Devotionals, Thinking Out Loud

Dear Anxious Heart

As always, it's been a while since I last wrote. I tend to blog most when my mental space is feeling clouded, so welcome to Haley's atmosphere. Writing seems to help me clarify my thoughts and I pray these words speak to you in a personal way. A little while ago, I wrote a bunch… Continue reading Dear Anxious Heart

Thinking Out Loud

New Year, New Identity.

Looking at your life now, did you ever think this is what it was going to look like a year ago?  2 years ago?  What about 2 years from now? What do you want your life to look like? I've learned that life is one big question mark, but I have the ability to put an exclamation point after it! I want to live life in excited expectation for the future, not anxiously overthinking "what if's"

Thinking Out Loud

The Busy Bee

Here we are, two months since I last wrote, after thinking I would be more consistent at this whole blogging idea. Funny how life can change so quickly. I'm learning that sometimes, I just need time to sit back and reset (shocker). Even if that means sitting down and writing down my thoughts instead of letting them anxiously whirl around in my head.

girl sitting on floor with ripped jeans and white sweater
Thinking Out Loud

Life Update

Hi friends! It's been a while since I logged on here so I figured it was time to break out the blog posts again. Sometimes when life gets busy, it's easy to forget about the hobbies and passions we have that make us happy. I have decided that I need to make time for things… Continue reading Life Update

cherry blossoms in small teacup on wood table
Thinking Out Loud

Beautifully Broken

Confession: I have been moved home with family for two weeks and have yet to really rest. The whole first week I kept busy by decorating my room, organizing boxes, cleaning the house...I'm back to living with 4 other people so the mess has to be maintained by someone, right? I have excuses for why I'm… Continue reading Beautifully Broken

woman's hand lightly grasping man's hand with watch on
Thinking Out Loud

Take Courage

If you read my previous post "Ready, Set, Stop." you know I am moving into an uncertain season where God has called me to be still and rest in His plan for me. At church the other night, worship included the song "Take Courage" by Bethel Music and my heart was hit by a train.… Continue reading Take Courage

blue Honda CRV parked in cornfield
Thinking Out Loud

Ready, Set, Stop.

Moving is a big deal and, as you might have discovered by this point, decisions are not something I take lightly. Some basic life decisions have me tossing and turning at night, anxiously debating what to do, while others I make with certainty (e.g. getting a tattoo). I moved to the Eastern Shore before I even… Continue reading Ready, Set, Stop.

bright yellow sunflower in cornfield
Thinking Out Loud

Are You Your Best Self?

On Friday, I met an older woman using a walker who was intently focussed on every step she took. She was making her way to the same building I was so I held the door and the elevator as she made her progress. Elevator rides are always awkward when you're alone with someone you don't know,… Continue reading Are You Your Best Self?

Thinking Out Loud

The Dilemma of Decisions

If you know me, I hate making decisions. I am a hopeless contradiction because certain things I know right away I like or don't like. For instance, I like almond butter and dislike celery. Other, more pressing issues in life have me trumped. After I graduated, I was so overly concerned with picking a college… Continue reading The Dilemma of Decisions