All in Encouragement

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 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...

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...

Why Hope is Never Lost

I am at that place again where I feel forgotten, where words combat words, where unknowns stretch out forever, where life seems hopeless. It’s a revolving door; life is made of hills and valleys. But mountain top experiences are long forgotten when the cold of dark places takes over. Hope seems easily lost...

Confessions From An Unsubmissive Wife

It's funny how life works, or maybe how I process things. It seems I'm always late to the game, like I never know things until after they happen, or this case have been happening awhile. You see, B and I have felt like there was something between us for a while but we just couldn’t put a finger on it. We felt off, distant...

To The Young Girl At the Bus Stop

I see you, trying so hard, aware of everyone’s glances, sensitive to the words of your peers. I was you once. I’ve lived there. Some days I still find myself there. Consumed with thoughts of how people see me, what they think about me. I've played those games...