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
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"
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.
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
Rejoice in Hope. Here in Romans, Paul is laying out the marks of a true Christian. We rejoice in the hope we have in Christ "and hope does not put us to shame, because God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit" (Romans 5:5, ESV). What a precious promise! Hope has been the… Continue reading Romans 12:12
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
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.
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?
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
"'Do you not fear me?' declares the Lord. 'Do you not tremble in my presence? For I have placed the sand as a boundary for the sea, an eternal decree so it cannot cross over it; though the waves toss, yet they cannot prevail; though they roar, they cannot cross over it.'" ~Jeremiah 5:22 [emphasis added].… Continue reading Boundaries: Building or Breaking?