The Secret to Dealing With The Unknown

It’s been a repeating stage in my life, where I find myself surrounded by unknowns, not sure WHAT WILL HAPPEN NEXT. That moment when you realize just how little control you have and how much you have to trust, that God is who He says He is, that it will all be ok...

The Faithful Among the Faithless

The book of Judges is not a popular book read from the pulpit or at home. It's a book of betrayal, faithlessness, idolatry, sin, and pain. It's a dark time for the Israelites. They are not far removed from Egypt where their ancestors were enslaved to Pharaoh, witnessed the miracles of the plagues and the red sea, the scribing of the commandments, bread from Heaven in the desert, and conquered cities...

How Being "Safe" Has Saved Us

We were freshman in college and had only been dating a few months, though to me it seemed like forever. I couldn’t remember a time when we weren’t dating. From that angle I couldn’t see the definition…


Happily Ever After Does NOT Exist

The story of two people falling in love, overcoming all odds to find happiness and live happily ever after is a MYTH, a legend, a well known story but false and inaccurate. The assumption is made that the happy couple live out the rest of their days in constant happiness, at least that’s what they say. Every “good” story ends with “and they lived...

The Gym Won't Fix It

I have found a new home on the scale. I wish those little red numbers didn’t bother me the way they do, but they confirm what I have felt this season, thicker. And why should that matter? It would seem natural with age that my body would change but...

How to Overcome the Fear of Starting Over

It’s been nearly two years since I’ve written anything for someone to read. A lot has happened both good and not so good. I felt that I needed to take a break, to regain my life off the screen so to speak. It’s hard to split yourself, your time fully to two things. Penning these words has been hard, each one pokes the fear…

The Call To Be Perfect

I feel it when I look in the mirror at my unclothed self, when I try on jeans, put on make-up. I hear it when the dishes pile up and the house is cluttered. It weighs on me when I don’t fit in, when I feel left out, or don’t understand. It mocks me from my to do list and silently chokes me as anxieties take me from the present only giving me worries...

WHY I DON'T SAY AMEN WHEN I PRAY

Etiquette and tradition mean very little to me. Just because it’s ‘always’ been done a certain way doesn’t mean it should be done that way. Just because ‘they’ are doing it doesn’t mean that I should. I guess you could say I’m a rebel. I’m NOT about...

We've Been Called

There are many things in this world trying to convince you of importance. They call to you, they infiltrate your homes and seek to inform your identity. Naïvely we skirt around them, flirt with the idea of them all the while letting...

The Best Marriage Advice

When it comes to marriage there are thousands of survival guides out there. Self help books with 6 steps you can take to a better marriage. When you get engaged people are quick to offer advice, their own thoughts...

The Secret to Slowing Life Down

I was told in high school that days are long but years are short. It didn’t register then I had limited context with which to plug it intobut now I see the truth in those words. Some days feel like eternitythey stretch...

Abundantly Blessed

We as children of God have been abundantly blessed by His grace and presence in our lives. It’s hard to see though. As Christians we get so caught up in what we are to do, how we are to live and how others perceive us...

Does God Think I'm Good?

If you would have asked me this a couple years ago my answer would have been a resounding yes. I would have had a complete list of reasons why I was good in God’s eyes. My resume would have been full of...

The Beauty in the Mundane

 go about my days cheaply as they have become mundane and monotonous. What purpose do dishes and clothes, little hands and bills have in the greater story at play? Mundane has set in as life becomes routine, predictable and deprived of any special meaning...

Why Marriage Is So Hard

I always thought I was a loving person until I got married. Everyone told me what a nice a person I was, how great of a girl I was. In eighth grade at the end of one of my basketball practices, Mr. Jones, my coach, went around and told everyone what strength he saw...