Left my Heart in Winston-Salem

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.

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Cozy in the Heat

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.

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Shimmer in Silver

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.

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Layers and Textures for Chilly Weather

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.

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Georgetown Posh

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.

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Ring in the New Year: A Time to Reflect

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.

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