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. 

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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. 

anger, anxiety, Christ, emotions, faith, family, fear, marriage, peace, satan, trust, Uncategorized

even when it’s not, it is well.

The last few days have been a roller coaster of emotions for me. On my way to Jesus at the Core last Friday, I took a confusing punch to the gut that felt like the beginning of the death of a dream the the Lord had given me. This wasn't a dream I had asked… Continue reading even when it’s not, it is well.

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?”

anger, emotions, fear, marriage, personal relationships, satan, sex, trust

the devil doesn’t have any new tricks. 

  Genesis 3 tells the story of the fall. You know it well I'm sure: the serpent comes, the crafty devil, to Eve and tells her, in short, that God's been holding out on and lying to her. He tells her God can't be trusted when he says that she won't die if she eats of… Continue reading the devil doesn’t have any new tricks. 

emotions, faith, family, fear, marriage, parenting, trust, unbelief, work

I wanna go home | faith, obedience, and staying home. 

Every message I’ve heard in the last year and a half has been like a knife to the heart.  For we live by faith, not by sight. (2 Corinthians 5:7 NIV) He (Jesus) replied, “You of little faith, why are you so afraid?” Then he got up and rebuked the winds and the waves, and… Continue reading I wanna go home | faith, obedience, and staying home. 

Christ, love, marriage, romantic relationships, satan

love wins.

The Supreme Court of the United States of America made a monumental decision today. They’ve ruled that any ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional. And they’re right. Christians, same-sex marriage, while it is not Biblical, is certainly constitutional. The men who founded this country may have been seeking religious freedoms in order to worship our… Continue reading love wins.