life is beautiful.

I literally have one hour to write this post before our agreed “deadline.” I confess I didn’t wisely steward my evening to prepare me to write this morning. Triggers got the best of me and I spun into ugly habits of old. I wish it was a different story. I want to rewrite last night […]

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project amy

Are you happy with your life right now?I’m not, but I’m making strides to get there.Content I am, but happy adds another layer of challenge for me. Like many of you, I’ve listened to everyone’s voices – except my own.Can we please quiet the voices, and make room for our hearts to speak?What do you […]

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just write.

In the last decade and a half, you have seen me go through many phases of writing. I hate that it’s been so inconsistent. I’ve condemned myself on how I never finish what I set out to do. The fear that I’ll fail yet again is lingering in the air, taunting me. The fear of […]

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wonky mornings

The piano has been my lifeline for decades. This morning I woke up bleary-eyed and convicted of scrolling too long on social media last night amongst other things, y’know. We all know the discipline of praying, journaling, and reading the Word is necessary and good for every part of our being, but there are times […]

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2 more weeks + the single life

I can’t believe I’m two weeks away from moving into my very own home. Oh, it’s a dream for who knows how long, but life circumstances and high living costs hadn’t allow it. As a single lady in her thirties, I’m realizing what a special time this is. The perks of being single is much […]

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oh friendship

Here we are once again. Time after time, season after season, I battle the thoughts that people do not care about me. I thoroughly enjoy sharing my life, yet many times refrain from doing so when I start to wonder, “Do my friends, family, perhaps strangers even care about what I say or do? If […]

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hello self.

I am a 31 year old, and I confess I have a growing, in-the-process sense of self: “the way a person thinks about and views his or her traits, beliefs, and purpose within the world.” Deborah Teasley, Study.com. Who are you? What do you like to do or not like to do? What are you […]

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new mercies

Good morning! Ah, a new morning, a fresh start. Yes, His mercies are new this morning – every morning. But what happens when morning has passed, and we screw up midday? Or in the the evening? Well, I got good news for you. We can still get help in our times of need. We don’t […]

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a #millennial confession

I believe it’s important to do things with excellence in all that we do. Even when it comes to Instagram. This is a more intentional decision I made within the last few weeks. Two ways I’ve been trying to accomplish this is by using the Instagram “grid” and posting one photo a day, which I’ve […]

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first snowfall

Finally. The snow has come! It’s been the mildest of winters, so they say here in Michigan. On Friday, January 17, 2019, the snow starts to stick and I wake up to a winter wonderland. Coming from California, this “mild winter” feels like the “dead of winter.” It doesn’t make sense that it can be […]

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