• The Promise of His Presence
    inspiration,  Jesus,  life

    The Promise of His Presence

    Why is it that you can seem to have everything, and yet feel so empty and alone? This world promises us happiness and fulfillment in so many ways: money, relationships, jobs, new experiences–the list goes on. The Hollow Promise  But what happens when that’s not enough? What about that hollow feeling? The one tugging at you, making you work until your knuckles bleed, so you can forget that it’s there. The hollowness that leaks out as tears as you lie awake in bed at night. The hollow feeling that makes people cut, starve, and lash out at others? This post isn’t pretty, but it’s real and raw. Because I’ve been…

  • When It Feels Like Your Life Has No Direction
    life,  purpose

    When It Feels Like Your Life Has No Direction

    I remember sitting in the library of my local community college. I was trying to figure out what career I wanted to pursue, and how to go about life while facing a chronic illness. Any young adult can relate to the pressures of this world. It’s like as soon as you turn 18, you need to have everything all figured out. College majors, jobs, dating, and relationships. There’s just so much to figure out, and sometimes it feels like you’re the only one without a clue of what to do–the only one without direction. When you feel like your life has no direction, this is actually an opportunity for God…

  • What Failure taught me about surrender
    confidence,  Easter

    What Failure Taught Me About Surrender

    Ever have one of those days when your thoughts seem to be haunting you? Lately, those days have been frequent for me. I feel as though God has been working on me about confidence and my identity in Christ, but my own mind likes to self-sabotage. Life is changing rapidly for me, as I am finishing college and will be getting a real “adult” job. The class and internship work is piling up, and now I know what my friends meant by the term senioritis. All of this is a recipe for stress and opportunity, and that also means failure. And I hate failing. I really hate failing. As a…

  • NEDA Week and the Call of the Gospel
    anorexia,  eating disorder,  the Gospel

    NEDA Week and the Call of the Gospel

    For those of you who don’t know, February 26-March 4 is NEDA week. NEDA week is about raising awareness for different types of eating disorders and encouraging recovery. It’s about ending the stigma and shame associated with this branch of mental illness. It’s about saving the lives of women and young girls, who die physically and spiritually from this disease every year. NEDA Meets Jesus If you’ve been following my blog for a while, then you may know that I have struggled with an eating disorder. Mine was not the type that anyone noticed. I did not stop eating or puke, and I have always been naturally thin. However, due…

  • What 2017 Taught Me About Hope
    anxiety,  New Year's

    What 2017 Taught Me About Hope

    This blog post is co-authored by my boyfriend, Owen Wolf. (SUBSCRIBE BY EMAIL so you never miss a post!) A Year of Hope 2017 is coming to an end. Another year filled to the brim with memories that are already fading away as 2018 looms ahead with unwritten adventures. This year has been a crazy one for me. I was heavily involved in my church and finished my last year at community college. Eventually, I decided to take a break from being a youth leader as I started my senior year of college. Not only that, but I’m also in a relationship (as you can clearly see)! One theme of 2017…