Can all of life boil down to fear? This past summer I went to spend some time in Missouri with my brother’s family. They live near Silver Dollar City, an amusement park of sorts. This year they bought season passes, we took advantage of them on my visit. And you know what, this became a … More Roller Coasters
Sometimes, I get big grand ideas that seem so incredibly improbable. Ideas that I do not ever see a way to execute. These kind of ideas often render me motionless. I simply sit and think about them and never do anything. This is about one of those ideas. At the beginning of this school year … More Painting for Puerto Rico
One night I found myself sucked into a documentary series on Netflix’s titled The Art of Design. The eight part series followed artists in different fields as they discussed how they see the world through their craft. Though many others I know did not, I found it riveting. Glued to the ideas and creativity each … More How Christoph Niemann’s Witty Art Challenges Me
This week I had a blog written and ready to go by Wednesday, which for me seems rare. But as I watched this weekend play out in Charlottesville, it felt empty to post about something other than my reflections on what occurred in America. So instead I penned this for this week. Know that I … More Enough is enough.
This past week my sister had a conference in New York City to which I tagged along. As she worked I explored the city. I found new things to see and eat. But after her conference we had one day together. We both picked something we wanted to do because we know compromise and food … More What I Learned Jet Skiing
As I sit here to write this today, I realize how much I do not want to put any of this on paper. But I also know how important and powerful penning these words to paper will prove. I love control in all of the forms it can manifest itself. But I also love to … More Recognition
As I sit perched in my apartment watching the sun slip away below the horizon, billowing dark clouds overtake the fading light. Tonight, where I live prepares for the first big round of spring storms. Living in tornado alley comes with knowing how to read a radar with the the skills of a meteorologist, … More Storm Season
Tonight I write with a conflicted heart and little idea what to do with it. I spent most of the weekend serving at Young Life’s Clear Water Cove at a weekend camp for Young Lives. Young Lives is a branch of the organization Young Life that serves teen moms and their children. I do … More Young Lives and This Weekend
With a new year comes a clean slate, a fresh start. With that fresh start comes a reset. We reflect on what went well and what we want to improve on as we generate a list of New Year’s resolutions. I will not lie to you, I struggle with setting and maintaining New Year’s … More Adventure Seeker vs. Adventure Maker
I will not lie to you, starting a blog scares me a lot. For me, up until the moment I click share on this post, the act of writing served solely me. Occasionally I share something with a close friend or group of confidants, but the majority of my quest to pen words on paper … More First Blog Post….