On the Importance of Community

I was just scrolling through my own Instagram page. Call me lame if you want to, but I love doing that. It’s the highlights from the last few years of my life and it’s just fun to look back on what’s happened. Old adventures, happy memories, sad goodbyes. As I scrolled through the photos I’ve been … Continue reading On the Importance of Community

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I See Jesus in You

The atmosphere changes and people realize that they're about to be encouraged. A slight tension still lingers as they quickly realize they also have to give encouragement. For some reason we all love to be encouraged, but it's hard to give encouragement. We feel too vulnerable in that moment. Awkward, even. We feel like we might get it "wrong" - like encouragement could be a bad thing. So there's a long pause. No one wants to speak up first and yet everyone wants to be the first to get encouraged.

9 Days Alone

As it turns out, alone time can actually be healthy. (Who would have thought?) Especially in the "preventative" sense. Instead of waiting for the crisis, when I end up almost crashing, it was actually way more satisfying to spend at least an hour or so each day alone with my own thoughts and Jesus. No music, no TV, no podcasts, no other sounds. Just the heaters clicking every so often and the sound of my own breathing.