grace upon grace

Grace is the love of God shown to the unlovely; the peace of God given to the restless; the unmerited favor of God. -- Justin Holcomb My parents and I spent the past two weeks traveling from eastern Iowa all the way to Yellowstone in western Wyoming. By the end we had driven over 3,600 …

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a season of jubilation

There is a lightness in my spirit that hasn't visited in a long time. It's a certain joy or hope or contentment, I cant really name it. I feel full. I feel alive. A few weeks ago, I found myself driving with all the windows of my red Toyota corolla down singing joyously to my …

wait

I am in a season of waiting. Waiting isn't easy. I am very impatient and it has been something God has really been pointing out in me. I work about 10 hours a week and am looking for a more consistent full-time job. I don't plan on going back to college in the fall so …

God listens

Happy Friday! Last week as I was sitting at my favorite coffeeshop, I was journaling my prayers, praying for God to give me opportunities. I prayed that God would display his power and make himself known. I asked him to use me. As soon as I set down my pen a young man came into …

God said no

At the end of April, my application to a Christian gap year program was denied. I was so confident that I would get accepted into the program that I didn't even have a plan B. I didn't think I would get rejected. I was so sure about it and I knew I was going to …

a bit of where I’m at

The depression has been pretty bad the past month or so. I've neglected to write because I've lost all motivation for pretty much anything and everything. Even typing out these words feels like too much. I feel exhausted - physically and emotionally. I don't have the desire to do anything. Life feels dull and meaningless. …