May 14, 2018 / Life

Wounds & Scars

Strolling through a quiet town after dinner we talked about life in a way we hadn’t before. Usually, conversations like this are blurted out between sobs of frustration. Tonight we talk about pain…about my pain…but tonight we talk about it in a place of peace. An hour ago we ate tacos and laughed at the memories of our first date at that exact table nearly...
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Mar 06, 2018 / Anxiety

God’s Role In Mental Health – A Millennial’s Viewpoint

Is emotional and mental health a problem for us to resolve on our own? Or perhaps God is solely responsible for this and we are helpless to make improvements outside his will. The question of God’s role is one that often plagues my writing. As I aspire to write and share openly about my journey I’ve never intended to be preachy. I’m not qualified…I didn’t...
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Feb 22, 2018 / Life

#enditmovement – what is one life worth?

Today is “Shine A Light On Slavery Day”. Maybe you knew that already. Maybe like me, you woke up and learned that by seeing it on your Facebook feed. I don’t pretend to be actively involved in this movement, but I do believe that we all have a voice and today I choose to speak up about slavery. For those of you who are unaware, this...
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Feb 13, 2018 / Anxiety / Life

This Is Us – Randall Pearson’s Struggle

If you haven’t been watching This Is Us on NBC then you’re missing out on a great story! The series follows the lives of the Pearson family – flashing between their past, present, and future as they cope with tragedy, addiction, brokenness, healing, and hope. It’s a brilliantly written emotional journey as each character wrestles with the scars of their past as they transition into adult...
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Feb 07, 2018 / Anxiety

Calming Anxiety | Things I’m OK Needing

Growing up, one of our favorite things every year was our April trips to St. Simons Island. We’d take the entire month and live at the beach…every year! For us boys we loved the freedom of getting to ride our bikes around the island, skim board all over the beach, and afternoon trips to McDonald’s to try and win the peel-off Monopoly game with fries...
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Feb 01, 2018 / Life

The Power Of A Quote

I’m a strong believer in the power of words. More specifically, I believe in the power of “the quote”. Our culture is full of quotes. We consume them 140 characters at a time. They fill our news feeds and our TV screens every waking moment. There’s no shortage of inspiration around us. Nobody ever sits around thinking “if only I could find some motivational words…”...
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Jan 25, 2018 / Life

Self-Compassion | A Letter To Myself

Eighteen months ago I was frustrated. It was too early for me to be hitting my second quarter-life crisis but internally I was a wreck. Things just weren’t lining up like they were supposed to. Two months prior I had started dating Jamie who is now my wife. I knew she was “the one” a month into dating when I told my sister that I...
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Jan 17, 2018 / Life


What is it about a slow morning on the last day of the year that brings out my sentimental side? Why is it a warm fire at Christmas time makes us think back on the holidays “as they used to be”? What causes such deep thoughts in an otherwise unimportant moment of life? Maybe we don’t all experience these moments…maybe for some they’re so fleeting...
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Dec 19, 2017 / Songs


There’s nothing like foggy mornings, twinkling Christmas lights, and the smell of a warm cup of coffee to bring out my inner musings. While scent may be the strongest sense tied to memory I think music is most closely tied to emotion. Last year I dove into Silent Night and the depth of meaning that song has had for me for years. This year, the song...
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Oct 27, 2017 / Songs

Love Like A Hurricane

Recently I’ve been so overwhelmed with my own inadequacies. I’ve struggled with anger at myself and at God. Anger that I’m not better. Anger for still struggling with depression. Anger for continually making everything more emotional and difficult than it needs to be. Anger for feeling too much. My prayers with God have become less clean more raw and real. It’s messy. I’m not very...
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