emotions, family, girl stuff, loneliness, ministry, personal relationships, romantic relationships, work

Girl Scouts messed me up. 

Guys, I'm messed up and I think Girl Scouts played a decent role in the messing.  I don't know what it's like today, but we had this motto or way of doing things when I was a scout as a kid. We never left a place the way we found it; it was always better… Continue reading Girl Scouts messed me up. 

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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. 

Christ, emotions, faith, family, love, parenting, peace, personal relationships, work

love the place you’re in | ministry isn’t just missions and church work.

The one problem I have with calling ministers as such is that it seems to give people the impression that only ministers do ministry. The one problem I have with church work and “corporate ministry” (as I loosely coin it), is that it seems to give people the impression that those are the only ways… Continue reading love the place you’re in | ministry isn’t just missions and church work.

be.you.ty project, family, love, personal relationships, testimony, trust

on ministry and focusing on the family.

This is a bit of a spinoff of my last post so I recommend that first, but if not, you should be able to follow along… So heading into marriage while both my fiancé and I are prayerfully considering full time ministry, me in women’s ministry and his in worship, we have been given so… Continue reading on ministry and focusing on the family.

be.you.ty project, emotions, faith, family, parenting, personal relationships, romantic relationships, testimony, trust

I don’t want to be Joyce Meyer.

I don’t know why necessarily, maybe it’s because of my hardly sensitive way of talking or preaching or evangelizing, but I get called Joyce Meyer a lot. It doesn’t bother me, so don’t misunderstand this post. The woman is wise and anointed and a little bit hilarious from time to time. I don’t take offense… Continue reading I don’t want to be Joyce Meyer.

anxiety, emotions, faith, fear, loneliness, trust, unbelief

dry bones.

I have no idea why I’m writing about all of this other than because God has surrounded me with scripture and words of encouragement to boast in this. So I’ll do that – trusting that He’ll do some good here with all of this. I’ve stumbled to write, and been discouraged in ministry lately. I’ve… Continue reading dry bones.