Driven by Love

Something has shifted, a change so simply occurred . From obligation to opportunity, restlessness transformed to rest, chaos into completion, compassion made her way inside. I found faith overcome fear, grace against failure. As the fear of “what if ” changed into faith for what it already was…. I grew to be free. Before me…

Freed from Sadness

I didn’t ask for this to happen to me again . . . especially now. How is it that depression sneaks in when we least expect it? When we’ve done everything in our control to prevent it? One thought quickly leads to action, that action developed into a mindset; and suddenly I fear my mindset…

a season of being unsure

{ for warning: this is a draft } For over the past year I’ve undergone a season of being unsure. Unsure how to live my faith out at home, unsure how to find new friends my age, unsure what my next step is. Doing my best in not allowing fear of the unknown to determine how…

refusal for mediocracy

“Live a life that is radical, intentional,  and full. Flee from normal, do crazy things, and follow your dreams.” PSHHH easier said than done, now that I’m here. “Fight your doubts with truth!” As for a moment, I believe, that my 8 to 4 … forever my destiny. But do I believe, in destiny? For I have no…

Who Is He?

He has defeated death, overcome evil. My insecurities,  worries, and fear wash away. With Him, I am able to love greater, to grow deeper, to cultivate a life of passion and freedom. Because of Him, I am free My old self, she falls away. I find my soul again My confirmation comes from above. I rejoice in…

A Morning Motivation

Wake up Slowly No great need to rush Breathe What’s the first thing on my mind? Surrender so And just be thankful You are here, alive, and able You are loved You are a new creation This day has incredible potential What can you do first for yourself? Coffee? Read? Meditate? Journal? Stretch? Prepare a…

Portland YES (travel)

February 4th. Super Bowl Sunday. Portland. Waking up at 4:30 yesterday sure allowed me to sleep in till 10 today A delicious smoothie with dates and peanut butter Freshlife church podcast (a little bit of home while away from home) Blue Kangaroo coffee shop PDX Burgers Song of the day: empty ray Superbowl with Laine’s…

Away with Love

I can’t reach you, but still, think of you. I don’t see you, instead, remember you. Without any contact, my dreams still involve you. I imagine us dancing, I know we’d be laughing, to only remember, you are not here. Can’t always have my way. Our last hug felt like goodbye. Will there be room,…

Cali crew, we missed you (travel)

January 28. Sunday. Los Angeles “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.” ‭‭Romans‬ ‭12:2‬ ‭NIV‬‬ Woke up early to the sunrise and that revealing moment of…

“Grandpa made me do it” (travel)

January 26th. Friday. Vegas The day started quite. I spend some time in the Word and read a few pages of the book Fearless (by Max Lucado) before my grandparents came and joined me. Grandma was off to the physical therapist, I and grandpa stayed behind to drink some coffee and explore a book of…

Preparation for three weeks “unplanned” (travel)

January 25th. Thursday. Kalispell, first stop: Vegas Today is the day. The day I wake up as a newly 21-year-old (my birthday was yesterday). The day I pack, prepare, and fly to Vegas as the first stop of my “West Coast Adventure!” As I get ready to leave for my 3-week (21 days) adventure, I have…

blind & falling over

How’s life treating you Felicia? Well, a little like my ski day went today… The visibility was terrible, at parts, I didn’t know the difference between up and down, yet somehow I knew where my very next turn was… (not the one after that though) and I spent a lot of time on the edge… where the…