Writings from the Heart

23 and On…

23 was a roller coaster of a year, but God is so good and He is so faithful. Today I say goodbye, and tomorrow I say hello to 24. Here are 23 things I learned from my twenty-third year. Jesus is everything. My goodness is nothing apart from God. Forgiveness and restoration is possible and so… Continue reading 23 and On…

Writings from the Heart

Forever

For a special person that life did wrong, but still he hangs on. He is ever-kind and ever-caring. All heart and never failing. His eyes are sad, but he’s still smiling. He is ever-grateful and ever-faithful. A piece of wonder, never shameful. His love is big, but the past painful. He is ever-a part and… Continue reading Forever

Writings from the Heart

The Surprise Party

Last week I threw my best friend a surprise party and it was a total success. I was so overwhelmed and heart-warmed with the way people stepped up to help make it a success. I was crying in the kitchen while I was cleaning up because of how well it went. That might sound strange… Continue reading The Surprise Party

Writings from the Heart

Tears

I’ve been holding in this cry and now I feel nauseous. It has to come out one way or another. I just don’t want to cry anymore. My tears at this point are redundant. They’re echos of the same pain, springing up from the same well. My heart is so heavy. All the time. Like… Continue reading Tears

Writings from the Heart

Hunting and the Lifestyle

The first time I walked for miles and miles through the mountains in silence was the first time I knew God outside of religion. I looked around at every plant and tree. I observed every little and big critter that I came across. I couldn't believe that the God who created the forest I was… Continue reading Hunting and the Lifestyle

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Mascara Stains

She has mascara stains on her pillow. Every day she runs into her room and hides her face in the pillow. She cries all the time and she hopes the pillow muffles the sound of her sobs. She doesn’t remember ever crying this much, but one day she found herself sitting on the floor on… Continue reading Mascara Stains

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To the Girl Who is Choosing to Wait

Beautiful Girl, I can write only about waiting because that is what I know. I am the girl, now woman, who hasn't and will not until she is married. So if you want to wait, you've come to the right place. I made the decision to wait when I was sixteen, but I was naive.… Continue reading To the Girl Who is Choosing to Wait

Writings from the Heart

Prayer

I close my eyes and open my heart. My knees bowed and my spirit lifted. The duty of an intercessor, I begin to speak. Thankful, I praise. Grateful, I worship. In my room and on my floor, But part of something more. “My Father in heaven,” But with me and in me. How can it… Continue reading Prayer

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Keep On Going

I wrapped up my second year as a head cheer coach about a month ago. Last year, I ended the season thinking my next season would be so great, because I'd have different rules and more experience. Boy, was I wrong. It was a long, very stressful and frustrating season. I dealt with injuries, attitude,… Continue reading Keep On Going

Writings from the Heart

Release

My soul is crushed. My heart is heavy. I don’t think there are any more tears left to cry, but still they flow. I want to be free. I need these burdens lifted. I just want to breathe. But I’d rather sit with my mouth shut. I’d rather wallow in the hurt. I choose to… Continue reading Release