O Come, Emmanuel | The Breathtaking Hope of Advent

O come, O come, Emmanuel, and ransom captive Israel. Advent is about waiting. It’s the weeks leading up to Christmas, when we remember Israel’s longing for the Messiah, the thousands of years before He came. We remember the prophecies, the wondering when the Savior would appear. We remember the darkness …

Welcome to the New Site!

Hello! I’m so excited to share this new website with you. Feel free to look around and let me know what you think! Seriously, I’d appreciate the feedback. If you’re a subscriber from my other site and you want to keep getting posts in your email (instead of just the …

October Around the Web

Yet again, I am back with a grouping of various materials from around the internet! This month was crazy, between major life decisions and a little bit of travelling and a lot of studying (and coffee. lots of that too). My mom and I went up to Virginia for a …

The Beauty of Intentional Friendships

Something I’ve been discovering lately is how much I need intentionality in my friendships. Up until pretty recently, there were friends I saw three or four times a week without even trying. I had church twice a week, plus one or two co-ops, and there was a lot of overlap …

Newness of Heart

I was pretty familiar with Colossians 3 before I started studying it last weekend. Colossians 3:1-4 (“set your mind on the things above…”) has always been a favorite passage. Our youth group has gone through the book twice that I remember. The focus of the chapter is “put off/put on” – we’ve …

Go Outside Your House

I hate running. I know some people find it enjoyable and fun, and I respect them highly because I honestly can’t comprehend that. For me, running is a combination of pain and boredom. Biking, on the other hand, I can do. I’ve been riding a bike since I was maybe …

September Article Roundup

It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these. Here are a few of my favorite articles and posts from around the internet this month (and last month too, for that matter). Enjoy! God Made You a Writer: An Invitation to Every Christian | This was a really good …

What Do We Thank God For?

Family. Friends. Provision. Studying. Good music. Iced lattes and hot tea. Dark chocolate. Safety from hurricanes. Late afternoon sun on floodwater.  There are so many little blessings every day that we never stop and thank God for. Sometimes the abundance of His undeserved kindness seems overwhelming. But the things I …