anger, anxiety, baptism, Christ, fear, loneliness, peace, trust, unbelief

heavy burdens.

"You will find that it is necessary to let things go; simply for the reason that they are heavy. So let them go, let go of them. I tie no weights to my ankles." C. Joybell C. I read this quote recently, I admit: rather than the authors voice or perspective, I heard the heart… Continue reading heavy burdens.

anxiety, baptism, emotions, faith, fear, peace, personal relationships, romantic relationships, unbelief, work

the waiting game.

I am in multiple seasons of waiting right now, I just realized this morning, multiple circumstances in which I am waiting on something, patience being tested. One, I am waiting to get married. My fiancé and I got engaged on 9/5/13 and are happily anticipating our 5/30/14 wedding, but it’s been a long engagement…or at… Continue reading the waiting game.

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here comes the bride…

"Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands as you do to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which he is the Savior. Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything.… Continue reading here comes the bride…

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You love me anyway.

Sometimes I close my eyes and pray, "God, I'm just sorry. I don't know what else to say. I don't know why I fail You the way that I do. And Jesus - the perfect spotless and blameless one - what do I say to you? The one who overcame all temptation to sin in… Continue reading You love me anyway.

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hit it again.

You know, one of the best sermons I ever heard was right at my home church and the thing I remember most about it was my pastor shouting, "HIT IT AGAIN." He showed this image of a Jewish man praying against the wall in Jerusalem to portray the idea of hitting a wall in prayer.… Continue reading hit it again.

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finding shelter.

Today was a bit rough for me. In the past few weeks, I've noticed myself becoming lethargic in my pursuit of God and the lack of His Word in my life has really been showing itself evident. I can feel it much like an addict would feel withdrawal. It's been visible everywhere - I've been… Continue reading finding shelter.

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Easter :: A Short Story

Normally, I write the way I would be talking in a conversation. If you follow my blog, you know this. If this is your first time visiting, well - thank you so much for reading this particular piece. I'm very happy about it and this is why: it's a short story. But more than it… Continue reading Easter :: A Short Story

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a brief testimony on baptism.

When I was baptized, I literally felt the Holy Spirit wash over me. Yes, of course, I had water being washed over my skin, but I mean... when the pastor lifted me out of that water, it was like He ran over every inch of me, and all the water settled at the center of my chest. It entered… Continue reading a brief testimony on baptism.

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jump on in, the water’s fine.

Something truly awesome happened tonight and I have to admit, once again, it's amazing the way God puts things together in our lives that just bring us to a final conclusion that just allows us to be closer to Him, glory Him more greatly, or... whatever. Whatever His purpose may be and it's just astounding.… Continue reading jump on in, the water’s fine.