Refining

Beside my bed rests a small, white-painted wooden block wrapped with twine—straight from Waco, Texas. The twine holds a postcard sized print with an artistically printed Bible verse. I’ve looked at the verse every morning all semester, but I honestly never gave it much thought. Then I was standing in worship at church a couple […]

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 […]

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 […]