5k + faith

In honor of my first ever 5K (Truman State University Homecoming!) I am going to share 5 lessons about faith that I learned while I was training and participating. 1. God compares you to your past self. I walked the majority of the race, and I boldly came in 100th place out of 101 runners.…

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empty + broken

This morning I took a look at how my handlettering skills have changed in the last two years since I started learning. The 2018 one is just . . . laughably better. But not by practice alone. I have learned new skills, purchased workbooks, researched, learned, listened, watched, taught myself Adobe products–I’ve worked very hard…

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work in progress

Shame is a feeling I’m familiar with. As a kid, whenever I got caught doing something I wasn’t supposed to, my cheeks would burn red with the fire of a thousand humiliations and hot tears would flow from the corners of my eyes. I hated to mess up. As a result, I am now a…

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time + discipline

Last night at Mass, we heard the second of a three-week series of readings on the Eucharist. Last week was the Eucharist as food for the journey (shout out to Elijah who was like, “I’m hungry and tired, Lord. #notgoing”). This week was the Eucharist as what our celebrant called “the antidote to death.” Fr.…

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burn the ships

This is a story about a prayer God didn’t answer. Spoiler alert: there’s no twist where I realize the answer was there all along. Or that God had something better in store. (I mean, He does, but I don’t know what it is yet so the story isn’t over.) After my most recent breakup, I…

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