Fruit + Armor // Eph. 6:11

No matter what season you’re in (good, great, not-so-awesome) there will be good days and challenging days. I’ve had some days recently that have felt a bit… off. During worship at church one Tuesday night, I stood there pondering life — as one does — and thought, “Where did I get off track? How do I get back on track?” … Read More

Peace // Ps. 119:165

“Abundant peace belongs to those who love Your instruction; nothing makes them stumble.” — Ps. 119:165 Have you ever come across a verse that seemed like an absolute gift to you in a certain season? That’s exactly how this verse felt to me. It’s funny how a verse that you’ve read countless times can suddenly jump out and resonate so … Read More

Confidence // Pro. 3:26

“For the LORD will be your confidence and will keep your foot from a snare.” — Pro. 3:26 “He guards the steps of His faithful one… for a man does not prevail by his own strength.” — 1 Sam. 2:9 “You do not need self-confidence; you need God-confidence.” When I first moved to Nashville in 2011, it seemed that everyone … Read More

Pursuing Peace

It’s been a year since my trip to Guatemala with Mission Discovery. As I reflect on my time there and the fall of 2017, I’m struck by how we sometimes learn things through the process of sharing about where we’re at, and those lessons we learn “in process” are sometimes the most meaningful, memorable, and frequently reshared. Fall of 2017 … Read More

Redefining Failure

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about creativity, failure, and moving forward. God has led me to reshape the way of think of and respond to a failed idea. Here’s why: I had big ideas for summer. I wanted to paint a 12-piece collection full of vibrant, summer colors and build on textures and patterns from my recently finished spring … Read More

Update on Our Friend Lorenzo

Wes and I were absolutely thrilled to get to see Lorenzo at Jamaica Christian School for the Deaf today with Mission Discovery! We met Lorenzo in March and fell in love 💙 He recently had the first of three procedures to correct a condition he has called Hirschsprung’s Disease. He’s doing so, so well! He’s gotten healthier and learned a … Read More

Jamaica Missions Trip

Here’s a recap of Jamaica Week 2 with @misdistrips. Each night, @wespickering and I led worship for our evening meetings but during the day: 1. We led VBS at the Eden Basic School. This was really fun because I got to work with all the same little kids I did VBS with when I was there in March. 2. We did more construction … Read More