I've never really known much about my ancestry other than I'm German, Irish, Bohemian, and Norwegian. Honestly, it's never been something I've thought to investigate more. Lately however, my interest in culture and in family history has really been growing, leading me to ask questions like "Where did my family come from?" "What defines my [...]
This Easter is a sweet one for me. I can't help but feel deep gratitude and joy as I am once again brought back to the empty Cross and tomb. God has been using this Easter season and the circumstances in my own life to remind me that even in the pain, confusion, and brokenness, He is [...]
Leavenworth is such a beautiful place. A small Bavarian village surrounded by mountains, it becomes a hub for winter activities during the season. The buildings, homes, and trees all become fully-adorned in twinkling lights. It's honestly a little taste of Europe within the middle of Washington State. I visited Leavenworth briefly while I was in [...]
Speaking Physical Touch in long-distance relationships involves reminding your partner that you know their language and that it matters to you. Do whatever you can to keep your times together alive and create tangible ties to your partner.
It was late at night. I was in Lyon, France, waiting for my 2am bus to come. I chose to wait inside a nearby station because I felt it would be safer than waiting in the dark, cold lot outside for those hours. However, I quickly learned that I wouldn't find much safety there either. [...]
Hello, sunshines. I've been reflecting a lot on my European adventures lately, specifically on the little things. Like what were some of my favorite restaurants and cafes? What were some delightful pieces of art that I came across? What simple things would bring me back to Europe in a heartbeat? For that reason, I decided [...]
"For Him to relentlessly pursue the mess of a person that I am, for Him to deeply desire to be my friend, for Him to love me through everything? That is huge. That is the Gospel, and that is what I want to spend every day of my life proclaiming to the world. Love and only love."