a new lens

As I was reading through the book of John this afternoon, I stumbled across a familiar story:   John 11:47-48 “So the chief priests and the Pharisees convened the Sanhedrin and were saying, ‘What are we going to do since this man is doing many signs? If we let him go on like this, everyone

do you believe it?

Last week I went to summer camp with my church and let me tell you, it was the best week ever. Each year I wait for this week to come around and God always pulls through. This year in particular I went in with a heavy heart. I felt really broken and unworthy. I felt

just children

Do you ever scroll through instagram and just get this pit in your stomach that the people in the photos you’re staring at are so much greater than you? “They have more friends than me, they have a perfect relationship, they always look photoready, they are are so much more adventurous than me.” Or maybe

a verse for the month of july

Hello friends! Thanks so much for clicking on this post, woohoo you made it! As most of you know I changed the name of my website a few weeks back to be called Hands + Feet in order to create more of a community here in this space. You can read more about it here!

on dreaming

I’m a very goal oriented person. I love chasing after my wildest dreams, no matter how absurd they may be. However, I’m also the kind of person to not always finish what I start. I’m not very proud of this characteristic, but it’s something I constantly struggle with. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t regret

you matter

You matter.   It really pains me to see an extreme lack of purpose in the world today. It seems like left and right, people are taking their own lives or taking the lives of others. It’s really scary stuff, and if I’m being honest I don’t like talking about it, or even writing about

not forgotten

Have you ever been forgotten?   Maybe your mom forgot to pick you up from elementary school? Or maybe you weren’t invited to the party all of your friends were at?     If I’m being completely honest, sometimes I feel forgotten by God. I will pray, and pray, and pray, and pray some more,

fully his

photography: anika samantha headshots   One of my biggest passions is theatre. Ever since I was a kid the stage has been my second home. It’s a place where I can leave myself behind and let a new person begin. As my anxieties, stresses, and burdens fall to the floor, I am able to embrace

i changed my name

I changed my name.   At the beginning of the year I wrote out a few goals that I had for the new year. One of them read “don’t lose sight of what’s truly important”. This has been clinging to my heart ever since i scribbled those words into my notebook.   A few weeks

taking his hand

  Photos by:  Isabella Gutierezz Tonight was one of the coolest nights of my life; seriously. I went with some people from my church to a local beach to hand out bags with granola bars, water, socks, etc. to homeless people. We each split off into groups and walked around to look for people we