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, 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. 

Christ, emotions, family, love, peace, personal relationships, romantic relationships

cultural setting, submissive women, and blasphemy.

Normally I would spew out opinion after opinion here – I’m an opinionated lady, but for this touchy subject, I only wish to present why I’m even posting about it. There’s been a lot of talk lately about women in ministry and women pastoring and what’s appropriate for women, etc etc in my life and… Continue reading cultural setting, submissive women, and blasphemy.

anxiety, baptism, emotions, faith, fear, peace, personal relationships, romantic relationships, unbelief, work

the waiting game.

I am in multiple seasons of waiting right now, I just realized this morning, multiple circumstances in which I am waiting on something, patience being tested. One, I am waiting to get married. My fiancé and I got engaged on 9/5/13 and are happily anticipating our 5/30/14 wedding, but it’s been a long engagement…or at… Continue reading the waiting game. project, Christ, ministry, testimony

Jesus calls, but it’s not what you think it is.

I’m the kind of person who comes off as very stubborn, unwilling to learn sometimes, and a bit prideful; and I swear it’s totally a front (all faults, I’m well aware…). However, on the inside, I have a huge heart for learning and love conviction when I know it comes from the Holy Spirit at… Continue reading Jesus calls, but it’s not what you think it is.

fear, trust

we don’t want God, we want blessings.

In the musical, Children of Eden (while not completely Biblically accurate, still a beautiful show), the story of Creation and the Fall are depicted in Act 1. Eve was deceived and eats the fruit. She tricks Adam by making it into a juice and lying to him about what’s in it. God confronts them, but,… Continue reading we don’t want God, we want blessings.

anger, anxiety, emotions, family, girl stuff, love, parenting, peace, personal relationships, romantic relationships, satan, trust

parting ways and letting Go(d).

I read a story in the Bible today about Paul and Barnabas in Act 15. In Acts 15:36-40, Paul and Barnabas have a disagreement. Paul wanted to go follow up with some new believing towns and Barnabas wanted to take John Mark with them. Paul seemed to think this was a bad idea, as he… Continue reading parting ways and letting Go(d).

anxiety, Christ, emotions, fear, loneliness, love, peace, personal relationships, satan, sex, trust, unbelief, worth

locked out of heaven.

I'm very sorry, Bruno Mars. Somebody lied to you (and my money's on Satan). Her sex might seem like it's taking you to paradise, but believe me, it ain't lettin' you into heaven at all. See, it is written that the thief - aka: the devil - only comes to do three things: 1)steal, 2)kill,… Continue reading locked out of heaven.

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.