there’s a beautiful portion of Scripture that never fails to leave me just a little bit breathless & a lotta bit refreshed. it never fails to ground my soul deeper into the sweetest Foundation and put my heart to flight. seriously you guys. this is one conversation I am PUMPED to have with you, fam!

check this out from Mark chapter 5…

there came from the ruler’s house some who said, “Your daughter is dead. Why trouble the Teacher any further?” But overhearing what they said, Jesus said to the ruler of the synagogue, “Do not fear, only believe.” …and Jesus saw a commotion, people weeping and wailing loudly. And when he had entered, he said to them, “Why are you making a commotion and weeping? The child is not dead but sleeping.” And they laughed at him. But he put them all outside and took the child’s father and mother and those who were with him and went in where
the child was. Taking her by the hand he said to her, “Talitha cumi,” which means, “Little girl, I say to you, arise.” And immediately the girl got up and began walking, and they were immediately overcome with amazement.

okay. lots, lots, lots to unpack here. (major understatement, amiright?) 😉 let’s tackle this.

we’re walking into a family in crisis here. there’s a little girl who is dying, and her family is terrified.




ever been there in the total chaos of the soul? ever been there in the dying or the deadness of your spirit? Continue reading “LITTLE GIRL, ARISE”


if you’ve grown up in church your whole life like I have, then this title probably sounds like sacrilege.

if you’ve struggled with any type of body-shaming or negative self-talk, then this title probably sounds like a too-good-to-be-true dream.

if you’ve battled anxiety or depression or another mental illness, then this title probably sounds like a downright lie.

the point is- no matter who we are or where we come from, if we’re used to the depth of our brokenness, the belief that we’re good is not one that we can swallow easily. it’s not something we’re used to accepting. it’s not an easy thing to wrap our arms and our hearts around.

and this simple statement doesn’t feel so simple.


but regardless of our difficulty to accept or believe it… it’s true.

you were made good. I was made good. it’s in the way your spirit and body were knit together. it’s in the very basics of the blueprint of your image-bearing, namaste-breathing self (more on what image-bearing is all about here). it’s woven into every piece of your soul and spoken over the very beginning of you true self.

you’re good. Continue reading ““YOU’RE GOOD” // A WORD ON WEDNESDAY”


Today J and I are running around all of Kitsap county seeing new things, drinking coffee, and scarfing down yummy subs. It’s, well, awesome. I love days with my guy that let us just unwind and sink into each other a little more.

And I was thinking about a mantra for the day and couldn’t shake the theme of adventure, of stepping out into newness, or taking a risk.

MONDAY MANTRA: step into the new space

Each moment of every day is a chance to step into new space, to walk forward into the goodness and blessing waiting for us as creatures of our Creator, to claim new ground and take new territory- or simply begin explore it.

the exploring is just as brave as the conquering.

So let’s step forward friends… Into whatever it is that’s waiting for us!

untidy grace // a new blog era

hello dearies. 🙂

I literally have not eaten a thing today.

wanna know why?

I’ve been working like a CRAZY PERSON on this BLOG and on the brand new SHOP! eeeeee!

the time has finally come! the great unveiling of a new era in the life of this dear old blog.

I took some time to think, and I decided the blog needed more than a little shop.
more than an update.
it needed a new life breathed in.

and so here we are.
untidy grace? you ask.


the untidiest of all. 🙂 life is oh so messy. (mine especially, no?)
I need a messy grace to match it.

in the past, I would have cropped this photograph… cut out the clutter, cleaned up the edges.
no more! we are untidy! grace is, too!! Continue reading “untidy grace // a new blog era”