day five: god's love: my example. it's not a fairytale, picture-perfect, gift basket kinda love. god's love is ridiculously bigger than that. & he wants us to experience it. it's the unexpected in life; it's the beauty that's not planned; it's the gems that sneak up on you - that weren't on the to-do list; [...]

a soccer player & a dancer: an unlikely friendship

it's not everyday you get to skip math class to write about the beach boys concert. it was 2005. i was an excited, vulnerable senior in high school, ready to graduate. my best friend rachael and i were editors of the school newspaper. this was big-deal stuff. i got to skip other classes to meet deadlines. it was a pretty [...]