Entries by Kelsie Davis

What is home?

When you think of home, what does it look like? Is it your childhood house? A specific town? A room? A person? Home takes a different shape as you go through life. When I was a kid, home was a yellow house with a big backyard in Michigan. Then we moved, and home became a […]

Nobody’s Perfect

When I was little, I remember my mom always telling me, “All I ask is that you do your best. And that you actually do your best.” Those words could be both a comfort and a motivation. The thing that I knew was that, sure, maybe I could fool the people around me into thinking […]

Things You Learn While Packing

So, we made it. By “we” I mean those of us who are finishing up this school year. Personally, I am about to finish my sophomore year of college. The end of the year means finals, finding summer jobs, saying goodbye to friends, and worst of all; moving. Yes, moving is terrible. Taking down decorations, […]

Silence.

Silence. How often do we find true silence? How many times a day do we find ourselves sitting in a space so quiet that we can’t even hear the humming of an air conditioner, or the buzz of the electricity in a lamp? For me, that answer is never. Silence has become an indulgence. Something […]

If We Are the Body…

In a bible study I was having this week, I came across this verse in Ephesians 4. It said, “Therefore each of you must put off falsehood and speak truthfully to his neighbor, for we are all members of one body.” (Ephesians 4:25). All members of one body. Now, I grew up in the church. […]

“We all need somebody…”

“I’ll take care of it.” “I can handle it.” “I’ll get it done today.” These are all phrases I find myself using pretty regularly. They’re pretty self-reliant, aren’t they? And just looking at them, they make me seem like a pretty capable person. Self-sufficiency is key, right? In my own life, I feel like there’s […]

Lukewarm Winter

I was sitting in church on Sunday morning, as I do every week, and there was one thing that I couldn’t get off of my mind. I am so tired. Is that a little disappointing? Maybe I should have been appreciating the worship, or the modern sanctuary environment, or the people, or the pastor’s message, […]