Another day passed, I still remembered my rape. It’s been 7 years. It still hurts, it just hurts a little less now. It took me 2 years to tell my family. 3 years to voice the words “taken advantage of”. It took 4 years to even say the word “rape”. Finally around the fifth year, … More I was 17. He was 25.
I had an epiphany today whilst pruning my tomato plants. It’s something I’ve heard before but it suddenly hit me in a deeper way. While I was pruning my tomato plants, I realized one of my plants was beginning to wilt. The more I pruned, I quickly realized my plant wasn’t just wilting, it was … More The Epiphany of My Diseased Tomato Plant
Over the course of my journey to ethical living, I’ve been asked a lot of questions regarding minimalism, environmentalism and Christianity, and how they all work together. Thus, I thought I’d just throw all my thoughts into one blog post to answer those questions from my perspective. First, let’s get some definitions out of the way … More Environmentalism, Minimalism, and Christianity: Can you be a Christian in a “Movement”?
If you would have asked me back in December when Tim and I were going to get married, I would have answered with, “I don’t know but I’m okay with waiting a while.” Meaning waiting indefinitely. I was okay with just putting marriage off. Around Christmas time, I was having a conversation with my parents … More I’ve decided that marriage isn’t for me.
Dec 31, 2013 marks an important day in my life. It was the day I decided that I was tired of living a life of partying and doing what I wanted to bring momentary pleasure, only to bring guilt and shame later. It was the day I decided to fully follow Christ, no matter the … More 3 Years Sober || A piece of my testimony
I just joined a praise team at a church I recently became rooted in. I moved to Austin, Texas at the end of the summer and found a church that I now call my church family. I used to be on the worship team at the last church I was part of, but when I … More In a Hurricane of Anxiety, I found an Anchor.
When I realized that change doesn’t start with my nation, it starts with me. … More When I Realized Change Doesn’t Start With Us, It Starts With ME.
Sometimes waking up is so hard. Practicing these simple habits will help you to wake up easily and have a great morning! … More Practice These Simple Habits To Have A Great Morning
We have all had those mornings when we wake up, it’s raining a little bit, and it’s just the perfect time to sleep all day and do nothing. So on those days, how do we find motivation? … More How to Get Stuff Done (When You Can’t Seem to Find Motivation)