Not Just Where the Wind Blows

This Artist's Life | Not Just Where the Wind Blows

My two weeks with family on the East Coast which started in Pennsylvania and ended up in The Outer Banks of North Carolina came to a close yesterday. If you don’t know, I have 12 siblings, 4 siblings in law, and 2 nephews and 1 niece. My family is scattered about between Pennsylvania, Northern Virginia […]

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Stewarding Time & Choosing Focus

This Artist's Life | Stewarding time | Choosing Focus

  As I write this, I am awaiting boarding for my flight to visit my family back on the East Coast. My flight was delayed 3 hours, so I’m sitting in a little airport cafe and despite the overpriced half finished coffee in front of me, I am so tired. So mentally, physically, and emotionally […]

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Only Convenient Faith

This Artist's Life | A Convenient Faith

When I started this blog I had just moved recently to Washington D.C. from Pennsylvania and had spent my travel funds for a ticket for 10 days in Costa Rica. I traveled with one of my brothers, and together we made friends at the hostels, witnessed a small earthquake while staying in a tree house, […]

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Why I Chose Christianity After Leaving a Cult

This Artist's Life - Christian apologetics

4 years ago, I left a Christian leaning cult. I gave my testimony about that a few posts ago. You can find that post here. Growing up in it (The Message), whenever I’d see someone leave/escape it they’d go off the deep end. By that I mean that they started doing everything that the group […]

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What Does it mean to Dress Modestly?

Modesty Ideals in The Church

I grew up with a strong dresscode, trying to adhere to a strong level of Biblical ‘modesty’. You’ll remember from my last post, I grew up in a very ‘unconventional church’ called ‘The Message’, if you missed that post, go check it out here. The dress code I followed for most of my life was […]

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My Spiritual History and Testimony

This Artist's Life | Spiritual History & Testimony

How do I talk about something that was once so much a part of my life, in the typical length of my blog posts? I could have simply continued hinting at this part of my past like I have in previous posts, but I felt like it was about time to get real. I’ve written […]

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Finding Myself in the Storm

“What’s your name again?” Have you ever met someone for the fourth or fifth time, and you just cannot seem to remember their name? The first few times it was okay to ask them to remind you, but then… You just stopped asking, because it’s embarrassing to admit you don’t remember.

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Dating Standards & How They Change

  “Your rules are ridiculous!” It was my second date with the charming personality, but something in his tone didn’t sound very charming. “Excuse me? You said you were good with my rules…?” Our first date had been lovely. I hadn’t been in the beautiful city of D.C.  for very long and I was feeling […]

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When Your Best isn’t the Best

How to do your best

Have you ever been in a competition and got a place, or a grade in school that was less than what you had hoped for, and then someone tried to comfort you by saying “There, there, you did your best, and that’s what counts.” I know I have, and it’s a really common thing to say […]

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5 Things to Ask Yourself if You’re Waiting on God. 

  I have been loving my little devotional book ‘Daily Power’ by Craig Groeschel. (He’s the one who made that YouVersion bible app in case you were wondering) This past week though… The devotions have been on waiting. If you have read my blog post ‘Waiting on God: The Ultimate excuse’ or had a couple […]

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