Happy Birthday

Recently my family and I were joking around about family superlatives and what we would each hypothetically be assigned. My sister Morgan was deemed “the sassiest” which makes complete sense if you know her at all and my brother Connor was deemed “quietest” because he seemed to go mute whenever we asked him about his …

Clear

“Well, I guess they’ll have to learn the hard way.” Ever heard that phrase? I have. Lots. And honestly, it became what I expected. Whenever I think I have to learn something I automatically assume Jesus will be harsh in order to teach me. Spoiler alert: He never is. Two years ago after moving out …

Pause

Since I can remember, I’ve constantly felt like I was waiting to be just a little bit older. In fifth grade I longed for the privileges of being in middle school where I wouldn’t have to walk in a line to class, could have a locker and even get a cell phone. But those novelties …

Little Leah

Sometimes I have flashbacks. The flashbacks come at inconvenient and unexpected times and feel like they’re pulling me back into a person I was in college, who I definitely don’t want to be. They’re flashbacks of my darkest memories, my weakest moments and the times when I was both self-destructive and destructive to anyone who …

Even If

As I sat in church in early April, I felt completely hollowed out and like my hands were empty with nothing left to offer. I felt burnt out. I sat in the pew with my shoulders slumped as if they physically felt the weight of my circumstances. At the time I was unemployed, effectively broke …

Pity Party

One dreary day in March, I threw myself a pity party with all the trimmings. It included moping, tears of frustration and discouragement, and even a fight with my Dad over the phone. I felt stuck and the rainy, gloomy weather trapping me inside all day certainly didn’t help the illusion. I had just gotten …