6 Ways to Energize (other than coffee)

Inspired from a conversation with my sweet mama, I pointed out "she" was consuming way more coffee in this quarantine season than is necessary. I tried encouraging her to drink less before realizing I was calling the kettle black, seeing how I've grown quite dependent on my home pour overs to power through the day. … Continue reading 6 Ways to Energize (other than coffee)

Uplift Women

It's a special Motivation Monday when I get to introduce this lady who's like a sister to me. We wonder amused and amazed at how far God has brought us from freshmen at the private high school we coincidentally attended together! (I say coincidentally because but for the divine intervention of Jesus, she never would … Continue reading Uplift Women

What’s All This Enneagram Hype?

One of the greatest gifts we can give to another is knowledge. In sharing about the Enneagram personality test, I hope to empower your life by the self-actualization this resource can bring! Like any tool, it is not the be all, end all. The greatest danger I've seen (and at times, personally experienced) is making … Continue reading What’s All This Enneagram Hype?

Let’s Meet Him

We have misconstrued Jesus. Do we worship an Eastern Rabbi who knew the Torah backwards and forward, who came to fulfill the Law and Prophecies of the Old Testament (meaning He followed the 613 edicts of the Mosaic law perfectly because He was raised in a culture that poured over them daily), not to abolish … Continue reading Let’s Meet Him

Reflections of Christ

I am on the receiving end of short-term mission trips. Now, I am the host for these energetic teenagers seeing the other side of the world for the first time in a 2-week intensive experience. And wow, what a joy they are!! I’ve heard all the arguments about the danger of short-term mission trips and … Continue reading Reflections of Christ

26 Reflections on Silence

I "checked myself in" for a 3-day private Silent Retreat at a Benedictine Monastery this week. Nestled into the San Bernardino mountains in Southern California, St. Andrew's Abbey is not necessarily a beautiful location. But the prayers and reverence for God that cover the small acreage bring a tangible peace for retreatants. As I clipped … Continue reading 26 Reflections on Silence

Mistaking Happiness for Home

Forgive me this intro that sounds more like a bad start to an infomercial, but I have to ask, have you ever felt unsettled? Discontent? Like some purpose you should be filling isn't being lived out? I'm curious because it's how I've felt lately. Despite the adventures and blessings that surround me, there's still an … Continue reading Mistaking Happiness for Home

telling all: body image

Body image: The subjective picture or mental image of one's own body. With complete transparency, this has been one of the greatest strongholds in my life. It started when I was 8-years old and mistaken for a boy by a server at Perkins, despite wearing a pink and purple floral dress. (Side note, never let your daughter … Continue reading telling all: body image