When You Don’t Have Anything Nice to Say

Confession: I read Facebook comments. You know those viral posts that go around Facebook and have about a million different comments on them from random people? I read them. It's one of my worst habits. Everyone always says, "Never read the comments!" And for good reason. About 80-90% of the time when I do read the…

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…

Building Relationships by Being Alone

Lately I've been doing a lot of thinking. One such thought is the concept of togetherness. Togetherness alongside loneliness. On the surface, togetherness and loneliness seem to be complete opposites, but lately I've been thinking about how closely related they actually are. Even more than related, they're practically intertwined, stemming from the same vine, twisting…

Silencing Self-Doubt

So, story time. Vulnerable time. Confession time. Since I officially decided and announced my decision to work as a freelance writer last week, I've had quite a few friends, family and even complete strangers come up to me and tell me how brave and courageous I supposedly am. "I can't believe you're taking the leap,"…

A Comprehensive List of Literally Everything That Matters More Than Looks

The other day I went out to coffee with a good friend of mine. We sat and chatted about life, love and everything in between as we sipped our grande mocha coffees (is using the term "grande" instead of medium pretentious? Food for thought). As we sat there, I listened as she broke down right…