Before & After me

"I will go before you and level the uneven places; I will shatter the bronze doors and cut the iron bars in two.” (Isaiah 45:2). In the last 2 years, I’ve done a lot of searching. Soul-searching, searching for Jesus, for peace, purpose, identity, and my place. I searched to be anywhere that wouldn’t rob … Continue reading Before & After me

A Dozen Dumpster Books, God’s Inspiration to Create

In my eyes, being a writer is being an artist. Creativity and inspiration must flow when writing from the heart. I have to admit that 2019 has been full of difficult adjustments. I moved twice, feeling like a nomad for a while. Floating further into this state of limbo, I changed jobs. Though for the … Continue reading A Dozen Dumpster Books, God’s Inspiration to Create

If We’re Being Completely Honest. [Prayer Challenge]

Privaledge or no privilege. Wealth or poverty. Healthy or unhealthy. War, corruption, neglect, abuse, or heartbreak. An ugly world or not: days like these I just don’t understand how people can conclude that God is not good, or that He’s not with us. I went on this beautiful hike today where my attitude from the … Continue reading If We’re Being Completely Honest. [Prayer Challenge]


Today I took a walk through childhood. I stepped along the path of simpler days. Memories of naiveté and blissful whimsy came flooding back here. I had a Door Dash delivery to be dropped off at the apartments I grew up in and spent most of my childhood. Aside from in my dreams, I hadn't … Continue reading Nostalgia

The Active Christmas Presence

There's so much excitement and joy we can experience when we realize the meaning of Christmas. Of course, we wait for Christmas day in excitement for festivities, gifts, time with family, break from studies, sometimes work, whatever it may be, God so created us to have hope and anticipation in the times of waiting. I've … Continue reading The Active Christmas Presence

“Where you go I will go and where you stay I will stay.” Ruth 1:16

This hangs above my bed and I read it quite often. Simple yet it's still so easy to stray, taking Jesus off the throne of our hearts and unintentionally replacing Him with our busy lives. Especially in this season, where people-pleasing easily motivates our hearts in perfecting the look of Christmas decorations and preparing just … Continue reading “Where you go I will go and where you stay I will stay.” Ruth 1:16

Beauty in the Journey

"Though the seasons change, your love remains." (Seasons Change - United Pursuit) The past few months have been full of personal discoveries that I resent not having made time to post anything about to share with my lovely blog readers. Lies had me believe that I should only share perfectly polished ideas that I fully … Continue reading Beauty in the Journey

Nobody’s Perfect… How Perfect.

“I’m not perfect. You’re not perfect. And that’s just perfect.” -Julia Kristina Counselling I'm loving how this change of perspective has shaped my mind lately. I’ve learned to love that none of us (will ever) have it all figured out. I love that we can all learn from each other through all of our polar … Continue reading Nobody’s Perfect… How Perfect.

Jesus gave us Summer so we can Learn to Dance After the Rain

This may feel more relatable in places with less brutal summers than our lovely desert... For those that know me, know I've struggled with depression in the past. Honestly, those thoughts and tendencies try bringing me back to that place every so often, but God is constantly saving me from that storm (Matthew 14:30-31). With … Continue reading Jesus gave us Summer so we can Learn to Dance After the Rain