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. 

anger, Christ, emotions, family, personal relationships, romantic relationships, satan

giving God what is God’s. | how stressful wedding planning has given me a fresh look at Mark 12:17

You know, in planning a wedding, I’m learning a lot. I’m getting stressed out by a lot, but I’m learning even more. One of the greatest points of contention for me and my family has been over things that I (and/or my fiancé) want vs. things that our families want. The biggest example being the… Continue reading giving God what is God’s. | how stressful wedding planning has given me a fresh look at Mark 12:17

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.

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

why I’m not a perfectionist.

I'm not perfect. But sometimes, I feel like some of the people around me, especially those closest to me, just expect me to be perfect. Whether it be that I always keep my emotions in check, or I graduate from college, or I don't drink, or I don't gossip, or I don't have a rockin'… Continue reading why I’m not a perfectionist.

anxiety, Christ, love, peace

ask and you shall recieve.

Not long ago, I was asked, "How do you know God exists? Where's your proof?" A silly question, I think. Fair, but silly; and here's why: I see God everywhere. When I look out my window, I see him. When I watch my daughter, I see him. When I find comfort in times of suffering,… Continue reading ask and you shall recieve.