Chris is risen! What a weekend - over Easter I had the great blessing and time window to return to one of my favorite cities in the whole world. My year living there was extra special by the phenomenal friends and families that surrounded me in loving community. Seeing about fifteen of my friends for the first time since last summer was, irrevocably, something special.Read More
I’ve never been to the desert, personally. Friends who’ve visited swear that it’s incredible, but I’m a little ambivalent toward anything of vast emptiness and solitude, and this fits the bill. In fact, this was the first definition I found: A desert is a barren area of landscape where little precipitation occurs and, consequently, living conditions are hostile for plant and animal life. If that wasn’t enough: The lack of vegetation exposes the unprotected surface of the ground to the processes of denudation. If I felt like undergoing denudation, I’d walk through a car wash.Read More
In an old house in Paris
That was covered in vines
Lived twelve little girls
In two straight lines.Read More
Something about a charming city like Paris evokes the feminine out of its visitors. Jo Malone once described French women as “unapologetically feminine,” and what a way to be known. Even in the middle of winter, my time here flanked with snowy weather, Paris still rises - fresh, awake, and alive, ready to captivate all who come to see her.Read More
Good morning friends! Winter is O-F-F-I-C-I-A-L-L-Y having its moment this weekend, as all of DC woke up today saying the same thing: brrrrrrrrrrrrrr! The wind is cruel and cracks like a whip but my friends and I are braving it to sit down at a coffee shop and crank out some work.Read More
The plainest of outfits can spring to live with the right accessories. Anything is more fun with a hat (in my opinion) and how much personality do these cheetah print booties have!Read More
Celebrating new opportunities following a graduation, open doors following a job promotion, or a new marriage at a wedding are tremendous milestones and worth some special commemorating. But largely, and ironically, isn’t it all the little pieces of each day that knit our lives together? I was reminded this week that those small things are just as special, in their own way.Read More
Everyone has spiritual gifts. They are woven into the makeup of who we are, and God missed no one in knitting each of us together. That said, they are a gift, but it’s our responsibility to discover and cultivate those gifts to serve others and bring Him glory.Read More
2018 elicits a number of words for me. Change. Community. Frustration. Rejection. Grit. Blessing. Peace.
Provocative, taxing, full of changes, it grew me in more ways than I could see then. It had its euphoric moments as well as its dips, but it’s time to reflect on all of it.
The Lord repeatedly had to show me how to release my grip: from comforts, habits, mindsets. So many changes took place that I really couldn’t clutch my control any longer (how much do we have, really?) and I had release my grip and let go.Read More