It was all yellow

My vacation was amazing. If I look back at why, I think it was really less about the sightseeing and adventures and it was more about intention. The intention to be present. The intention to be grateful for time with my family. The intention to breathe and slow down. I cannot begin to explain my…

A girl in a coffee shop

I’m sitting in a coffee shop in Helsinki. Next to a girl who just had her dinner and is planning the rest of her week. There are no shortages of coffee shops here. Apparently, an average Helsinki-an consumes 14 kg of coffee, annually. That’s according to Cordelia, our tour guide last night. I needed time…

“2017 needs to die”

It’s been over a year since I last blogged. I tried blogging last July after I turned 32. I never finished it. I started 2017 praying for brokenness. Because as that sweet naive 31 year old version of me said, “I want more opportunities to lean in on the Lord and depend on his grace…

Martha: Living in a noisy world

The never ending chore of laundry is my least favorite. There’s no end to it. Once you put up all of your clothes, you IMMEDIATELY start a dirty pile that very same day. Because I have been living in a crazy world where stillness was not an option (in my head at least), I lived…

The Invisible Line (in counseling)

One of the biggest privileges I have is sitting across the couch and hearing someone reveal their heart. How it loves. How it hurts. How it scars. How it burns. How it shows passion. How it shows rage. How it shows affection. How it breaks. I met with her last week. A woman who has seen…

Kenya 2016

After over a month, of coming back stateside, I finally have been able to process the wonders that God has done in Kenya! The itinerary was set. Bags were packed. We were ready to go. This was my wonderful team: We hashtagged ourselves as #kenyakrew. I really love how the Lord knit us all together….

a heart of adoration

Life is going at an exponential speed. I was writing out the rent check a few days ago and I realized it was AUGUST! How did that happen??? I’m trying to reframe my life mid year. More lists. More goals. BUT, something really exciting is happening!!! Something I never could have anticipated or planned. A few…

thirty

I sit here in awe at how fast time goes. I remember writing a post, wrapping up the amazing decade that was my twenties.And now, 31 is tomorrow. Technically, today in the Philippines. I write, not because I’m good at writing. I write because I forget. Memory is a tricky thing. A few weeks ago,…

Kenya, Bullet Journals, and Jen Hatmaker

Blogging is so full time. I am grateful that my blog is so forgiving with my negligent attitude. My bad. You know I love you. I have had 5 ideas that I needed to blog on, but didn’t. I am now a Bullet Journaler (y’all, it is life giving! A to do list, planner, and journal all in…

The Colorful Life: Week 4

The first quarter of the year is done. It went by so fast. I remember thinking, “Didn’t I just see the ‘It’s gonna be MAY’ memes, yesterday?” Turns out it was last year. That Ferris Beuller quote could not be more true. “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around for awhile, you…

The Colorful Life: Week 3

Today, there was a huge flood in Houston. By God’s grace and HIS alone, our house, which is located five blocks away from the bayou, was not affected. I got nervous when the water crept up past the sidewalk. But we prayed for God to hold back the rain, and he did. And slowly but surely, we…

The Colorful Life – Week 2

1/4 of the year has come and gone. And life has kept on going. But here is the second week of The Colorful Life.