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. 

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Christ, emotions, faith, fear, loneliness, love, marriage, peace, sex, trust

beauty for ashes, when we’ve totally crashed and burned. 

To all who mourn in Israel, he will give a crown of beauty for ashes, a joyous blessing instead of mourning, festive praise instead of despair. In their righteousness, they will be like great oaks that the LORD has planted for his own glory. (Isaiah 61:3 NLT) I love tree pose and I love trees.… Continue reading beauty for ashes, when we’ve totally crashed and burned. 

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.

Christ, emotions, fear, love, satan

why God lets bad things happen, pt. 2.

About a year ago, I sat down and wrote a short post about "why God lets bad things happen." At the time, I was a brand new baby Christian, barely saved a month, and I was standing next to my best friend from high school as we buried her little sister. Morgan was 20 years… Continue reading why God lets bad things happen, pt. 2.

anger, Christ, emotions, faith, loneliness, peace, personal relationships, trust, unbelief

You give and take away.

You know, it's funny. I knew months ago that I'd be writing this particular post someday... But all I had was a title. I set the title and started trying to write it a number of times. See, the way I've always gauged whether or not God approves of what I'm writing is if He… Continue reading You give and take away.

anger, emotions, faith, fear, loneliness, love, personal relationships, salvation, satan, trust

never better than second place.

Psalm 146:3 says, "Do not put your trust in princes, in mortal men, who cannot save." I read this scripture recently and I've been pondering on it for a while and I want to share a bit of advice to young people like me. See, I learned a really hard lesson and I learned it the… Continue reading never better than second place.