An Empty Glass.

Dear Jesus, It’s so hard to hold on in the darkest of days.  I need to remember to be like Mary Magdalene, waiting at the tomb when all seems lost.  Like Our Lady in Luke 1:45, I must trust that what You have revealed for me is true.  And You have revealed nothing but hope.  […]

5 Important Life Lessons from Junior Year in College

As Dumbledore would say, “Another year–gone.”  Yep, I’ve been back home for about a week now, and suddenly I’m faced with unpacking, the increasingly difficult realization that my friends aren’t a walk across campus away, a normal sleep schedule, and a whole lot of free time to think and reflect. What a year. Junior year was […]

A Love Letter from God ♥

Dearest One, Yes you. You with the hurt underneath that smile. You who have been through so much, experienced so much. You who have laughed, cried, suffered, and sighed. You with the broken heart. You with the self-conscious mind. Shh. Be still. I am here. I love you. I love you no matter what. I’ve […]

The Ten Biggest Blessings (And Blessings In Disguise!) of 2013

2013 was a weird, tough, inspiring year. I’m calling it “The Year of the Unexpected,” because I was constantly hit with surprises that I never in a million years thought would happen. God showers us with blessings (and blessings in disguise) on His time, truly, and always when we seem to be least expecting it. […]

Your Favorite Thing: Share Your Story! :)

Hi everyone! I can’t believe it’s been over a month since I last blogged! I hope you are all doing well. 🙂 So over fall break I went on an amazing and life-changing service trip to Mullens, West Virginia with a group of students from my college. We spent four days building a park with […]

Sending out a little extra love tonight. ♥

So you know how last night I posted about everyone suffering and struggling with something, great or small?  Well tonight that really hit me and became evident.  I had several talks with people this afternoon and evening: a friend who is having surgery for cancer tomorrow, a friend who spent last night with a friend in the hospital […]

Downy After Dusk (thanks Amanda :) ).

Yep, so based on the angsty, film noir sounding title of this blog post, I am indeed doing laundry right now at 11:47pm haha.  Oh, college.  But all that aside, on to today’s topic: what it means to be human in coping with life’s daily struggles!  I’ll probably write about this a lot; it’s again something that […]