When You Don’t Feel Peaceful

When You Don’t Feel Peaceful

I just had to let you know that I have been feeling God’s peace the most when I choose to trust Him. When I deliberately make the better decision to let it be in God’s hands instead of mine, He wins and I win. When I choose to trust, I… Continue reading “When You Don’t Feel Peaceful”

High School Seniors: Your Plans are Never Too Small

High School Seniors: Your Plans are Never Too Small

To my fellow high school seniors:

Have you felt the pressure yet? The pressure to have it all figured out. The pressure to know where you’re going next year and what you will be doing. I’ve been feeling it lately, and I’ve also felt like my plans are too small. Like I’m not dreaming big enough. Am I choosing the right path? I’m not applying to Ivy League schools (if you are, please know I would be the first to give you a high-five because that is an awesome accomplishment!). To be honest, I am only looking at one school out-of-state, because I feel like staying in-state might end up being best for me. Most of my peers, however, are planning on attending an out-of-state university. Despite what I feel is right, others make me feel that it’s wrong. That maybe I’m wrong for not shooting for the stars. I have felt fear and doubt as my peers are signing with schools and they just seem to know where they are supposed to go, while I don’t.

But do you know what God told me? Continue reading “High School Seniors: Your Plans are Never Too Small”

I’m Different (and Okay With It)

I’m Different (and Okay With It)

Do you ever feel like you are on the outside looking in? Have you ever felt alone when everyone’s laughing at something that you don’t find funny? Do you ever feel out of place, even in places you’ve been to a million times?

Well, you’re not alone. I’ve felt this way since elementary school.

Now, while I’ve felt different for a great majority of my life, I’ve only felt frustrated by it a few times. I can clearly remember the first time in my life that I ever realized that I was different than my peers. I was sitting in Mrs. Richardson’s music class in first grade. She was absent that day, so the substitute teacher put on a children’s musical film. Even though I can’t remember the film exactly, I remember everyone laughing at it around me. My classmates couldn’t get enough of this one-eyed, one-horned, flying purple people eater…they were doubled over, cracking up, and had their eyes glued to the screen. Continue reading “I’m Different (and Okay With It)”

Dealing with change & saying goodbye to my brother

Dealing with change & saying goodbye to my brother

It didn’t seem like a big deal when we talked about it. I mean, yeah, it was exciting that my brother was headed off to college soon, but as far as I could tell, he was still here at home with us. But the little signs of change were starting to become more noticeable. His last day at his job came and went, and that same night, we sat down to a sweet celebratory send-off dinner with our family and his roommate (+ best friend!). Then, it came time for James to pack his whole room up.

And then, he was gone. Continue reading “Dealing with change & saying goodbye to my brother”