A New Trail, A New Chapter

I think I first fully realized the weight of it as my feet pounded the dark earth, the still green leaves bearing the first hints of fall as they danced with the idea of fleeing their branches. This would be the last time I would run the ground of home as I knew it— home […]

Thank You Notes

Today I’m thankful for…   The Beach! I have been on vacation to the beach with my family and my boyfriend. It was a wonderful time of relaxing and spending time together. Vacation is always a great reminder to leave room to let my soul rest and have fun.     Hosea 6:3 “Let us […]


Every time snowflakes start dancing in the winter sky, it takes me back to being five. I still rush to the window and watch the snow make its fleeting home on the earth. With a cup of coffee in hand, the thought keeps coming back– “God made this.”  At that moment, the snowflakes ask a […]

Now and Not Yet

I am excited to celebrate the New Year with glitter, sparkling grape juice, and the people I love. But beyond the party hats and sparkles, I have made it a personal tradition to reflect—through writing and prayer— on the past year and create goals for the year ahead. The past year has been transformative in […]

Quiet Wonder

Psalms 131:1-2 I don’t concern myself with matters too great or too awesome for me to grasp. Instead, I have calmed and quieted myself. A couple of weeks ago my family and I left the Virginia snow behind and headed south. We spent the week vacationing at Hilton Head Island, SC with the sand between […]