If you are struggling with an eating disorder, this letter might be a helpful piece to share with those you love. Please know that you aren't alone. If your need is urgent, please call the toll-free, confidential NEDA Helpline, Monday-Thursday from 9:00 a.m.- 9:00 p.m. and Friday from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. at 1.800.931.2237. Well … Continue reading Holidays and Eating Disorders: A Message for Loved Ones
10 Things I Learned in 2020
Baking, hiking, and 8 other things I learned during 2020!
3 Things I Learned This Summer
God designed seasons as a natural rhythm of life. They offer us an opportunity to reflect and readjust our lives.
Year 23: How Brokenness Is Bringing Me Closer to God
Growing up, I used to love visiting the COSI Museum in Columbus, Ohio. It was full of creative, kid-friendly exhibits and games, my favorite of which was called "progress." My eyes lit up as I walked through the different decades of the past, spinning rotary telephones and jumping in old-fashioned buggies. And I desperately wished … Continue reading Year 23: How Brokenness Is Bringing Me Closer to God
An Intimate 2019
The most profound level of intimacy we can gain in this life is intimacy with the Father. This intimacy supersedes that of all other relationships; it fills us like nothing and no one can.
What I Wish Someone Had Told Me About The First Year Out of College
For as long as I can remember, I've wanted to have a career that truly makes a difference. That is completely due to the grace of God, but not in the ways I expected. There is a profound blessing in having trials early in life. What I didn't understand at the time, was that those … Continue reading What I Wish Someone Had Told Me About The First Year Out of College
They All Left Him: A Holy Week Reflection
Last week, I got a glimpse into the medical miracle that is the human body... It all started when I thought Indiana was going to bless me with a warm, spring day. Under that assumption, I brought thin running gloves to the track meet I volunteered at. That was my first mistake- especially given the … Continue reading They All Left Him: A Holy Week Reflection
This is 23.
As I crest the third week of my twenty third year, it occurs to me that I have a good amount of wisdom to share with the internet. Twenty-three years worth, actually. But I feel highly unqualified, seeing as 23 currently looks like me, sitting in my bed at 7 p.m., in snowflake pajamas. In … Continue reading This is 23.
A Prayerful 2018
This blog was the lofty dream of a seventeen-year-old girl, a way of recounting gratitude and processing pain. What has emerged is something so much bigger. "A Grateful Life Lived" has both developed and sparked my creative, expressive self. And for that I am so grateful. As you may know, my blog takes on an … Continue reading A Prayerful 2018
My Favorite Adventures of 2017
It's around this time of year that my adventurous heart starts yearning for warmer weather. When you live in the Midwest though, your heart is frozen solid by February, and the most readily-accessible emotion is disdain. So while I continue to grumble about winter, I'll reflect back on my favorite adventures from 2017. Spoiler alert: … Continue reading My Favorite Adventures of 2017