myself in a new decade was a bit of a slow-motion slap in the face. When I was 24, a friend turned […]

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The Tale of a Good Girl Seeking Escape from the Trap of Obligation

The Life of a Good Girl As a “good girl,” I have always known there were certain things I should do. Certain things I should be. I should be kind and considerate. I should be respectful and obedient. I should complete the tasks assigned to me with excellence. I should avoid laziness, tardiness, dishonesty, or anything that would […]

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Compelled By Love (Nearly Thirty and Caught Up in the Possibilities)

I’ve been thinking about myself a lot lately. Even more than usual. Mostly because I’m about to turn 30, and that seems like a fitting time to take stock. Who am I and where am I headed? I just came back from a missions trip to Indonesia on Monday, and that trip helped me gain […]

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