The whole world spins around celebrating love, not realizing You are Love and it’s You that is to be celebrated. We get on our phones and post our pictures and forget what it must of been like to behold heaven on earth. God among us. And now, God within us. In this moment, I am … More Clinched Fists And Christmas
It’s an upside down theory that contradicts everything our society tries to tell us, but when we look at our lives as believers and we look at the gospel, I can’t help but frame the question: Maybe we were actually meant to suffer? Most of the time, what God calls us to is not glamorous. … More Were We Actually Meant To Suffer?
One of my favorite things is having conversations with people who are older and wiser than I am. There is immense value in learning from someone who has lived a full life; they have perspective that is impossible for anyone else to posses because it only comes with time and experience. An interesting and precious … More The Gospel and Church Attendance
We’re so good at it, this putting on a smile and flinging our arms wide open for a hug or reaching out for a handshake. Instinctively asking people how they are without actually walking away from the conversation knowing what’s going on in their world. We’re so good at making people feel like they’ve been … More The Most Important Question In Life
When I was little girl, I have vivid memories of being curled up, sitting in my dad’s lap, resting my head against his chest, and feeling his heart beating. That place was the safest place in the world. An entire universe was spinning with a million different stories coming together and unraveling all around me, … More Hearing The Heartbeat of God
One of my favorite quotes is by Harper Lee, author of To Kill A Mockingbird. She states, “Writing is something you’ll never learn in any university or at any school. It’s something that is within you, and if it isn’t there, nothing can put it there.” I love this specifically in regards to writing, but … More Did Jesus Have a Platform?
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30 Please tell me I’m not the … More A Call to the Weary
One thing that really fascinates me is looking at the generalized characteristics of each generation – observing what they have lived through and the cultural events that have shaped them, partially responsible for making them who they are. For my generation of childhood church-goers (millennials), we were raised in a world of kissing dating goodbye … More Thoughts on Joshua Harris From A Kid Raised in 90’s Church Culture
Shout for joy in the Lord, O you righteous! Praise befits the upright. Psalm 33:1 Reading this verse this morning in my quiet time, one word in particular stood out to me and it’s probably not the word you’d expect. The little two-letter word nestled away between the other words that seem the most obvious … More How to “Shout for joy” When You Really Just Feel Like Screaming
For those of you who know me or have read my writing before, you know that in the past, I have struggled with anxiety. A part of that is because of my story as a childhood cancer survivor. We each have a story, and regardless of who we are or where we come from, I … More The Secret to Having Joy in Dark Places