Love Is Brave

“You don’t really know who you are until you stop being who you aren’t.” – La Funk Just when I thought I had learned something about vulnerability I was challenged to, yup, be more vulnerable. This time it was different, the challenge came not in the form of sharing feelings, but taking risks. “I’m good […]

Love Does Not Consume Us

As I sat across from her I was bursting with love and gratitude. The weekend was winding down as she leaned in, looked me in the eyes and proceeded to share, “I see a change in you. You no longer need to control the narrative. You are just letting things flow and being easy…”    […]

Love Has Boundaries

“Figure out what you want and learn how to ask for it.”  I have heard this message a lot lately and honestly, it really scared me. It scared me to think about articulating what I want, on small and large scale. I’ve been scared to ask for what I want and I’ve lied to myself […]

Love Processes Forgiveness

I started to write her a letter. It was supposed to convey my forgiveness. It was supposed to help me let go of the past. I was struggling to find the words. I wanted to forgive. Heck, I thought I had. I had made the decision to forgive, but I have been learning that I […]

Compassion, Being Fully Known

“To be loved but not known is comforting, but superficial. To be known and not loved is our greatest fear. But to be fully known and truly loved is, well, a lot like being loved by God. It is what we need more than anything. It liberates us from the pretense, humbles us out of […]

Love Gets Angry

The heat rose to my face and the pain started to permeate my entire stomach up to my throat. I couldn’t breathe. My entire body felt hot and numb at the same time. “How could he?” I thought. “How could someone I loved, that loved me, inflict such devastating pain and not be aware of […]

Love Doesn’t Rush

Love doesn’t rush. God has been teaching me to slow down lately. If you have ever met me you know how absolutely excruciating that is, but it’s necessary.  This lesson was a long time coming. When God’s will doesn’t match my expectations, I can choose to challenge or trust His plans for me. I have […]