• Peace & Security

    The Secret to Facing Every Hard Thing

    Have you ever had one of those days where your running late and you run out to hop in your car only to discover that your windows are completely frosted up with ice. 12 million precious minutes later, you open the door to get into the car and your jacket gets caught and it yanks you back before you can slide into the seat. Then, naturally, you hit every light on your journey into work, even lights that you were literally never aware of, like they just popped out of the ground for the sole purpose of making you insane. But really, would it even matter if all the lights…

  • Praise

    On Loss

    When I was just a few weeks shy of my 14th birthday, my brother, James, died suddenly of meningitis. He was 19 at the time and, to me, he was one part best friend, one part hero. He was also an extremely gifted violinist, attending one of the elite universities in the country for classical musicians. His life burned bright with such passion and promise that it seemed impossible that he could have died so young, with so much left to do, to give, to live. His death tore through me and I remember thinking how strange it was that I literally felt a void in my chest — a…