I say this phrase far too often. Lately I started the Daniel Fast. It’s inspired by the Bible’s Daniel, who resisted eating the king’s food to prove his faith. When friends ask me why I’m partaking it, I usually say, “Well I’m trying to eat healthier and focus on a holistic health and not drink … More “And Also, Jesus.”
Andiamo is an important word for me. While studying abroad in Italy two summers ago, I truly learned how to rest in God’s presence. Thousands of miles from home, with only a handful of friends and my measly Italian, I often sat with God and explored my new city alone. One of our tour guides, … More Andiamo, Let’s Go!
Perfectionism is the bane of my existence. Or one of them. Others include $5 cappuccinos here v. 2 euros ones in Italy, and calculating tips for servers and baristas. I stopped taking math at 18 so it’s been a while. When I was younger, I always feared failing. I was a timid follower, a shy … More Human v. Heroine: On Perfectionism
Is a hard thing to do. I like to think I’m an honest person. I’m an open book on many topics: adoption, mental health, spirituality. It’s not too hard for me to open my mouth to let words flow which bare secrets of my soul and hopes from the heart. It’s much harder for me … More To Be Honest and Kind
When I was in second grade, my parents and I went to England. We visited Nana and Big Daddy, who were living in Middlesborough at the time, as Dr. Charles Van (my Big Daddy) served as an interim pastor for a church there. It was my first experience traveling abroad and instilled this insatiable wanderlust … More Mind the Gap