After all that time I finally saw it. Through all the years of pain and failure it turns out that God was with me all along. He was always there, guiding me, while allowing me to feel all the birthing pains of my spiritual formation along the way. And although my path will always be filled with treacherous valleys, the peaks are in high. So I carry on, walking through the flames of life, my heart on fire with love. And I am a pilgrim.

Odd Girl: A Tale of Remission and Revival

“Listen to God with a broken heart. He is not only the doctor who mends it, but also the father who wipes away the tears.” – Criss Jami I’m going on 3 years of full remission for bipolar disorder and being completely off psychiatric medication. At a recent, and these days rare, visit to my psychiatrist, after a good update on my life and mental health status, he called me … Read More

Making a House a Home

This is a shout out of love to all the homemakers out there. Cheers to us all, because we all know that this is one heck of a difficult job, but our presence in the lives of our people, whether acknowledged or not, is priceless. ♥ It’s been a long and fully packed seven days moving my family this past week and we’re finally settling into our new home. Through the moving process I’ve … Read More

For You Are Salt and Light

“Let my eyes see Your kingdom, shine all around. Let my heart overflow, with passion for Your name. Let my life be a song, revealing who You are. For you are salt and light.” – Lauren Daigle These lyrics. They so perfectly capture the thoughts that flood my consciousness. I’ve had this song on repeat for the past few days and I haven’t been able to keep back the near constant tears … Read More

Choosing Hope in Hopeless Times

“Stitch in your knitted brow, and you don’t know how you’re gonna get it out. Crushed under heavy chest, trying to catch your breath, but it always beats you by a step, all right now. Making the best of it, playing the hand you get. You’re not alone in this. There’s hope for the hopeless. Cold in a summer breeze, yeah, you’re shivering. On your bended knee, still, when you’re heart is sore and the … Read More

31 Days: An Experiment in Biblical Womanhood

A person’s walk with God is such an incredibly unique and intimate journey. No two paths are ever identicle and that is nothing to be ashamed of. It’s a wonderful gift we have been given, our individuality. Over the past 30 years, there have been some pieces of my identity that have remained in my heart even during the years I spent running from God. One of which is my personal inclination towards a traditional … Read More

Joy Comes with the Morning

Another headline, another shooting, so many more lives lost to hatred and fear. How do we even respond when this reality has become so common and seemingly normal in our lives? It has no doubt been an emotional weekend for many of us. As we face yet another horrendous gun massacre, grief, anger, and fear may wash over us this week as more details surface and we consider, once again, the … Read More

Catalysts of Faith

“I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.” – Galatians 2:20 One’s spiritual life can sure feel like a hurricane at times. Throughout my thirty plus years of life, I’ve been changed in countless … Read More

The Beauty of Pause

Yesterday was my second year celebrating Mother’s Day as a mom myself and it was such a wonderful and much needed fun day with my family. And as per usual, the wild synchronicity was all around reassuring me again and again of the right path that I’m on. One of the biggest things that I was hit with yesterday was a reminder of the importance of rest and healing. “I … Read More

By Way of Devotion: Walking the Path of Bhakti

When I first started my rather steep climb of spiritual awakening in 2013, one of the biggest tools of my transformation was music. I went from being clueless, angry, and miserable about life to an entirely new way of thinking, feeling, and understanding the world around me. The first song that jump started my heart was Gobinday Mukunday, a song in sanskrit that translates as follows: Gobinday Mukunday Udaaray Apaaray Hariang Kariang Nirnamay Akamay Sustainer, Liberator, … Read More

Transcendent Love

“A succesful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.” – Mignon McLaughlin My world turned completely upside down the day you found me my beloved. I didn’t know it at the time, but in the coming months, everything I believed and clung to out of fear would melt away into a beautiful chaotic mess of transcendent love. Looking back at these past few years with you, through all … Read More

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