anger, emotions, girl stuff, love, marriage, romantic relationships, worth

“a helper suitable for him”: are wives really just “the help?”

***originally written for Something Beautiful Ministries, published on April 30, 2014*** Girls, I wanna talk about something a little scandalous today, something that I am learning a lot about STILL, as a wife and a woman made in the image or God.   I want to talk about gender roles. This is hotly debated, in and… Continue reading “a helper suitable for him”: are wives really just “the help?”

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fear, trust

we don’t want God, we want blessings.

In the musical, Children of Eden (while not completely Biblically accurate, still a beautiful show), the story of Creation and the Fall are depicted in Act 1. Eve was deceived and eats the fruit. She tricks Adam by making it into a juice and lying to him about what’s in it. God confronts them, but,… Continue reading we don’t want God, we want blessings.

Christ

a new thing.

Have you ever had a question that you didn’t know you had until all the pieces fell together and the question was answered? Maybe it’s just me, but I definitely got an answer to a question today that I didn’t realize I was asking. It’s a little laughable to me because I had all of… Continue reading a new thing.

anxiety, Christ, emotions, fear, salvation, trust, Uncategorized, work

walking with purpose.

For a long time now, I've been asking God, "You know, what is my purpose? What should I be doing here?" It's frustrating, especially because I've spent so much time around people who are just really living out their callings and there I was, without a single clue as to what I was going to… Continue reading walking with purpose.

anger, anxiety, Christ, emotions, love, peace, salvation

the renewal of a not-a-morning-person.

A few Sunday's ago, I was having a really rough morning. I work on Saturday nights, and I had gotten stuck there late, so I was exauhsted on Sunday. I also usually allow my 2 year old to wake me up, and wouldn't you know it? She took her time that day and slept in. So I… Continue reading the renewal of a not-a-morning-person.

anger, anxiety, emotions, love, peace, worth

you’re beautiful.

I'm a girl. And if you're a girl, too, chances are you totally understand what it's like to feel awful about yourself, your body image, your face, your smile, your hair... I mean, let's be real. The list will go on and on. As a new but growing Christian, I'm getting comfortable talking to God… Continue reading you’re beautiful.

anxiety, Christ, emotions, fear, love, personal relationships, worth

again with the “worth” thing.

For those just tuning in, I struggle with the idea of self-worth. I also sometimes put WAY too much stock in the opinion of other people on who or what I am to fulfill me. God and I know this, and we're working on it together. I've come LIGHTYEARS from where I used to be, all thanks… Continue reading again with the “worth” thing.