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.

anger, anxiety, emotions, faith, fear, loneliness, marriage, peace, personal relationships, sex, testimony, trust, unbelief

life is short, but you can’t rush healing. 

I stopped my cousin mid-sentence yesterday because she said something that totally took me back. She was telling me about her plans for next week, and she said she'd be doing something on the first of September. And that the first of September is next Friday. I interrupted her to ask "how are we already… Continue reading life is short, but you can’t rush healing. 

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.

anxiety, family, fear, love, marriage, peace, personal relationships, romantic relationships, satan, sex, testimony, unbelief

formerly known as having it all together. 

I'm Sam. If you're reading this, you most likely know me.  I'm going to share a lot of info here most likely, and while I'm not ashamed, there's a lot of mistakes I intend to cover that I don't want to sound proud of either. I hope that doesn't inhibit our friendship here.  A few… Continue reading formerly known as having it all together. 

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. 

Christ, emotions, faith, personal relationships, salvation, testimony, trust, unbelief

spiritually dead. 

  I sat on the floor of my home and just cried. Tears fell into my hands as I begged God to speak to me.I had been feeling dead and dry for months, like I was running on auto-pilot most days and I was at the end of me. I needed the breath of life from… Continue reading spiritually dead. 

Christ, emotions, family, fear, marriage, peace, personal relationships, testimony

having God doesn’t mean you don’t need people.

I haven’t made any secret about the condition of my heart lately, but I haven’t necessarily talked about it a-whole-lot either. I’ve been dealing with some depression, but more than that has also been the weight of sin and addiction in my life, and it’s really been rough some days. But I’m realizing more and… Continue reading having God doesn’t mean you don’t need people.