lovely

this one’s for the women, i think.

see, i’ve felt this stirring in my soul for weeks now. it’s truth, but it’s a hard truth, one that’s easy to forget, easy to let slip away. still, it will not let me go–that’s the thing about truth. it won’t allow itself to be ignored.

and so i keep circling around it, keep coming back to the same thing, the same message. truth must be told, Read the rest

the light

earlier this morning, i was finishing up the monthly newsletter that i send out to all of my supporters and those interested in learning more about my ministry. (ps: if you want to be signed up for regular updates, holla, and i’ll put you on the list!) in it, i was sharing recent updates i’ve received from Liberia, both good and bad. i wrote about Lamie and Gifty, and shared about a … Read the rest

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the morning sun
streams through the leafy green of the plum tree
and, as if on cue,
the birds of its branches sing out
their cheerful chorus.

and i’m reminded
that you’re truly in all things—
and that Light always brings joy. … Read the rest

you are beautiful

(This is my post that was published on a friend’s blog today. Check out sincerelyrachelchristine.com if you get a chance; there’s some really good stuff on there!)

I am 28 years old, and this year was the first in my entire life that someone called me beautiful.

When I heard those words, I literally wept. Those words were like water for my thirsty soul. For as far back as I can remember, classmates and culture … Read the rest

‎”Listen to me. Please. You are beautiful, just how God made you. If nothing else, please understand that. Cling to it. Cling to the truth that God made you well.” (via The Good Women Project )

so thankful to be part of a community of women dedicated to truth, love, beauty—and the Jesus who makes all those things possible. ♥… Read the rest

au milieu de l’hiver, j’ai découvert en moi un invincible été.

“in the depths of winter, i discovered there was in me an invincible summer.”

(Albert Camus)


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don’t be afraid of the broken pieces; just bring them to the Artist.… Read the rest