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, 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. 

anger, Christ, faith, fear, salvation

let it burn | a short story.

I watched the flames as they grew higher and higher. I just remember how hot it was on my face and how the colors changed. That was the third time I burned the bridge but that particular time was the first time I could see Him standing on the other side. His expression is seared… Continue reading let it burn | a short story.

anger, baptism, Christ, emotions, love, personal relationships, sex, worth

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.

anger, anxiety, Christ, emotions, faith, fear, loneliness, love, personal relationships, worth

why I’m not a perfectionist.

I'm not perfect. But sometimes, I feel like some of the people around me, especially those closest to me, just expect me to be perfect. Whether it be that I always keep my emotions in check, or I graduate from college, or I don't drink, or I don't gossip, or I don't have a rockin'… Continue reading why I’m not a perfectionist.

anger, Christ, emotions, love, personal relationships, sex, worth

passing judgement.

I'm really against judging people. It's not our place; God is the one who has the power to judge us, and we will all be judged fairly and equally according to His word. One thing I think people miss, and sometimes even Christians, is that we, AS CHRISTIANS, are responsible for reflecting the love of God in… Continue reading passing judgement.

anger, Christ, emotions, love, peace

the law of the garbage truck.

  Today, I read a chain email that I'm actually really glad I read. It was titled, "The Law of the Garbage Truck," and I feel like sharing it! This is what it said:  "One day, I hopped in a taxi and we took off to the airport. We were driving in the right lane… Continue reading the law of the garbage truck.

anger, anxiety, Christ, faith, fear, love, peace, personal relationships, salvation, sex, trust, worth

a fightin’ side a mile wide.

Yeah, that's me. I can be a bit of a rage-aholic as my dear friend so eloquently put it. It's definitely something I've struggled with and wanted to break long before I became a Christian. And don't get me wrong - I'm not violent (most of the time) and I don't flip out on everybody… Continue reading a fightin’ side a mile wide.