Little Things

During my first year of community college, I befriended a girl named A. She was one of those people that was always smiling. Always kind. Always positive, respectful, thoughtful, and affirming. We took our first American Sign Language class together and I enjoyed every time that we were paired for practice. I can still remember […]

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Procrastination: Wind & Clouds

This was written before the onset of a pandemic. To be clear, I do not subscribe to the idea that this time at home should be ridiculously productive—we’re a world in grief and struggling for normalcy. That said, I do still hold the following true. Just please don’t overapply where it was not meant to […]

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Even Amidst a Pandemic: Give Them All

Over the last few days, I’ve felt the progression of a low-grade depression. For me, it looks like growing apathy, diminishing motivation and desire to get out of bed, forgetting to do basic self-care things (like showering, brushing my teeth), and just a persistent…sadness. One that doesn’t go away with a good night’s sleep or […]

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The Faith to Walk in a Desert

Nothing can put me in a mental tailspin quite like being unproductive—specifically when I had a planned list of things to do. I’ve gotten better about the self-condemnation part, but it still makes me feel so off, so annoyed, and craving a new day so I can try again. I absolutely love feeling like I accomplished […]

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The Fear of Silence

““Where does this strange urge come from to reach for NPR the moment we get in our cars? Or always have music on in the background? Or flip on the TV while we’re cooking dinner? Or listen to podcasts during our workouts?”

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Devotional Thoughts

The past three months have been busy, and the past two weeks (somehow) even busier. Two weddings, moving to a different continent, transitioning into being a wife… Amidst this, I’ve been unlearning the idea that an (required) hour a day (in Bible study, prayer) keeps the devil away. That is, I either have a set […]

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The Dangerous Hypothetical

I wonder what it was like to be a hand-selected part of the twelve.  No, not that twelve. The twelve before them: the spies sent to the Promised Land.  I think I would’ve been excited. I mean this is it: the end of the whole journey, the promise that parents lull their children to sleep with, […]

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