Have you ever heard the phrase, “be careful what you wish for?” Mm. I have. And I’m pretty confident I’m living it (and I don’t say that bitterly at all). But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control… (Galatians 5:22-23 NLT)… Continue reading be careful what you wish for. | the testing and developing of spiritual gifts through trials and suffering.
Yesterday was Mother’s Day. Technically, it was my eighth Mother’s Day if you consider my very first Mother’s Day the one that happened in 2009 when I was pregnant with my oldest. It was my fourth Mother’s Day since I met my husband and my second since I married him. This was my first Mother’s… Continue reading to the mothers disappointed on the day after Mother’s Day.
Psalm 56. I am LIVING this Psalm 56 right now, guys. And I blew my mind to read it today. I just heard a pretty painfully convicting sermon on the game of comparison that came back to this scripture penned from the heart of David. I say that it was convicting because I’ve been doing A… Continue reading true life: I’ve been comparing my life to yours.
I was saved by Christ when I was 22. I did not grow up in a Christian home. We were “Catholic,” attending church on holidays, but once I had reached First Communion, I was allowed to quit the classes. So it goes without saying that I didn’t have a lot of friends and family who… Continue reading who can God save?
Imagine sitting at home on a Saturday evening, reading a book by the fire in your pajamas perhaps, when the door bell rings. Curiously, you rise and peek out the window. There’s your husband, standing just outside the door with a bouquet of flowers. Of course you’re going to open the door, heart racing because… Continue reading take me to church: duty, worship, and love.
***originally published on Whole Magazine November 6, 2014*** I’m not quite sure how to approach this topic, because depression is indeed a sensitive subject and I’m no licensed, or even an educated counselor. What I am, though, is a follower of Christ who also happens to suffer from depression. It is actually a perplexing paradox… Continue reading what to do when deliverance isn’t coming.
***originally published on Whole Magazine January 15, 2015*** 2015. Brand new year, brand new start. Right now, my social media feeds are flooded with inspirational quotes encouraging women, sparking them to believe in themselves and their ability to change this year, as well as their ability to stick to the things that they have set… Continue reading why I stopped believing in myself.
***originally published on Whole Magazine November 6, 2014*** If you were reading in the Bible for a woman of strength, beauty, and inspiration, I doubt you’d settle on Gomer and say “this one!” Gomer was a bit scandalous.You see, Gomer was a prostitute. She was even arguably a sex addict before sex addiction was something… Continue reading Gomer: scandalous love.
***originally published on Whole Magazine on October 13, 2014*** Question. Do you have a “list?” I’m sure you know the list I’m talking about, the deal makers and deal breakers list that defines what your dream guy is or isn’t. Maybe at some point, someone’s even told you to make one and pray for that… Continue reading the list.
***originally published on Whole Magazine April 5, 2015*** I am a photographer. I love to take pictures, and so much so that I started a business doing just that back in 2010 and my motto has always been “capturing life’s precious moments” because that is my goal and intention. I want to grab hold of… Continue reading it is finished.