A Variety of Friendships

Over the years of dealing with various struggles in my life, I have been blessed by so many different friends. None of these friendships have been quite the same, nor have I benefited from all of them in the same manner. Some of my friends have been in situations that have differed greatly from one […]

All the Times We’ve Survived

Head down, chest tight, breathing just not happening, mind racing… Sometimes we can get so consumed in the struggle to survive. When we are actually trying to live this life (as opposed to giving up on it) amidst whatever difficulties it might present, we can end up feeling defeated before we even start the day. […]

The Beauty of Friendship

My brother had to go to the hospital this past week (he’s going to be fine now, for which I’m very thankful). My family and I rallied around my brother and around one another, as my brother had to face his unexpected trial. Of course, such an experience is always worrisome and wearying. Yet we […]

A Blessing from Suffering

Perhaps it will sound odd if I admit that it is often in the midst of my greatest trials that I most appreciate the small things in my life. Somehow in the seasons of my greatest suffering I have gleaned immense pleasure from details that I would not have noticed in easier seasons. I remember […]