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, 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, emotions, fear, worth

too much humility is pride.

Tonight, I learned a very interesting fact about pride. Turns out, it's not always what you think it is. See, when I think of pride, I think of people who think of people who won't admit they're wrong, people who think they're perfect, or people who won't accept help. But it was pointed out to… Continue reading too much humility is pride.

emotions, faith, love, personal relationships, sex, testimony, trust, unbelief, worth

a letter to me on my 22nd birthday.

As of 2 minutes ago, it is my birthday! It's still about another 13 hours and 20 minutes (give or take haha) before I am officially 23 years of age, BUT I want to take this opportunity to write a letter to the me that I was just 365 days ago, just about to be… Continue reading a letter to me on my 22nd birthday.

anxiety, emotions, faith, fear, love, peace, testimony, trust, worth

under pressure.

I read this quote this morning: "Pressure can burst a pipe, or pressure can make a diamond." And while it might be a little cliché, I instantly heard something from God about it and it spoke directly to a lot of what I've been going through. He just added this little bit to the end of… Continue reading under pressure.

emotions, faith, fear, peace, personal relationships, sex, testimony, trust

not everything happens for a reason.

A controversial title, I know. So, up until just maybe a week ago, I really did believe that everything happened FOR a reason. And SOME things do, but a lot of things don't. For example, the idea that I HAD to make certain mistakes in my life because where I am now is always where… Continue reading not everything happens for a reason.

anger, Christ, faith, love, peace, salvation

God is no asshole.

I read something that disturbed me a little today. It said, in reference to someone's religious beliefs that they "hope there isn't a God, because if there was, He'd be an asshole." I've heard things similar to this before, a lot of times asking why God allows bad things to happen to us if He… Continue reading God is no asshole.