anxiety, Christ, emotions, fear, love, peace, trust, worth

beautiful things.

I brought this big fella out of storage and into the nook where I do yoga a little bit ago. It's a shitty mat job (I did it myself years ago without the proper equipment - it's sad) but I love him. I called him 'the bone daddy' after Jack Skellington form The Nightmare Before… Continue reading beautiful things.

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. 

anxiety, Christ, emotions, faith, fear, loneliness, salvation, satan, trust

desperately wanting.

A few weeks ago, I attended a worship night that my fiancé’s band, 300 Strong, was asked to lead. I didn’t know much about the reasons it was called together, but during the service, the pastor of the church stated that it was because of the rising number of teen and pastoral suicides that he’d… Continue reading desperately wanting.

emotions, peace

the pursuit of happiness.

It’s in our Declaration of Independence, right? "Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness?" But is that really the thing that we should be pursuing? After hearing the phrase a few days ago, I’ve been meditating on it a bit under the umbrella of what I’ve been learning about our “goodness” versus our holiness (… Continue reading the pursuit of happiness.

Christ, emotions, faith, fear, loneliness, love, personal relationships, Uncategorized

blast from the past.

Have you ever found something from your past and because of it, learned something about yourself you'd forgotten? Friends, I made such an interesting find tonight and I'm a little shocked by it. Tonight as I rummaged through old stuff to sell in a yard sale, I found a letter I had written about 7… Continue reading blast from the past.

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.

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.