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.

faith, family, fear, parenting, personal relationships

thoughts about my first born on her 8th birthday. 

Can I be sappy for a minute, please? (Let's be real. I'm typing this whether you like it or not, with or without your permission). My sweet girl, my first born is 8 years old today and it's giving me all the feels.  I took this picture on her 6th birthday, 2 years ago today,… Continue reading thoughts about my first born on her 8th birthday. 

Christ, emotions, love, marriage, personal relationships, romantic relationships, sex, trust, worth

you see me. | a poem.

Sweet and scared, You see me. You recognize me. I don't intimidate you with my needs. You don't turn away from my pain. You embrace me. You look at me and you see me. You see all of me. And because you do, it's not just imperfections you see. You bring out my beauty. Your… Continue reading you see me. | a poem.

emotions, personal relationships, romantic relationships, salvation

better than the best day of your life.

The morning of September 6, I literally decided that I was going to find a Psalm and read it. So, I flipped through and seemingly randomly selected Psalm 84. One particular verse stood out, it was Psalm 84:10: “Better is one day in your courts than a thousand elsewhere; I would rather be a doorkeeper… Continue reading better than the best day of your life.

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.

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

don’t be “that friend.”

Everybody's got one. You know that one "friend" that only calls you when they need something? That one (comedian Dane Cook says, "if you're sitting there thinking, 'no I don't,' then YOU'RE the friend..." - well maybe not, but you might want to check into it). You know if you need something, they're the last… Continue reading don’t be “that friend.”

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

all the single ladies.

Girls, girls, girls, girls, girls... Let's talk. I'm really afraid for girls these days. It scares me that I'm raising a daughter in this world. The thought occurred to me that at the age of 12, I desired to be "sexy." And that's awful. I should have been wrapped up in school and my friends,… Continue reading all the single ladies.