Sweet Summertime

Sweet Summertime

Summertime is my favorite season. It is busy and hectic and each day brings new mercies and challenges. Summer often provides tough love. I can’t count the number of times I have said “ no, you can’t pour water on yourself,” or “hey guys, listen to your crew leaders,”...
What a Garage Sale Taught Me About Jesus

What a Garage Sale Taught Me About Jesus

The Friday night before the annual garage sale is a night I both look forward to and dread all year long. I dread it because it can be very exhausting to sort and categorize all of the wonderful donations we receive. It makes for the beginning of a very long two days....
Unchecked Boxes and a Changed Life

Unchecked Boxes and a Changed Life

Obedience is hard for me. I’m very rebellious by nature. As a teenager my mom would ask me to clean my room because she didn’t like how messy and disheveled it looked. My response was, “If you don’t like it, don’t go in there. It’s my space, not yours”....
Home

Home

Recently I have been apartment shopping. This will be the first time I live entirely by myself, so I wanted to search for what I really wanted. I have seen over 25 complexes in the last 3 weeks. This last Friday I came across a place that felt like home. I loved the...
Candles & Jesus

Candles & Jesus

When I was 8 or 9 there was a huge storm in Albuquerque, and my parents expected that we would experience a blackout. My mom pulled out our huge box of candlesticks, and I rounded up every candle holder and jar candle I could find. My dad made sure we had lighters and...