Use Up Your Life

Use Up Your Life

For my wedding, I was given a set of beautiful flour sack towels. I couldn’t bear the thought of getting them dirty so I put them in the bottom of a drawer. Sometimes I’d see them in passing and touch the beautiful pattern, but I never took them out. I...
God Will Give You More Than You Can Handle

God Will Give You More Than You Can Handle

There’s this rumor that God won’t give us more than we can handle. We use the line as a comfort when our friends encounter hard times. We console ourselves with it when life becomes overwhelming. But the scary thing about this rumor is that it’s...
The Day I Scheduled God Out of My Life

The Day I Scheduled God Out of My Life

In my early twenties, I had roughly the same morning routine: I rose between 5 and 5:30 AM, went to the gym, showered, dressed, put on my makeup, ate breakfast, made coffee, and with the remaining 15-30 minutes before work I’d do my devotions at the kitchen...
What I’d Tell My Daughter On Her Wedding Day

What I’d Tell My Daughter On Her Wedding Day

She’ll be standing there, a flower on her chest, watching me put on my makeup. My bridesmaids will hover and the photographer will click and they will all be helping me, including her. But they only know me now; she knew me before them all. After all, I was her...