I haven't written much in the last year. Life seems like it's busier than it used to be, but really I think I'm just getting lazier as days go by. But I miss writing. I miss spilling words onto a page. It therapeutic and it helps me understand what's going on in my own life … Continue reading Good Grief
I'm sitting here, on top of a mountain, and I find myself to be in awe. First off, the fact that I, of my own volition, chose to climb a mountain in my spare time is a big deal. I am known to hate physical activity, but there was something in my soul that just … Continue reading Mountain Top Moment
It has been a long several months. I never anticipated being home to be so hard. But there it is: Home is hard. I've transitioned from a position of full-time ministry to days spent working an entry-level job and running errands. And, even though I have incredible people around me, it has all feels rather … Continue reading Merely a Beginning
Don't get me wrong, I'm excited about it being a new year and all, but I'm so over hearing all the hubbub about resolutions and change and newness. I think it's awesome to look to the beginning of a new year as something that brings hope and the possibility of a better day, but we … Continue reading Is it really a ‘Happy New Year’?
I have become the person I'm meant to be and I know that I wouldn't have been able to do that in any other place than Newcastle, Australia. I've learned so many things about God, others, and myself. Things that I will hold on to forever.
I am from Northern Canada. It doesn't get hot there. I moved to Australia a while ago and it's really hot here. While I love a day in the sunshine to freshen up life, the almost constant heat of summer is not something that I appreciate. I was born a summer baby in a land … Continue reading The Sun Is Killing Me
Today has an odd sense of finality to it, though I still have about ten days left here in Newcastle. I know my time here hasn't quite finished yet, but I know that it soon will. And I want to be prepared for that moment. I don't want to be surprised by the fact that … Continue reading An Ode to an Office