• Fall 2018,  Five Minute Friday,  FMF 31-Day Challenge 2018

    Day 30: Voice

    This month, I’m participating in a Five Minute Friday challenge called “31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes,” responding to a one-word prompt for five minutes each day in October. Click here to join in! My voice is so quiet that it is often swallowed up in the noise surrounding me. At mealtimes in the school cafeteria, I don’t tend to have many conversations with people at the table, because most of the time they can’t hear me over the crowd of people chatting. When talking to people, I am frequently asked to repeat myself multiple times before I am understood. Some people wonder why I don’t just speak louder, to which…

  • Fall 2018,  Five Minute Friday,  FMF 31-Day Challenge 2018

    Day 2: Afraid

    This month, I’m participating in a Five Minute Friday challenge called “31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes,” responding to a one-word prompt for five minutes each day in October. Click here to join in! I’ve spent a lot of time being afraid. Throughout my life, I have battled irrational fears as a result of my anxiety disorders, as well as fear of the future, fear of vulnerability, fear of failure, fear of success, fear of rejection. There are countless things one can be afraid of, and my brain has mastered pointing out every possibility. However, in recent years, I’ve come to realize that there is no need for fear.…

  • Five Minute Friday,  Summer 2018

    You Are Loved

    This post was written for the weekly Five Minute Friday blog linkup. Each week, writers respond to a one-word prompt by writing for five minutes, then share their unedited writing with each other. Click here to join the fun! This week’s prompt: Loved. Loved. You are loved. The Master of the universe cares intensely about you. He pursues you relentlessly, longing to romance your lonely heart. You matter. You are valuable. You are a masterpiece, a work of art in the hands of the great Artist, a story flowing from the pen of the Author of life. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise—your Maker loves you deeply, beyond the bounds of…

  • Five Minute Friday

    Done

    This post was written for the weekly Five Minute Friday blog linkup. Each week, writers respond to a one-word prompt by writing for five minutes, then share their unedited writing with each other. Click here to join the fun! This week’s prompt: Done. I’m done being afraid of what the future might hold. I’m done worrying about losing my relationships at home when I go to college. I’m done seeing myself as anything less than a masterpiece of God. I’m done condemning myself for not being enough. Of course I’m not enough, but He is more than enough. I’m done trying to control my relationships. I’m done with not trusting God…