To all the the fathers out there

You have one of the greatest privileges that this world has to offer: the opportunity to raise a son or a daughter. The time to speak into their lives and hearts during their growing years. The ability to mold them and encourage them into becoming everything Christ calls them to be. And as someone who…

The cross, the hands, the life…

…the heart that keeps on loving in new ways every day… …the hands that wipe every tear away… …the ears that hear the words only my heart can say… …the eyes that saw a purpose in me from my very first day… …the feet that guide me and never lead me astray… …the back that…

When I am lost and confused…

When I am lost and confused and don’t know where to turn You are my Good Shepherd, guiding me on the right path Walking with me every step of the way When I have no place to run You are my safe refuge Waiting for me with open arms When I am hurting You are…

Dear 14-year old me…

I see you sitting there with your big glasses and your curly frizzy hair wearing that Aeropostale shirt of yours (because you can’t afford Hollister or Abercrombie). You look a little confused and scared. Not sure about who you are in this world. Not sure about where you fit in. Not sure what God has…

Modern day Good Samaritan…

I came across this story and couldn’t help but share it here because it reminded me that Good Samaritan’s still exist today. People who take time to notice others who are in need. People who go out of their way to help someone out when it’s easier to pass them by. People who have a…

Speaking without words…

A mother once asked Gandhi to get her son to stop eating sugar. Gandhi told the child to come back in two weeks. Two weeks later the mother brought the child before Gandhi. Gandhi said to the boy, “Stop eating sugar.” Puzzled, the woman replied, “Thank you, but I must ask you why you didn’t…

The Masks We Wear

The greatest actors aren’t necessarily the ones we see on tv. Sometimes they are the people right beside us who hide behind the perfect mask, too scared to show that they don’t have it all together. I know, because often times I find myself wearing that mask. Although this was over two months ago I…

All about… Anna :)

Personally… as a blogger who reads many blogs I really like learning more about the actual writer behind the words. What they are into, what they think, what their life is all about so that I can understand where exactly they’re “coming” from. I decided to fill out a little questionare last night with a whole bunch…

Sunshine and summertime…♥

It finally hit me. The realization that I am…old. How? Well, yesterday it was only June 1st – the beginning of summer. I remember sitting and looking at my calendar, excited for all of the events and plans I had for the months to come. I was finally looking forward to enjoying the sunshine (that…

When life doesn’t go like you planned

Last week I came across one of my old journals lying on my bed. I’m not sure how it got there… (I hope my little sister wasn’t reading it) 😉 So of course, I decided to pick it up and read a few pages. Flipping through those first couple of pages and skimming through what…

Lessons through a closed door

I come home at 10pm, 11pm, midnight… and often as I try to quietly slip into my room without disturbing anyone I stop and listen to one of the most beautiful sounds in the world coming from across the hall through closed doors. It’s the sound of my parents praying together.  Not one of those…

Why are you single?

When I first created this blog I decided that it would be a place where I could share what God’s been putting on my heart – whether it’s through His Word, through a book, through anything at all. But it was definitely not going to be a place for me to vent. That’s what a…

Hearts, roses, n’ chocolates day… ♥

Today is my favorite holiday of the year… after Christmas, Easter, Thanksgiving, Independence Day, St. Patrick’s Day, Martin Luther King’s Day, Labor Day, President’s Day, Veteran’s Day, Columbus Day… well, you get the point. 😉 I’m sure if I wasn’t single at the moment and had roses and chocolates sitting on my desk from someone “special” I would think otherwise.…

A trip down memory lane…

I find myself here every year. Sitting on my bed with pillows surrounding me. My flickering candles are slowly filling the room with the scent of vanilla. Stack of old journals right beside me. 14 to be exact. Cup of mint hot tea. And my pandora is on, finally switched from the Christmas station to slow…