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
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
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
Honestly, sometimes life flat out sucks. Sometimes it’s hard and messy and it doesn’t make sense and crappy things happen to really, genuinely good people doing great things in this world. It just leaves you knowing that there has to be so much more than the brokenness. It’s okay for me to sit and cry … More Why Must I Suffer?
It’s so important to remember that we’re all just people. Whether you’re thinking a lot of someone or a little, they’re just a person at the core. Fatally flawed. And if they’re anything like most of us, they’re fighting the flaw that is innately their nature in order to be so much more. Give them grace.
Ever since the beginning of high-school, I can remember so many people saying, “The only thing (or person) that can fill the void in your heart is Jesus.” I think people say that so frequently to high-schoolers because that’s the phase of life not only where our searching really begins, but where it’s most evident. It’s apparent … More In Christ Alone
“And when he had removed him, he raised up David to be their king, of whom he testified and said, “I have found in David the son of Jesse a man after my heart, who will do all my will.” Acts 13:22 How fascinating. After all of the sin corroding David’s past, he is the … More After Your Heart
Looking at the cross is one of the most difficult things I’ve ever had to do, because it causes me to see myself for who I really am. “Crucify him!” – It’s easy to read that like a quote in a history book. Like those people were making a choice that I would never make. … More To Save A Wretch Like Me