“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
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
Growing up, I was always the one in charge. On the playground, in my circle of friends, singing, dancing, or acting at church, playing games or sports, and being the oldest sibling – especially in our house. My mom used to call me “Queen Bee”, and even though I didn’t particularly come across as “bossy” … More Living and Leading Well: What’s the difference?
Six years ago I was diagnosed with cancer. Five years ago I started processing it. A year and a half ago, a doctor told me I had PTSD because of it. Apparently I had some things that hadn’t, “been put to bed”. I’m not sure how accurate that actually is, because I no longer have … More When You Realize You Got Diagnosed With Cancer
Church – Look this word up in any dictionary and the first definition provided will most likely be something similar to: a building where Christians gather to worship. Wrong. This is not the church. The church is not a building. The church is a people. And I am going so far as to say that … More An Open Letter To The Church From A Millennial