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, fear, loneliness, marriage, personal relationships, trust

I’m good! It’s okay! I’m fine! 

I'm reading a book right now called Nothing To Prove by Jennie Allen and it's great. I'm sure I'll write about so much coming out of my heart because of this book in the near future. But right now, I've got to be real about something. Because Jennie talks a little bit about this in… Continue reading I’m good! It’s okay! I’m fine! 

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, Christ, emotions, faith, fear, loneliness, trust, unbelief

tell me your story again. 

I've found that writing in the moment of a thought or a feeling has done me much better as of late than sitting on something to write about and work through later. So right now, I'm writing from the passenger seat of our family van on the way home from vacation.  We're in the rainy… Continue reading tell me your story again. 

emotions, fear, marriage, personal relationships, romantic relationships, unbelief

divorce: it’s like seeing your new car everywhere. 

You know how it goes. You buy a new car you've barely seen, and suddenly, it's everywhere. Everyone has one.  This happened to me a few years ago. I bought a Ford Escape in a blue color that, honestly, I hated. But it was the more practical of the two SUV options I had in… Continue reading divorce: it’s like seeing your new car everywhere. 

anxiety, Christ, emotions, fear, girl stuff, loneliness, love, personal relationships, romantic relationships, sex, testimony, worth

it’s too much pain to have to bear to love a man you have to share | an open letter to the other woman

It’s not often that I like to talk about this time in my past, and not because I’m ashamed anymore, but because it hurts. Remembering the pain that I felt back then and the damage that it did to me is almost unbearable, and without my Savior’s love and comfort, I don’t know that I… Continue reading it’s too much pain to have to bear to love a man you have to share | an open letter to the other woman

emotions, modesty, personal relationships, sex, testimony, worth

you cannot strive be sexually attractive and a beautiful person at the same time.

I'm just going to throw it out there: there is a huge difference between being sexually desirable and being a beautiful person. And furthermore, I honestly do not believe you can strive for both at the same time. God has been... well, I'll say "revealing" but it's more like "beating me over the head with"… Continue reading you cannot strive be sexually attractive and a beautiful person at the same time.