Friend, You Are Brave

Friend, You Are Brave

Walking into a room where you know no one. Walking through week thirteen of no employment. Watching the stripe on the pregnancy test turn pink. Watching the number on the scale remain the same, even though you’re diligently trying to make it decrease. Waiting...
Friend, You Are Secure

Friend, You Are Secure

As a young child, there was no place like it. No place I felt more secure. No matter if I had a tough day, or a broken heart, or just needed reassurance everything was going to be okay in my juvenile life, it was the place I would go. And I could stay as long as I...
Friend, You Are Validated

Friend, You Are Validated

I saw it at the mission where I once served, visible in all forms through the homeless and the hurting. I see it in young children in the grocery store, vying for their preoccupied parents’ attention. I’ve witnessed it among adult circles, teenage cliques,...

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