On Easter, we remember God’s mercy displayed on the cross and His glorious power manifested in Christ’s resurrection. We usually open our Bibles to the Gospels to read the account of our Savior’s painful crucifixion and His victory over death. The grace-filled story of our redemption never ceases to overwhelm me. This Easter season, though, […]

Our Good Shepherd

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Psalm 23:1-3 After a couple of weeks filled with late nights of studying for exams and writing […]


As I (like many others here in South Carolina) welcome  February with the flu, I have had lots of time to reflect on the beginning of 2018. January was a busy month. l experienced rest in the new perspective of unfamiliar places. I spent a lot of time on the roads between Virginia, North Carolina, South […]

So Be It

In the heat of a South Carolina August, I arrived at my new home with too many boxes of clothes and hopeful aspirations for the year ahead. I felt like someone had turned me inside out, jittery from iced coffee, nervousness, and excitement. That night, as I snuggled into a new bed in a new […]

Dear 2018

Dear 2018, I don’t really know what to expect of you. I mean, I guess we never do with a new year, but I am especially unsure about you. 2017 was a big year for me. It was the year I had counted down to, been excited for, and been a little bit afraid of […]