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. 

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. 

emotions, peace

the pursuit of happiness.

It’s in our Declaration of Independence, right? "Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness?" But is that really the thing that we should be pursuing? After hearing the phrase a few days ago, I’ve been meditating on it a bit under the umbrella of what I’ve been learning about our “goodness” versus our holiness (… Continue reading the pursuit of happiness.

anxiety, Christ, emotions, peace, testimony, Uncategorized

on the daily.

I've wrestled for a while with this question: why, do I keep giving my troubles over to God, only to realize a few weeks later, that I'm still carrying them? I described it to a friend like, I walk up to the cross, I drop everything and I spend a while there with Jesus talking… Continue reading on the daily.

baptism, Christ, emotions, faith, love, peace, salvation, testimony, trust, worth

Easter :: A Short Story

Normally, I write the way I would be talking in a conversation. If you follow my blog, you know this. If this is your first time visiting, well - thank you so much for reading this particular piece. I'm very happy about it and this is why: it's a short story. But more than it… Continue reading Easter :: A Short Story

anger, Christ, faith, love, peace, salvation

God is no asshole.

I read something that disturbed me a little today. It said, in reference to someone's religious beliefs that they "hope there isn't a God, because if there was, He'd be an asshole." I've heard things similar to this before, a lot of times asking why God allows bad things to happen to us if He… Continue reading God is no asshole.

anxiety, Christ, fear, peace, salvation, trust

fair trade?

This idea of peace is an incredible thing. I think a lot of people underestimate the amount of peace that is granted to you just because of faith. Regardless of the issue at hand, God can bring you PEACE. Not peace like, "World Peace," or "Peace, dude," - no that is nothing in comparision. Only… Continue reading fair trade?