Posts in Marisa Williams
To the Girl Who Feels like It's Hard to Go Home for the Holidays

Let me preface by saying that I technically never went home for the holidays in college because I went to school in the same town I grew up in. I also see my parents a few times a week but I do not live with them. Part of this post is about learning to navigate being an adult while also still being your parents’ child. This task has been incredibly difficult over the last four years of my life.

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Freedom in the Choice to Follow God's Plan

A lot of people struggle with control, myself included. Our world is broken and chaotic and control is a perfectly logical way to make order out of chaos in our small little piece of the world. Sometimes control comes because of our leadership positions: you are responsible for the policies that influence the actions of others, sometimes it’s within our homes, you are a parent that has to set rules and examples in order to raise up a child that isn’t perfect, but does prefer to do more right than wrong.

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Circumstances May Change, God Remains the Same

It almost feels like a different person is writing this blog post in comparison to the one I wrote in August. Though the one I wrote in August has very little to do with what I am talking about now, it feels as if my whole person, even right down to my spiritual life has shifted. So much has changed in a matter of a month, and though I won’t go into many details, I have seen clear examples of a constant God in all of this tumultuous change within my life.

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What Spiritual Discipline Really Looks Like

I never really prescribed to this very legalistic ideal of “even if you don’t feel like doing it, just do it anyway” when it came to my quiet time. I felt like that was too legalistic. Like it was just a way of checking off a box. I am not a very disciplined person to begin with, so the thought of forcing myself to do something when I really don’t want to, no matter what it is, doesn’t sound that appealing to me.

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