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.

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. 

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. 

anger, Christ, emotions, family, love, ministry, personal relationships, unbelief

“I’ll pray for you.” | why this statement shouldn’t offend you, in my opinion.

It’s come to my attention that some people take offense to the statement: “I’ll pray for you.” I remember just a few months ago, reading a long list of Facebook comments on someone’s status that bashed people who say they will “pray for you.” The status was a single mom expressing frustration over feeling like… Continue reading “I’ll pray for you.” | why this statement shouldn’t offend you, in my opinion.

anxiety, be.you.ty project, testimony, trust

unexpected change in plans.

So, as some of you may know, I'm starting a little ministry project of sorts called the be.you.ty project ( https://samfindsfaith.wordpress.com/2013/06/19/the-be-you-ty-project/ ). Now, this isn't to promote that, but rather to share the amazing thing that happened to me today because of it. I have been searching for a place to host two 12-hour days… Continue reading unexpected change in plans.