Showing posts from 2017

Post-Crash, Pre-Development.

I have wrestled and wrestled with both God and myself about what this season of my life is about. "What is the purpose?" I've often asked of Him. He is revealing that to me slowly, day by day.

So, the last few days I experienced what my therapist and I call a "crash." These tend to happen after a particularly busy week or weekend, especially after travel, and sometimes these crashes occur even after a really great day or weekend or week. (I won't go into all the details of this particular crash, but if you want to know how you can specifically be praying for me during difficult days, feel free to text or private message me. I'm mostly an open book!)

At this point in my life, I am currently more self-aware than I have ever, ever been before. That's good. But, I'm distinctly aware of little changes in my mood, emotions, and self-care "pillars" (my pillars include things like taking my medication on time daily, eating healthy and on a reg…

Sacred Space: Switchfoot on a Tuesday night.

I went to one of my sacred spaces last night. To you, it may sound like an ordinary place, or to some even a dumb place. To me though, this place is utterly sacred. Last night I went to a Switchfoot concert. 
Allow me to explain...
I have been a big fan of Switchfoot since about 5th grade when I heard their first major single. I became a huge super-nerd-fan of Switchfoot when I finally saw them live for the first time on my 16th birthday. 
There was no turning back. 
I saw them again live for my 17th and 18th birthdays...actually, I've seen them almost every time they've come to Texas since my 16th birthday. So, I think I've been to between 8-10 of their concerts; I've literally lost track. It's a familiar place, but I've actually only seen them in the same venue twice. I've taken lots of different friends with me to these concerts, and at one time a friend and I were members of their official fan club, which meant we had special passes to meet them before …

Public Private Letters, Part 7: Dear Evan.

Dear Evan,

You're a Soul Friend. It's kind of like a best friend, except you can have many more than just one. You're one of mine.

As I'm writing this, you're sitting across from me at Starbucks, getting started studying. You just finished telling me how stressed you are about a bunch of things. I'm here to tell you I believe in you! I always I have. I believe you can do it. You always do!

It's been such a joy to see you grow up over the last 6 years or so. From a camper on my first hall at camp to an almost-graduate of college, you've come a long way--and so have I (although it often feels like I'm stuck in the same place!). You've been a constant encouragement to me, even when you probably didn't realize it. I loved being your Big in club, but I honestly felt like you encouraged me more often than I encouraged you!

Here's a few memories I have of you and some ways you have impacted me that you may not be aware of, and I'm fairly c…