Meet the Author


Hi friend, thanks so much for stopping by! My name is Cassidy and it's such a joy to "meet" you!

I came to know Jesus at the age of eleven, and since the day I gave my life to Him, I've had a convicting sense within my soul that He is worthy of my everything. I've been uncomfortable with what's typical in the church of today; I have a burden to live with "the roof off" in my soul--desiring to be ever looking to the Author of Life for leading, conviction, and instruction.

From the day I was born, I've had a bit of a trailblazing personality. As a child, I felt that it was an injustice to believe anything just because someone said. For many years, I could have been described as overly critical, opinionated, and "my way or the high way." (You guessed it--I got my share of time outs and spankings as a child....) By His grace, I'm daily learning to yield my all-in personality for His glory.

You may find that that's what has happened here too. This is a bit of a trailblazing blog. In this space, along with the more "normal" topics, I sometimes bring up subjects that are shushed in modern Christianity. He has given me joy in going where people think we can't; I tend to ask "why?" of modern trends. It's my prayer that everything you encounter on this blog will bring you closer to Jesus. May our hearts long for Jesus more than personal comfort. As David Livingstone has said: "If you have men that will only come if they know there is a good road, I don't want them. I want men who will come if there is no road at all."

I reside in Michigan with my family. I have triplet siblings who are my FAVORITES EVER {yep, they're embarrassed now}.

When I'm not burning the midnight oil writing another blog post and editing 1200 photos, you can find me working as the Student Tailblazer with Grand Rapids Right to Life or as a Patient Care Assistant at Mercy Health St. Mary's. I long for my life to be a display of the mercy of the Most High to those who are hurting; my work in the emergency department opens the door to share hope with those who are experiencing moments of trauma and need. There's a part of me that loves watching something that was about to wilt come back to health and strength. I much prefer to pick up a dying flower at the store than a pretty, lovely one. Where's the joy in that? ;) Seeing transformation from brokenness to wholeness is something I long for.

Andrew Muarry has said: "the presence of God is not dependent upon times and seasons, but upon a soul ready to do His will and forget itself." From childhood, I have longed for my existence to be something greater than the norm. My growing up years were challenging and painful, but through His grace, I have been able to personally see His great ability to redeem from the dust. He is able to do even more than we can ask or think. I pray that my life would be a balm to the broken and a song of joy for the wounded soul.

These are the words I keep close to my soul:

"The more we understand His love, the more we will trust" (Amy Carmichael, Edges of His Ways).

"Only one life, t'wll soon be past. Only what's done for Christ will last, and when I'm dying, how happy I'll be if the lamp of my life was burned out for Thee" (C.T. Studd).

"Here lies God's answer to our need--Himself" (W. Culbertson, as quoted by A.W. Tozer).

"Impossible? Is there such a word where things of the Lord are concerned?" (Amy Carmichael, Mimosa).