tall americano.

My favorite coffee-also two adjectives that describe me.

This blog was originally titled “love with abandon.” What is love with abandon?

I saw it on a bracelet one time, and it just kind of stuck with me. We put ourselves in this box. And to truly unashamedly live out the gospel we must first completely abandon ourselves, and abandon our view of our own strength. To realize the power of Christ we must first realize our weakness and where we’ve come from. Daily.

To live is Christ, to die is gain.

Originally this blog was to chronicle (for my loved ones) my summer in Uganda between my Sophomore & Junior year of college. Which was spent doing pretty normal things: cooking, cleaning, getting band aids, sharpening pencils, folding laundry, stacking books and eating mangos. I returned to the states in Fall 2012 to finish nursing school after transferring from Auburn University in Alabama to Belmont University in Nashville, TN.

That same semester, just weeks after coming home, my mom was diagnosed with Stage 4 primary brain cancer, Glioblastoma Multiforme, google it…it’s actually horrific. This journey has been anything but easy, but it has revealed much more of Christ to me. I hope and pray by sharing some of my story and vulnerability that you may be encouraged to be real, to never stop seeking Jesus, and to find joy in the everyday and the challenges.

“We rejoice in the hope of the glory of God. Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who he has given us.” Romans 5:2-5

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