Hello Heart

Hello Heart

“Turn to me and be gracious to me, for I am lonely and afflicted. Relieve the troubles of my heart and free me from my anguish.” Psalm 25:16-17 Hello Heart I’ve been ignoring you lately, and I’m sorry. It just seemed easier to stuff the emotions and feelings and throw myself into projects rather than … Read more

Dear Mr. Man: Questioning Me

**I’ve been writing letters to my future husband for several years. It helps me be honest with where I am, and it makes the waiting a little easier. Instead of feeling like I have to push all of these feelings away and save all of these words, God’s used these letters as a way to … Read more

Frantic Rest

Frantic Rest

It’s been a month. A month of returning to work after the holiday break exhausted. A month of my introvert crying out for just a little more me-time. A month of hoarding time for fear I won’t be rested enough to face the next week, next day, next hour. I’ve been frantically resting, which hasn’t … Read more

Sometimes It Just Plain Hurts

Sometimes it just plain hurts

“So how’s your heart?” The question came from a dear friend. Our conversation was nearly over, but it had been quiet on my end. I shared surface news and a few deeper things, but I hadn’t dived into the depths of my heart as was normal with our conversations. I just didn’t want to. I … Read more

Confessions of a Perfectionist

Confessions of a perfectionist

Hello, my name is Jazmin and I’m afraid of failure. I’m not sure I realized just how true that confession is until I started teaching. As a first year teacher, my weaknesses and moments of not getting it just right seem to out number those days I feel like I’ve done enough. Tuesday was my … Read more