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
If there’s one thing I’ve found being a single in the church today, especially with the direction most churches are taking, it’s that it honestly feels like there’s no place for us. This isn’t about selfish preferences like worship style, carpet color, or whether we’re doing a Francis Chan or David Platt study – this … More To The People In Church Who Don’t Know What To Do With Singles (Or What Not To Say To Them)
If you clicked on this with an excited hopefulness that I’ll be offering an easy, doable, 3 Step “How-to” on new years resolutions, sorry to disappoint. I’m actually really bad at resolutions. My personality is all or nothing and I also tend to go big or go home, which is basically a set-up for mental … More How To Keep Your New Years Resolutions
As many times as I’ve watched it happen, it still always comes as a shock. When friendships that are a piece of our foundation in life fizzle out in the ugliest of ways. Or even silently, subtly sneaking their way into the back of our minds and almost completely out of our hearts without even … More When Friends Aren’t Friends Anymore
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