How Kids in Foster Care Love Differently

Two years ago, some friends approached my (then) boyfriend (now husband) and me about volunteering at a kids' summer camp for a week. At that time, we were planning on going to South Africa on a mission trip, so we weren't particularly sold on the idea. We wanted to go somewhere else and help spread…

Trusting God Through Trial and Peace

Trusting God has always been a challenge for me. While I believe in His infinite wisdom and perfect plan for my life, a deep, dark part of me also very much believes in my own plan even more. With my "I can do everything, handle everything, be everything everyone needs me to be" personality, controlling…

The Toxicity of Hypermasculinity

October 1, 2017, Las Vegas Strip, Nevada: at the Route 91 Harvest musical festival, a gunman—later to be identified as Stephen Paddock—opened fire on a crowd of concertgoers. People who were there to forget about life, people there simply to have fun, people there celebrating with their friends and family. 58 of them died that…