Lesson Learned

Because I learned something today. Something big. From someone small. It started on the way home from school. "Someone called me ugly today," she told me from the backseat. "Oh yeah? What happened?" I pretended not to be upset, but inside I was fuming. Thinking of all the things I would say to this person. …

Cardigan

Because I was that girl. Because I can still remember the first time a man put his hands on me. I remember the way it felt. I remember the way it made me feel. And I remember thinking he wouldn't do it again. But I was wrong. Because I was the girl who swore up …

Impossible

Because this morning I woke up with a thousand things on my mind. He wasn't one of them. Completely stressed out. Full of worry. With a to-do list a mile long. And yet, He insisted I come spend some time with Him. ‘The rest of the world can wait,’ He said. I fought His calling …

Here I Am

Because I can still remember all the prayers I thought you forgot. The nights I spent crying. Asking you what I did to deserve any of this. Because I was miserable. I was lonely. And because I felt forgotten. But then here I am. And I am only here because of You. Because you pursued …

Come Holy Spirit, come. Change my heart. Give me a heart that desires the things you do. That loves without borders. Align my heart to yours. Change me into the woman you desire me to be. Lord, help me to seek your will above my own. And cleanse me of anything that breaks your heart. …

Amen

Lord, thank you.  Thank you for this man. This amazing and perfect man. This man I never realized existed.  This man who changed everything.  Lord, thank you.  Thank you for sending me a man who loves You more than he loves himself. A man who knows You. A man who fears You. A man who …

With You

I will not make this tragedy about me.  I will not make it about my beliefs.  I will not make it my platform to take my stance.  Because I think that's the problem.  The sense of self.  This pride and sense of entitlement to be right.  To be heard.  To be sure that everyone knows …

You Can Be

So recently I've been living or trying to live (verdict is still out on that) in a season of contentment.  God has really put it on my heart that despite my best efforts this is where I am supposed to be, doing what I'm supposed to be doing.  I can stop trying to run.  I …

Just the Two of Us

So here we are. Just the two of us, again.  You know, you're setting a pretty impossible bar.  Because even the good ones fall short.  You did that.  You made me realize just how much I deserve. How much I shouldn't settle. And just how much I have settled in the past.  I wish I …