Pretty Pebbles

When I was a little girl, I used to love collecting river rocks. I would often wade out into the frigid waters of the Taylor River, my eyes reflecting the same shimmering light that danced atop the water encompassing my ankles. The ends of my long blonde hair would slowly dip in and out of the water, [...]

Singleness is No Season

As a single 22-year-old who has had only one "official" relationship, I cannot tell you how many times that I have been constantly reassured by both friends and family that this is just my "season of singleness" that I have to get through. Ugh...just hearing the phrase "season of singleness" now, after hearing it so [...]

Have Courage, Dear Heart

You've been praying for weeks, perhaps even months. Nothing. In the mean time, you continue to live life. You wake up and brush your teeth with the same old toothbrush that you have been planning to replace for the past month. You go to work or school and go through the motions. Blink, breathe, repeat. [...]

Who Holds Tomorrow

If you are a friend or family member of mine, you are very well familiar with the fact that I have just recently graduated from college. But, what you may not know, is that I never made up my mind about what I was gonna do after that. My decision to come to OU? It [...]

Big Dog

I never planned on posting the following (originally being a class assignment), but after my dog Lou passed away this morning I feel like I owe it to him: I’m sitting on the big leather recliner in my family’s living room. My mother is reading the latest issue of Better Homes and Gardens, and I [...]

It Is Well

Have you ever felt completely and utterly incompetent, to the point where no matter what you do you never feel wholly satisfied? Do you wake up in the morning, look in the mirror, and see only the things that you don't have? Or how about the things that you have yet to accomplish? Perhaps you [...]

My Testimony

I would like to begin by saying that the following is completely God’s story and not my own. I am merely a vessel that God has formed, repaired, and filled in His perfect timing. I was born with two churchgoing parents here in Oklahoma, yet I was not raised a Christian. My parents had met [...]