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
A few months ago, I was standing in the kitchen with my mom. My mom is one of those people that is incapable of having enemies – she is the most empathetic and compassionate person you will ever meet. Growing up, my friends adored her. (They still do.) She was the “cool mom” without ever … More What Every Mom Should Tell Their Daughter