Within wilderness.

A collection of artistic artifacts chronicling my anxiety, God, and the wilderness.


On repeat (ep. 2).

  Hey, Wanderers! ...So this second episode of On Repeat is a little late because I've been back on campus for the past couple weeks, and I think I forgot that there's this thing called homework that college students have to do. Let me tell you, though, I'm glad I'm the one doing it, and not the… Continue reading On repeat (ep. 2).

On repeat (ep. 1).

Hello, Wanderers! About eleven months ago, I started my very first series of blog posts called "Erin Unplugged," an eight-part series where each post included eight songs that are really important to me in one way or another. It was a really rewarding  challenge for me as a blogger, and I wanted to continue putting my favorite songs out there on… Continue reading On repeat (ep. 1).


Wanderers. The fact that nothing is coincidence--that every event, every soul, every offhand word we speak has meaning and significance--is as beautiful to me as it is strange. The idea should make more sense to me than it does, especially since I am a writer. Good writers don't like coincidence--they create symbols and foreshadowing and patterns in… Continue reading Tapestry.


"The darkness is passing away and the true light is already shining." --1 John 2:8 Last weekend, at my very last Fall Retreat, I had the privilege of performing this spoken word poem that I wrote in front of my campus ministry. Simply put, it's about lies. But more than that, it's about Truth. I was very… Continue reading Light.

Erin unplugged. Part 8 of 8.

Wow. I can't believe this musical blog series is over. It has definitely been an exercise in vulnerability, and patience--I had to take a weekend off of social media to spend some time focusing on God, and it was super awesome, but I'm glad to finally finish this off. Thanks to everyone who stuck with me and read… Continue reading Erin unplugged. Part 8 of 8.

Erin unplugged. Part 7 of 8.

Well, hello there. I've been busy the past couple of days, so there's been more space between blog posts, but we're almost done, friends! Only one more after this. Here are the links for the last six posts: one, two, three, four, five, six. Enjoy this penultimate set of tunes, and make sure to check 'em out… Continue reading Erin unplugged. Part 7 of 8.

Erin unplugged. Part 6 of 8.

Hey, y'all! Wow, can't believe I'm three-quarters of the way done with these posts! Crazy. If you don't know what you're reading (I mean, you probably do, but just in case), here are the links to my past posts. One. Two. Three. Four. Five. Hope you like these next songs... SONGS THAT REMIND ME OF… Continue reading Erin unplugged. Part 6 of 8.

Erin unplugged. Part 5 of 8.

Hello. Sooooo, in case you haven't heard, Monday night I had a bit of a hard time with the YouTube videos on the previous posts--realized that most of them could not be played on WordPress and had to be replaced. Spent a few hours finding new videos (if I could) and re-linking everything so that you… Continue reading Erin unplugged. Part 5 of 8.

Erin unplugged. Part 4 of 8.

Hi again, friends :) If you haven't read the previous three posts, you should. Here's the links: first one, second one, third one. Okay, here we go! SONGS THAT REMIND ME OF HOME You Were Meant For Me (Jewel, Pieces of You, 1995) One of my favorites ever since I was old enough to sing.… Continue reading Erin unplugged. Part 4 of 8.