Dear Tori, It has been three hundred and sixty-five days. And it’s weird, because I lived twenty-six years without ever knowing you, but this one year that followed a mere two years of friendship, has felt like a lifetime. I guess that’s what happens when someone impacts your life so profoundly. Even now, barely fifty … More Dear Tori.
Growing up is never easy; losing touch with people you love is worse. One of my best friends from PA and I don’t talk nearly as much as I’d like and I’m ashamed to say it’s been nearly four years since we last saw each other. Thankfully for me, he’s living a life of wanderlust … More Project Prosper #7: Visit a Museum
Oh, hey there online family, it’s certainly been a while… To say the last six months have been a rollercoaster, might be the understatement of the year. I’ve been honored with positions of leadership I’m sure I don’t deserve. I’ve said, “goodbye for now,” to a dear friend as she left for heaven. I’ve taken … More Project Prosper
Driving down the road tonight left me thinking about how beautiful Charlotte is. I never wanted to live in a city; I’m still holding out for my someday house on several acres of land with thousands of stars shining brightly above me each night. But in those few peaceful minutes while riding down highway 74, I realized … More Awaiting Dawn
A few weeks ago, I wrote a post about goal-setting, which led to a full bucket list of future plans. While working toward checking things off of it, I was intrigued by another blog that posts monthly goals. Inspired by lists of all kinds, “Waste Not, Want Not” was quickly born! Classically, the idiom is expressing how if … More Waste Not, Want Not: April
I don’t know what you envisioned your life to be like as you were growing up. Maybe you thought about a certain career you would choose. Maybe you dreamed about the children you would have. Maybe you hoped to follow in your family’s footsteps, or perhaps tried for the exact opposite. I don’t think I ever … More It’s a Shave-Aversary!
I remember how excited I was as we bought our tickets. Sitting in the car, watching the sky curl into itself as the stars began to pop out, just before the massive screen illuminated our faces with a soft flickering glow. To anyone else, it was another night at the drive-in theatre. To me, I was in … More HTWYL: Never Set Goals
It was nearly twenty years ago, in 1997, when John Elway led the Denver Broncos to their first Super Bowl victory. That was the year I decided I didn’t want to follow my father’s footsteps and be another Pittsburgh Steelers fan in No-where-sville, Pennsylvania. My nine year old self was proud to have chosen a … More How the Super Bowl made me Question my Faith
This morning, I was struggling with a devotion I read about the necessity for remembering the “dark stories” about women in the bible. It went on to list merely a few of the countless women who were killed, beaten, raped, and forgotten. We don’t even have a record of most of their names. While I … More Passively Support Human Trafficking
Happy New Year with a new (and ever-changing) video about how we can Displace the Waste in our lives! I’m trying out different things with each new video; please let me know what you think! This is a little longer than I would have liked, but I think you get a better glimpse into my … More DTW 004: Finding New & Reigniting Old Passions