Category Archives: Personal

Hope

When I was 16, I wanted to die. I was depressed beyond belief, and I wanted it to be over. When I was 20, I felt like life wasn’t worth living anymore, and I couldn’t see how I could find … Continue reading

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Reflections on Psalm 73

“Whom have I in heaven but You? And there is nothing on earth that I desire besides You. My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.” It’s been a … Continue reading

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love that will not let me go

o lover of my weary soul, i know that i’ve done wrong. i’m hurting, but i’ve caused much pain with all the things i’ve done. i feel so g u i l t y lover of my troubled heart, i’ve … Continue reading

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feel

Recently I’ve been experimenting with a new poetry style, just to shake things up a bit. I’ve been feeling a little strange lately, but I think the fog is lifting a little. I wrote this one this morning, as a … Continue reading

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Fear

I bought pepper spray today. Never, in nearly 21 years, have I felt the need to get any. I’ve never felt like I needed to protect myself. I’ve always been independent, but I’ve always been protected. I’ve always felt safe. … Continue reading

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Joy Comes in the Morning

“It is faith in our good and sovereign God that enables us to wait until the morning. But we must never forget that often the night is long and the weeping uncontrollable.”

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Reflections

2018 is not starting off the way I imagined. Let me explain. This whole school year has been pretty rough for me. My sister and a lot of my friends graduated last year—I still have friends, and some very good … Continue reading

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Renewal

“Oh, there is, in contemplating Christ, a balm for every wound; in musing on the Father, there is a quietus for every grief; and in the influence of the Holy Ghost, there is a balsam for every sore. Would you … Continue reading

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Doubly Blessed

Something pretty cool happened to me today, and I thought I would share the story. Perhaps it will encourage your heart as it encouraged mine and remind you that God is good, even when it doesn’t seem like it. I … Continue reading

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Just As I Am

This is one of my new favorite hymns. Now, I know what you’re thinking. New favorites? That song’s almost 200 years old! I know, I know. But it was only recently that I really listened to the words, and it was … Continue reading

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