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7 Words That Changed My Life

December 11, 2014 | 333 Views

7 Words That Changed My Life

It was Christmas time. I was home for The Holidays–the place I had called home since the day I left my parent’s house. We lived in a cute little house adjacent to the railroad tracks, complete with a white picket fence and a big front porch. The halls were decked with holly, the fresh evergreen...

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Why I Will Never Be Good Enough

December 3, 2014 | 482 Views

Why I Will Never Be Good Enough

I will never be good enough. I won’t. That’s just how it is. I’ve thought this for so long. I’ve given up so many times because of this simple statement. It’s seemed to prove true over and over again in my life. I have been told this over and over again in my life. In fifth grade,...

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Honesty vs. Secrets: The Constant Battle

November 14, 2014 | 432 Views

Honesty vs. Secrets: The Constant Battle

Have you ever considered just how hard it is to share you deepest, darkest secrets on the internet? Out there for the whole world to see? It’s not easy. Especially when those secrets are deeply rooted in shame. Recently, Lacey posted one such blog that shared things she wouldn’t normally broadcast to the world. Her...

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God, Where Were You When I Was Raped?

November 6, 2014 | 3201 Views

God, Where Were You When I Was Raped?

It was my third year of college. I began feeling the weight of time–tired, my exhaustion causing the hard things to flood around, swirl and swish and drown. Even though my heart resisted, the necessity of opening the door to my pain was completely evident. Rest would not come without undone. I could no longer...

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I Am a Love Hypocrite

October 30, 2014 | 620 Views

I Am a Love Hypocrite

Preface: I am a love hypocrite. Have you ever rejected love because of the lies you believe? Or maybe because of the hurt love has caused in the past? Are you thinking of cartons of ice cream, broken promises and Chinese delivery? Or do you think of a person? It could be a boyfriend or girlfriend, but...

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What Our Fears About Ebola Say About Us.

October 23, 2014 | 596 Views

What Our Fears About Ebola Say About Us.

  Ebola is all over the media lately, you can’t turn on the TV or Radio without hearing about it. You can’t even log on to Facebook without it inundating your newsfeed. Everyone has their opinions about Ebola and whether or not we are danger, whether or not we are at risk and in danger....

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An Open Letter to Men Who Purchase Sex.

October 15, 2014 | 652 Views

An Open Letter to Men Who Purchase Sex.

There’s this road in Phuket, Thailand called Bangla home to over 400 bars. It feels like Las Vegas on steroids with dancing girls on every bar. If you were observant you could see trafficked eastern European women in glass cages, drugged and wearing masks, high above the bars. They were for those men willing to...

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Confessions of a Writer Who Doesn’t Write.

October 1, 2014 | 815 Views

Confessions of a Writer Who Doesn’t Write.

Life has been a blur in recent months. With working 40 hours a week to taking 18 hours of school, there hasn’t been much time for anything, really. That mixed with trying to find community, trying to sleep and rest and be… life is chaos. Life is even more chaotic because I haven’t given the...

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How to Be Brave.

June 7, 2014 | 1954 Views

How to Be Brave.

Courage is the word on the tongue of God, almost like he is whispering it in our ears and suddenly we find ourselves emboldened with our hearts pounding and our tongues tied doing something we never thought we could do. I used to think courage had a lot more to do with big physical actions,...

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Confession of a Girl That’s Scared of Intimacy.

I cried myself to sleep last night. Not a cute little “it’s been a rough day” types of cries… but the type where I moaned aloud that I didn’t want the sun to come up… because honestly, I didn’t want to face another day. I cried because I’m lonely. I’m surrounded by a sea of...

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