Hello and welcome!! This blog will focus on my journey toward a deeper relationship with God while also navigating through anxiety, OCD, and depression. I also want to share with you the joy and peace that I have found in Christ. Life is crazy, and things get tough some times, but I hope you’ll see how Christ penetrates through all the pain and gives hope.

I believe that God seeks us out and has done all the saving work for us, but I also believe that once we are saved, we shouldn’t just sit around. If we aren’t growing spiritually, we are drifting away from God. The title of the blog, Chasing after Light, comes from this idea that once we are saved, we should keep seeking out God. I like the word “chasing” because it describes an active pursuit. It involves letting go of everything that is holding us back from knowing Him more and running hard after Him.

The second part of the title describes Christ as light. Jesus tells us in John 8:12b, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” I believe that Jesus can bring light to even the darkest of places: mental illness, pride, racism, social injustice, self-harm, etc…. He can bring light to any place that is dark.

This blog is about the light that He has brought and is still bringing to my own life. It is about my pursuit of knowing Him more and filling my life with more of His marvelous light. It is about the darkness I see around me as I yearn and pray for God’s light to shatter the darkness and break the chains of those around me. This blog isn’t just about me. It’s about God. It’s the story He is writing… and it’s awesome to think He writes through people like us… people like me.

He must increase, but I must decrease. – John 3:30