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, emotions, faith, fear, loneliness, marriage, peace, personal relationships, sex, testimony, trust, unbelief

life is short, but you can’t rush healing. 

I stopped my cousin mid-sentence yesterday because she said something that totally took me back. She was telling me about her plans for next week, and she said she'd be doing something on the first of September. And that the first of September is next Friday. I interrupted her to ask "how are we already… Continue reading life is short, but you can’t rush healing. 

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, fear, love, satan, testimony

I conquer.

A few weeks ago, I submitted an application to volunteer at my church. Because I'm an adult, I had to sign off on a background check, supply a few personal references, and answer some questions about my life and capabilities. One question in particular asked if I'd ever been a victim of any physical or… Continue reading I conquer.

emotions, fear, personal relationships, Uncategorized

pray it like you mean it.

Every night before bed, I lay with my 3-year old daughter and we pray. Or at least we attempt to (haha). I, as an adult, understand that prayer is a very important part of a relationship with the Lord, and take it, I'll say "fairly" seriously. My 3 year-old on the other hand... well, to… Continue reading pray it like you mean it.

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, emotions, love, personal relationships, Uncategorized, worth

on jealousy and comparing yourself to others.

I have a lot of insecurities. There's a lot that I wish I could be right now that I'm just not yet. And it's hard for me not to get a little envious when I see or hear about all the wonderful attributes of everyone around me when I'm still struggling just to stay out… Continue reading on jealousy and comparing yourself to others.