Because of you, I am

Because of you I love wildflowers. For what else can grow So indignantly And undeniably Beautiful In the face of everything And everyone That didn't want it to? Because of you I know a woman Can be as strong as she is soft. Because of you I’ve learned To be beautiful Is to be kind.... Continue Reading →


Am I Living or Am I Alive?

The other day, I was looking through my laptop to find a picture for my dad's birthday. Scrolling through several years of pictures, I came across this one. I paused and examined it closely. I smiled as I remembered that day. I remembered feeling so... free? I didn't care about my frizzy hair or the... Continue Reading →

I Am The Weakest

This past fall, my family and I made an impromptu trip to NYC. We were vacationing on the sandy beaches of Virginia. On a whim, my sister expressed her desire to see “The Big Apple.” My parents asked us if we would like to leave a few days early to visit NYC. We excitedly agreed!... Continue Reading →

11 Things I Learned in 2017

I'm a few weeks late on this whole New Year's post thing, but coming into this new season, I am reminded of all I learned this past year. I hope this list blesses you! 11 Things I Learned in 2017 Do better today than you did yesterday. I have this horrible condition called perfectionism. The... Continue Reading →

The Dream Giver

Lately, I've been trying to challenge myself with writing. I try to write or edit everyday so that I can make it a daily habit. After all, practice makes perfect. Or at least in my case, a little bit better. Another challenge is to make public the pieces that I know aren't perfect. I struggle... Continue Reading →

I Am a Pathological Liar

I am a pathological liar.        Every day, sometimes several times a day, I lie. I look into your eyes and, with a natural smile, create a sort of fiction. The reason: I know it’s what you want to hear. So to avoid bogging you down with the full weight of my truth,... Continue Reading →

Swing Sets

     My favorite form of writing is poetry and April happens to be the National Month of Poetry. Therefore, I've decided to post my first poem on this blog. This particular poem was written at 4am one night when I couldn't fall asleep. I've always been enchanted by swing sets for reasons I've never understood.... Continue Reading →

The God of Greater

        Every Christian, at one point or another, has had to “sacrifice” something to God. This “sacrifice” could entail the surrender of finance, a job, a relationship, a friendship, or any other life decision. We have had to “give up” something as a result of the Lord asking us to head our lives in a... Continue Reading →

I Am Becoming

I am a lifelong antithesis. An·tith·e·sis: anˈtiTHəsəs/ noun A person or thing that is the direct opposite of someone or something else. Direct contrast; opposition.      An antithesis is a rhetorical device in which two opposite ideas are put together in a sentence to achieve a contrasting effect. One of the greatest examples of the... Continue Reading →

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