You Are Loved

You Are Loved

A few years ago, I was invited to be a part of a conference in Dallas, TX called the There4 Gathering. It is a conference focused on pouring the truth of God’s love into middle, high school, and college girls. I was SO excited for this opportunity because even though not many people knew it at the time,  I struggled a lot when I was younger, and I love getting to speak to younger girls what I wish someone had spoken over me!

More Than Enough

More Than Enough

The Night I Puked My Guts Out at Passion City Church

I hinted that I would share this story on Instagram, so I wanted to follow through and let you into what was a crazy night with Passion City Church in Atlanta, GA last month. I had the wonderful opportunity of leading worship and sharing some of my songs and story with Passion City’s college group. The plan was to drive to ATL in the morning, rehearse with their band, sing and share at their event, and then drive home the same night. Sounds crazy, but I love a late night drive. : ) It was a blast rehearsing with their worship team in the afternoon as we anticipated how God would meet each college student who walked through the doors that night…until… I suddenly started feeling VERY nauseous.

Letting Kids Be Kids

Letting Kids Be Kids

I was playing for an adoption benefit, and Emmylou, who had just turned 3, kept asking if she could come sing a song on stage with me. I felt nervous about this for her, so we walked her through when and where she would come on stage to sing. We had a little stool set up in front of a mic for her and the plan was for her to sing the first song of the night with me. As I was introducing her and getting her all set on the stool, she leaned up to the mic and said, “Actually mom, I’m gonna drum.” My heart started beating REALLY fast. This is not what we had planned... I was both a mom and an artist performing, and I had NO idea how to handle the situation. 

Wonderfully Made

Wonderfully Made

I wrote this song after a conversation with my little sister. We were talking about the power that comparison has to steal our joy. The struggle is real. Whether it’s flipping through a magazine, walking down the street, or scrolling through an Instagram feed, comparison calls to us. We see the way a girl is wearing her hair, or who she went to the party with, or the job promotion she just got/vacation she just took/meal that she just made, and all of the sudden we are “not enough”. We don’t measure up, and what we have been given… our bodies, our jobs, our friends, our gifts and talents, our homes, our everything is not enough.