You Are Not Your Picture

I eagerly click on the bright red notification, but I soon cringe when I see the picture my friend has just tagged of me. My hair is frizzy, my features less than perfect, my frame not as petite as I wish it was. I feel exposed. I quickly hide the photo from my newsfeed, hopingContinue reading “You Are Not Your Picture”

War and Peace, What’s it Good For?

Disclaimer: I’m going to get a little Andy Rooney on you (but I feel entitled after all the time I’ve put into reading this book). I am definitely not a qualified literary critic, so just take my words for what they are, a rant of a girl who doesn’t feel she’s gotten a good return on herContinue reading “War and Peace, What’s it Good For?”

In the Land of Anne

The sand here is like cinnamon, and the quiet is vast and freeing. The view from the beach by our cabin. Photo Credit: Blake Johnson. Check out his blog here. The family has just settled in for the week at a little oceanside cabin in Prince Edward Island, the home of one of my favorite fictionalContinue reading “In the Land of Anne”

But Being Unequally Yoked Is So Romantic!

If you have grown up in Christian circles, you are probably familiar with the term “unequally yoked.” This phrase comes from 2 Corinthians 6:14-16, which states: “Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness? What harmony is there betweenContinue reading “But Being Unequally Yoked Is So Romantic!”

A Drunken Perspective

A throwback to my time in Nizhniy Novgorod three years ago. It’s interesting to reflect on the perspectives I held then and how I have grown… From the moment I first landed on Slavic soil, everything in Russia had seemed full of novelty. Washing clothes in my dorm’s scummy tub wasn’t gross; it was adventurous.Continue reading “A Drunken Perspective”