How marvelous it is that His mercies are renewed every morning. This season has been difficult for me. I’ve battled bitterness, loneliness, insecurity, pain… I’ve elbowed my way through this transition and have fought God long and hard about this new season He had placed me in. But in the midst of that, I let […]Read more "marvel (a raw, but more joyful session)"
I wish I could say this new season in life has been a whirlwind of fun and adventure. I wish I could say things have been easy, that life is seemingly perfect in this tucked away little pocket of the world. But in all honesty, this is one of the roughest transitions I have ever […]Read more "the truth"
Last time I wrote to you, I was leaving for 2 months to galavant around the UK. This time, I write to you on my last full day as a Merced resident. Starting Saturday I move to a new town to start a brand new life, in a brand new home, in a brand new […]Read more "Dear Merced,"
Pattaya has managed to unleash an anger in me that I have never experienced in my life. It’s an anger that sees pain, and injustice, and cries out in response. I have never been so heartbroken and disgusted in my entire life. On a Thursday night we walked through the Red Light District. I had […]Read more "a scattered explanation of TJS Week One"
Bags are packed. My plane outfit is laid out ready for me to slip into at 3am. TV shows caught up on so that I don’t wonder what happened for 5 weeks. But now I’m just sitting here, jittery, feeling butterflies in my stomach as the clock ticks down on my time left until I […]Read more "pre-Thailand jitters"
My name is Rebecca Jean Verona. I am 21 years old. I am a college graduate. I am a Christian. I am a daughter, friend, co-worker, girlfriend. Newly, I have been diagnosed with major (or clinical) depression and anxiety. I start my medication tomorrow. Phew. Wow, it feels good to be real about a part […]Read more "coming clean: a diagnosis"
Well, firstly… because “courage, dear heart” the original quote, was already taken. So I had to adjust. But the quote is from Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C.S. Lewis (click HERE to read the passage). But essentially, in the midst of a being lost at sea, Aslan whispers to Lucy in her darkest time […]Read more "why “courage, dearest heart”?"