England Reflections

Hey "Just Be" Fam! I've been dying to write more so I decided to go back through and polish some of my favorite pieces to help rekindle the fire! Here's what I wrote upon leaving the UK after my Summer study abroad program in 2018. Oh how I miss that magical time spent surrounded by … Continue reading England Reflections

moving from frantic to anti-frantic

I've recently been motivated by something new I've heard. A life hack and wise wisdom all in one, working to reprogram my inherited short-fused brain-wiring. The message said, "Jesus never did anything frantically." The first response in my head to this (and conditioning of this hustle-focused generation) was to question it. As though I had … Continue reading moving from frantic to anti-frantic

Vulnerable

This season has been that of a blazing fire. Exciting, triggering, full of various hurts but all the more passion and purpose. I’m back in my college classes to get this undergraduate thing finished and done with (Junior year!)! Don’t get me wrong, I love school. I just don’t love the financial toll and balancing … Continue reading Vulnerable

Unconditional Love, Supernaturally Knitted

Below is a poem put together by two writing pieces of mine. It was a project for a class assignment that I miraculously put together in a matter of minutes. That's not to say it was an effortless beauty I created. It's to say it was divinely composed by God's workings. You'll see why. Upon … Continue reading Unconditional Love, Supernaturally Knitted

Purpose in Brokenness

I hear many of you in your hurting, asking how God could be real after all the painful things that have happened to you. How it's always been easier not to face it all, numb it, try and forget, and live on your own terms in the world. I hear you equate the imperfections of … Continue reading Purpose in Brokenness

His Fulfillment, Not Mine

The other day, a family member told me I tend to enable the dysfunction in others. I recognize how naturally this empathetic curse can flow from me. Balancing a want to see others healed, with a need for more genuine compassion, I ask God to open my heart. O God, you are my God; earnestly … Continue reading His Fulfillment, Not Mine

To Gather Nectar

I recently met with a remarkable academic/career counselor at my college. She put her heart into her work and surprised me with how much she cared for the students she came in contact with. Though her words were wise and profound, it wasn't what she said that left me with so much revelation. I chewed … Continue reading To Gather Nectar

Top-Shelf Reaction

Naturally, I strive to maintain a presentation and attitude of joyful positivity. Even when that's the opposite to what I feel. All I've ever known is to put on a smile and persevere. As a strong enneagram number 9w1 with INFP personality type, expressing my actual emotions can be a struggle. And if you don't … Continue reading Top-Shelf Reaction