Embrace, not Endure

We think, “No, this time I will endure.  Things will be better in the future”.  Indeed, they will.  We think, “No, it can not be so!”  We’ve defeated this demon, dealt with the night and already faced this winter. And yet—  The ice pushes from the earth the stones...

Stepping Out into the Waves

Let nothing disturb you;Let nothing frighten you,All things pass away.God never changes. Since September, I’ve been in a season of transformation and transition.  I decided to apply to a nursing school program I’d had my eyes on for a while, took online courses for...

Meeting God in Discomfort

This past week I was with some friends when one made a very astute observation: ​ "We've lost the ability to sit in discomfort." ​ Think about it. You're hungry? You can order dinner to your door in 20 minutes without even needing to get off the couch, clicking more...

Making Space

It's a feeling. You know it, and I know it. A quickening pulse, frantic glances at the time, and hurried decisions about what stays and what goes. Being over-scheduled, overworked, and overwhelmed has become commonplace in our culture. We rush from one thing...

God’s Will or My Own?

  Never give up. We hear this phrase all the time. Quitting is associated with failure. Weakness. Settling.    But what if the dream you’re trying to achieve isn’t God’s will?    -----   As I raced through the hallways of St. Mary’s College of...

An Imminent Conversion

It was around 11:00 am and I was in the bathroom at work crying. It’s never a place you want your emotions to spill over, but these were happy tears. I had been scrolling through a photo library to find a picture of a friend to wish him happy birthday and saw a video...

Ep. 9 | A Lent Well Spent

Have you listened to our podcast yet? Find it on iTunes, Spotify, Google Podcasts, and anywhere else you listen to podcasts! A full directory can be found here.   Today I'm sitting down with Julie Balla to talk all things faith and work! Julie (@district__jules)...

A Lent Well Spent

I read these words written by Thomas Merton earlier this week, and I can't get them out of my head. And since I'd rather share something beautiful than try and wrestle words of my own to be even half as profound, I'm going to share them here. ​ From No Man is a...

Creative Ideas for Lent 2021

Are you stumped for what to do for Lent this year? Sick of giving up sweets or Instagram for the third year in a row?  Last year I decided to do away with giving something up and instead opted to add something new. I read Blessed is She’s Lenten devotional, began the...

The Blender in the Snowstorm

“Each time of life has its own kind of love.” - Leo Tolstoy, Family Happiness and Other Stories ​ This weekend we celebrate the day of love, a day marked by pink hearts and chocolates and flowers. For many, it's a beautiful reminder of the love in their lives. For...
Embrace, not Endure

Embrace, not Endure

We think, “No, this time I will endure.  Things will be better in the future”.  Indeed, they will.  We think, “No, it can not be so!”  We’ve defeated this demon, dealt with the night and already faced this winter. And yet—  The ice pushes from the earth the stones...

Stepping Out into the Waves

Stepping Out into the Waves

Let nothing disturb you;Let nothing frighten you,All things pass away.God never changes. Since September, I’ve been in a season of transformation and transition.  I decided to apply to a nursing school program I’d had my eyes on for a while, took online courses for...

Meeting God in Discomfort

Meeting God in Discomfort

This past week I was with some friends when one made a very astute observation: ​ "We've lost the ability to sit in discomfort." ​ Think about it. You're hungry? You can order dinner to your door in 20 minutes without even needing to get off the couch, clicking more...

Making Space

Making Space

It's a feeling. You know it, and I know it. A quickening pulse, frantic glances at the time, and hurried decisions about what stays and what goes. Being over-scheduled, overworked, and overwhelmed has become commonplace in our culture. We rush from one thing...

God’s Will or My Own?

God’s Will or My Own?

  Never give up. We hear this phrase all the time. Quitting is associated with failure. Weakness. Settling.    But what if the dream you’re trying to achieve isn’t God’s will?    -----   As I raced through the hallways of St. Mary’s College of...

An Imminent Conversion

An Imminent Conversion

It was around 11:00 am and I was in the bathroom at work crying. It’s never a place you want your emotions to spill over, but these were happy tears. I had been scrolling through a photo library to find a picture of a friend to wish him happy birthday and saw a video...

