back at it, let’s do it

When life gets heavy, burdensome, or just plain drives you crazy, it’s so important to step back. Breathe. Remember. And evaluate.

And we’re just in time for all of those things!…That’s what the month of January is for! Resolutions are in full swing, my gym is waaay overcrowded, and we automatically get that sense of a new, clean slate. I know at the top of my slate, I have it written to spend more time here. A common thread of desire for people all over this world is (in very vanilla terms) to ‘do good’. What do you do?

Singing, painting, leading, researching, supervising, traveling, teaching studying, and serving are a few of the beautiful gifts you may have that come to my mind. I write. And when you’ve decidedly nailed down your gift, it can take you MUCH further than just ‘doing good’. You’re able to provoke, instill, inspire, and let your heart be contagious.

2012, you were adventurous and testing and challenging and I’m glad to say bye-bye to you! But I’m not naive enough to think that flipping the page on the calendar solves problems. Life takes you through a long, winding, never-ending road of seasons. Without dry, desolate still ones, you’ll never dig deep enough to tap into the depths of your soul. Exhibit A: Me, here, writing. Because I love it, and because God loves when I do it.

I am so grateful for new beginnings, mysteries and opportunities. You should be, too!! Look around harder tomorrow, and harder the next, with this little passage on your heart. You’ll be surprised to see all the bright and beautiful avenues God has created for you to enjoy.

See you very soon…


For February

“To send a letter is a good way to go somewhere without moving anything but your heart.”  -Phyllis Theroux

What a deal!

Here it is, plain and simple. I love people. And I love uncovering stories about how different you all are, and finding out about your passions and dreams for your life. It’s kinda how I’m going to make a living. But… in order to uncover these intricate details about someone, the two must have a working relationship. In order to have a working relationship, well, you the two need to be able to trust one another. In order to trust someone, you have to know they care, will build you up and encourage you regardless of current circumstances. So I will start there.

In the midst of taking classes, working in NYC, riding the subways, learning and growing as a person, and everything else on top of that – I’m constantly thinking about the outside world. And how I can lend a hand in encouraging you…

1 Thessalonians 5:11: “Therefore, encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing…”

So for the month of February, I pledge my pen and paper to you. If you would like an NYC postcard, email or note of encouragement:

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