In the business of miracles.

I was sharing with a group of young women about my struggles and just how hard and overwhelming it all is. It would literally take a miracle to get me moving on to the future. One of them put her hand down on the table, looked straight into my eyes, and said, “Lisa. God is…

Out of Hiding

Think of the worst ride at Disney’s California Adventure or Six Flags Magic Mountain (though I’ve never been). That is how last week has been; an absolute rollercoaster that makes you wonder when it will end. Every single day, for something incredibly beautiful I had the chance of experiencing, I felt as though something equally,…

R E S T

From a summer filled with schedules daily, to arriving back in America only to attend a full day of rehearsal and keeping busy from there on, I suppose one can say I haven’t had time to rest. Two weeks ago, it all caught up to me. I was miserably sick beyond anything I’ve experienced, even…

From One Home to Another; Summer of 2017 (pt. I of VII)

I’m not sure if I can pin point exactly where my summer started, whether it be the week after my finals were over at the end of April, or when the summer adventures of traveling back home to Romania began when I arrived June 1st. Needless to say, it’s all still been an adventure nonetheless….

Cody Kretzschmar

Earlier this year, I had the opportunity to snap some pictures of the one and only, Cody Kretzschmar. It was after this shoot I realized how incredibly blessed I am to have a way to meet other people and get to know them more both in front of and behind the lens. Photography has created…

Ashes to Beauty

We’ve all been hurt by someone. In turn, we have also hurt others whether we intentionally did so or not. I’m not quite sure how this blog post will go or where it will end up, but I pray that God uses me to reflect His love and how great He is through what He has…

Choose Joy.

Can I just say how absolutely incredible it is to serve a God who will never fail? Amidst everything which could have brought me down this week (I know, it’s only Wednesday), I chose joy. Joy over anger. Joy over frustration.. Joy over giving in to those voices telling me I am not enough; I…

A Reason to Sing

Simply put, I struggle. I know I am not alone when I say this, but too often we choose not to believe the reality that we somehow might be imperfect– that we might not have our lives put together all the time. I believe vulnerability unfolds the distorted mask we build up for the world to…

Beloved.

When you fall asleep, do you ever notice the sound of your heart beating? Do you hear the lub-dub-lub-dub, S1 and S2 sounds as you ponder life and the moments you’ve experienced that day?? Do you ever question why God placed you on earth, and what your purpose or reason for existence is? I can…

Winter in Romania (pt. III)

With the ending of the year and the beginning of another, new memories and experiences were made in a fashion I did not expect. For one, spending New Years away from my family and friends in California seemed “off” I suppose you can describe. Every holiday season I spent at home, we always had a…

From 2016 to 2017: My message to you.

Before you read this, I would like for you to note that I wrote the first half of this in my journal back in October, mid-flight from Portland to Los Angeles. I wasn’t sure if I would have shared it, but I figured someone needed to read this.. So here is my message to you:…