A Lent Well Spent

A Lent Well Spent

I read these words written by Thomas Merton earlier this week, and I can't get them out of my head. And since I'd rather share something beautiful than try and wrestle words of my own to be even half as profound, I'm going to share them here. ​ From No Man is a...

Creative Ideas for Lent 2021

Creative Ideas for Lent 2021

Are you stumped for what to do for Lent this year? Sick of giving up sweets or Instagram for the third year in a row?  Last year I decided to do away with giving something up and instead opted to add something new. I read Blessed is She’s Lenten devotional, began the...

The Blender in the Snowstorm

The Blender in the Snowstorm

“Each time of life has its own kind of love.” - Leo Tolstoy, Family Happiness and Other Stories ​ This weekend we celebrate the day of love, a day marked by pink hearts and chocolates and flowers. For many, it's a beautiful reminder of the love in their lives. For...

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    Stepping Out into the Waves

    Stepping Out into the Waves

    Let nothing disturb you;Let nothing frighten you,All things pass away.God never changes. Since September, I’ve been in a season of transformation and transition.  I decided to apply to a nursing school program I’d had my eyes on for a while, took online courses for...

    God’s Will or My Own?

    God’s Will or My Own?

      Never give up. We hear this phrase all the time. Quitting is associated with failure. Weakness. Settling.    But what if the dream you’re trying to achieve isn’t God’s will?    -----   As I raced through the hallways of St. Mary’s College of...

    The Weight of the World

    The Weight of the World

    I still remember the smell of stale chalk on my hands. I recall the feel of dried sweat on my forehead and the ache in my stomach as I began my gymnastics routine. My heart raced as the eyes of my friends and family rested upon me. Before saluting the judges, I always...

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    Stepping Out into the Waves

    Stepping Out into the Waves

    Let nothing disturb you;Let nothing frighten you,All things pass away.God never changes. Since September, I’ve been in a season of transformation and transition.  I decided to apply to a nursing school program I’d had my eyes on for a while, took online courses for...

    Meeting God in Discomfort

    Meeting God in Discomfort

    This past week I was with some friends when one made a very astute observation: ​ "We've lost the ability to sit in discomfort." ​ Think about it. You're hungry? You can order dinner to your door in 20 minutes without even needing to get off the couch, clicking more...

    Making Space

    Making Space

    It's a feeling. You know it, and I know it. A quickening pulse, frantic glances at the time, and hurried decisions about what stays and what goes. Being over-scheduled, overworked, and overwhelmed has become commonplace in our culture. We rush from one thing...

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    When can I stop discerning and start doing?

    When can I stop discerning and start doing?

    "When can I stop discerning and start doing?" Do you ever get stuck in the cycle of discernment, looking for a sign or some roses or a billboard that will tell you which way to go (ps if you want to hear an epic story about that rose⬆️, send me message!)? ⁣⁣⁣⁣If...

    Setting Boundaries at Work

    Setting Boundaries at Work

    Spoiler alert: the only person who has the ability to set and enforce your boundaries is you.   I remember starting a job where I felt like I needed to be ON 24/7. At first, it was exciting. I was always on call, always needed, always in on the action. But after...

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    Meeting God in Discomfort

    Meeting God in Discomfort

    This past week I was with some friends when one made a very astute observation: ​ "We've lost the ability to sit in discomfort." ​ Think about it. You're hungry? You can order dinner to your door in 20 minutes without even needing to get off the couch, clicking more...

    Making Space

    Making Space

    It's a feeling. You know it, and I know it. A quickening pulse, frantic glances at the time, and hurried decisions about what stays and what goes. Being over-scheduled, overworked, and overwhelmed has become commonplace in our culture. We rush from one thing...

    Choosing Greatness

    Choosing Greatness

    The heart of the Christian life is intimacy with Christ on the cross. ​ This past weekend I went on silent retreat, and throughout it all, the words of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI came back again and again: ​ “The world offers you comfort, but you were not made for...

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