faith, holy yoga, marriage, ministry, trust

sam j, future R-HYI.

I took this photo a few months ago when I officially registered for Holy Yoga teacher training and could hardly believe it was real. I’ve been following the work of Holy Yoga Ministries for about 5 years, give or take, and have been hoping for this opportunity the whole time. There aren't many instructors within… Continue reading sam j, future R-HYI.

anger, anxiety, emotions, faith, family, fear, loneliness, marriage, ministry, parenting, personal relationships, romantic relationships, sex, testimony

make a decision.

"You're always one decision away from a completely different life." I saw this a while ago and it's been floating around my mind for a bit. And just thinking in context, I have a few friends going through some very personal but very familiar stuff, and I'm just struck by just how absolutely true this… Continue reading make a decision.

emotions, family, girl stuff, loneliness, ministry, personal relationships, romantic relationships, work

Girl Scouts messed me up. 

Guys, I'm messed up and I think Girl Scouts played a decent role in the messing.  I don't know what it's like today, but we had this motto or way of doing things when I was a scout as a kid. We never left a place the way we found it; it was always better… Continue reading Girl Scouts messed me up. 

anger, anxiety, Christ, emotions, family, fear, loneliness, marriage, ministry, personal relationships, salvation, satan, testimony, trust, unbelief

on hypocrites and Jesus.

I was talking with someone lately about Christian things, and nothing makes me feel more like a freaking hypocrite than giving godly advice, even if it's good advice. This sucks because a lot of the problems I've had in my recent Christian history is with hypocrites. I've let so many people come into my life… Continue reading on hypocrites and Jesus.

anger, emotions, family, fear, loneliness, ministry, personal relationships, worth

living in a bubble, Facebook drama, and white privilege.

Just a heads up, this post doesn't have a lot to do with my faith walk, but I really believe it has a lot to do with my growth as a person and this sort of enlightenment journey I'm on. (Don't freak out if that sounds super Buddhist or Hindi to you. I'm not testing… Continue reading living in a bubble, Facebook drama, and white privilege.

anxiety, be.you.ty project, Christ, faith, girl stuff, ministry, peace, personal relationships, satan, testimony, trust, worth

the funny story about how Jesus used a Post-It (and an event I coordinated) to remind me He loves me. 

***oringinally written for Something Beautiful Ministries*** Okay, so those awkward moments when Jesus uses your own ministry to speak to you, right? So about a year ago, I was really, REALLY struggling with my own body image and guilt, and I had been so blessed to be surrounded by the wonderful ladies that had come… Continue reading the funny story about how Jesus used a Post-It (and an event I coordinated) to remind me He loves me. 

Christ, emotions, ministry, testimony, work

I don’t want to write this blog post either. 

  Recently, I’ve been a podcast addict. It started with Boundless a little over  two years ago, and then I discovered Serial, and Undisclosed, and Anything & Everything with Jeff & Alyssa Bethke, and oh my gosh, the number of true crime and bible teaching podcasts I subscribe to now is mounting people. Most recently though,… Continue reading I don’t want to write this blog post either.