Life

Everyone is under-encouraged

Everyone is under-encouraged. I grew up hearing my dad say that sentence on repeat. Everyone is under-encouraged. If you’re like 95% of the humans in our society (including myself), you’re…

So you’re busy?

No one’s impressed. I will never forget those words my mom spoke to me while I sat at the kitchen table. It may seem harsh, but that’s my momma. Speaks…

Facing rejection

Whether we’re jocks, musicians, actors, or mathletes, at some point in our childhood, we began the process of “trying out” for teams or auditioning for certain roles or opportunities. Eventually,…

A New Year’s Resolution for Over Achievers

Calling all my over achiever friends!  You know who you are. You wrote down your New Year’s Resolutions in December.  You put pen to paper and hung them in a visible…

Single at Christmas

Tis the season to get engaged!  Fa la la la laaaaa la la la laaaaa. Being single during the holidays is always… special.  It seems like everywhere you turn there…

Unmet expectations

My life doesn’t look like I thought it would. Pretty much every heart-to-heart conversation I’ve had over the last month could be boiled down to this sentence:  My life doesn’t…

Stop waiting for encouragement

Whatever you are doing, work at it with enthusiasm as to the Lord and not for people. [Colossians 3:24] Easier said than done, right? As you know, last week I…

Living intentionally

If you did college all over again, what would you do differently? When I transferred my sophomore year to James Madison University, an upperclassman named Kristi, took me under her…

I wanna see you be brave.

A few weeks ago I sat down with my friend–we’ll call her Sam–who wanted to share a major life decision.  Sam has dreamt her entire life of living in Nashville…

Getting back into the swing of things.

Some years, I was ready to dive back into school after the holiday break.  Other years, not so much.  The same tension continues when you start working full time. For…