To the birth moms who gave me siblings

To the birth moms who gave me siblings. Dear Birth Moms, Today is World Adoption Day. Maybe you already know that. Maybe you’re totally unaware. I don’t know if you’ve been checking your social media accounts, scrolling through selfies of parents and children who share the story of adoption, if you’re oblivious to it all, […]

Pay Attention: Change v. Transition

Change. It happens to us all. You may be the kind who loves change; you create it in your life. You hop jobs, towns, boyfriends, friend groups, whatever. If your life stays the same for too long, you force change upon yourself otherwise you’d crawl out of your skin. Or you may be the kind that […]

Overcoming Jealousy

Admit it. For us girls, it’s just so easy for our hearts to get jealous. I’m not talking about jealousy in a relationship (though that can happen). I’m talking about the jealousy that grows out of comparison. I don’t know if it’s generic sin nature for woman, but far too often, you and I get […]

What I Fear The Most

what i most fear

Though it’s been over four years, I still remember the exact moment I sat behind my laptop and clicked “post” to share with the social media world that I had started a blog. I wanted to vomit. Truly. It was one of the worst feelings in the world. Those of you who have done something similar know what I’m talking […]

What am I supposed to do with my life?

what do i do with my life

A few weeks ago, I had the privilege of speaking to a room full of graduating high school seniors about how to decide their major, future career, or the bigger question we’ve all asked at one time or another: What am I supposed to do with my life? Statistics today show that at least 50% of entering college […]

Be Human: ask for help

I’m discouraged. I recently realized that is one of the hardest sentiments for me to admit. I hate those words together. Discouraged. It’s so heavy. Admitting I’m discouraged feels like defeat. Like somehow I’ve failed if I’m not optimistically pressing on when times are hard. I need help. Three more words strewn together that I […]