Category: My Opinions

Pumpkin Chickpea Curry Soup (it’s vegan!!)

I love to cook. Not in the dictionary sense of the word, which is just heating food up in a pan until it’s warm, but in the more abstract sense of the word. I love the act of cooking. I love turning on some good music, throwing my hair up, and stirring and mixing and […]

Excerpt from a Journal Entry

An excerpt from my journal I kept while stuyding abroad: “Run, jump, climb, skip, dance, just move and be and feel. Don’t become susceptible to the numbness that’s so characteristic of your generation. A computer screen cannot make you happy. Mindless scrolling and clicking and watching and consuming will leave you empty, unhealthy, and so […]

Reading Autobiography

Some of my earliest memories are of my parents reading to me right before I was tucked into bed each night. I was blessed to have been the first-born child of a teacher who believed that a love for reading was the gateway to a love for learning, so I was read to on a […]

Leaving Security, Choosing Joy

Wow. I don’t even know where to start this post, honestly. Maybe with Proverbs 16:9. “We can make our plans, but the LORD determines our steps.” How true this is. And how good this is. Since I was 16, my plans were to graduate with a nursing degree and come out of college with a […]

Women’s Rights in Egypt and Female Circumcision

Just a warning, some of the content in this post is a little PG-13 due to the nature of female circumcision, which is a real violation of human rights that is practiced around the world. Awareness is important, so this post discusses topics of a sensitive nature.   There are four distinct periods that define […]

Jesus Loves Sluts

I’ve wanted to write this post for a while, but the fear of what people will say or think about me has kept me from writing it. Welp, the Lord’s been working on me and last night I finally told Him yes, so here’s this post. Where to begin. My mind is rolling with so […]

Coming Back

Sorry it’s been so long since I’ve posted an update, but life has been crazy. It’s been two months since I left Mozambique, two months full of class, work, stress, friends, and life. Sometimes it feels like it was just a dream or something that happened years and years ago, but other times I remember […]

Why You Shouldn’t Ask Me If I Have a Boyfriend

disclaimer: this may or may not be a rant Every time I come home from school for a weekend, I’ll undoubtedly hear dozens of comments like, “When are you going to bring a man home?” “Have you found that special someone yet?” “Any romance in the near future?” I was even asked by an older […]