No matter how perfect we appear on the outside, no matter how put together our lives seem – we all are helplessly living imperfect lives. GOOD LORD IS THIS TRUE. None of us are what we wish we were. None of our stories are only written with highlighted, proud, happy chapters. All of us carry … Continue reading Let shame die already.
I’ve been reflecting a lot lately on the value of relationships… Inevitably, the value you place inside relationships speaks greatly to the value you place on yourself (I may be eating a lot of cake right now as I type this. Don't judge. Sensitive topic people) There is this verse that says something to the … Continue reading The uninvested friend
Love is tricky business. Funny thing is, it’s supposedly the very thing that our faith is built on. This entire Christian thing is summed up in love. At least it’s supposed to be. But, this world has distorted our view of love. It’s distorted mine. The other day, God and I were having a rather … Continue reading My war against independence
Many things that God shows me and teaches me, I don't openly share. I hold them close - just for me. Today, I thought was one of those times...but when we were done, he told me to share it with you. It's no secret that I have a difficult time lining up scripture with the … Continue reading The counterfeit church
When I first started this blog, I promised to keep it honest. I vowed that I would be real and transparent about the ins and outs of what goes on in my head on this journey of being a Jesus follower. Today, I’m going to be super real with you. You’re getting an intense look … Continue reading The days leaders don’t talk about
I receive lots of emails from people who love the idea of following Jesus and being a light to their surroundings. But, so many are paralyzed by a common theme: they are deeply wounded from experiences inside church. For some of you, this is shocking. You’re like, what's wrong with church? Mine is great! Sadly, … Continue reading If you’ve been hurt by the church…
First of all, it’s been a bit since I’ve written anything here. Let me say, we just moved. IT’S BEEN A LITTLE CRAY CRAY. MOMMA IS LOOSING HER MIND. In the midst of all of my crazy I’ve started to write my next book (because I’m a freaking lunatic). It’s a killer. And I say … Continue reading Fighting for deep, intimate friendship
So, it’s been a hard week. Actually, hard doesn’t quite describe it. I’ve been through some stuff. Years ago, I was a medicated wreck. I was broken. I was (in many ways) ALL FREAKING DONE. But God invaded my life 10 years ago. And he healed me. In a severely powerful way. I’ve not been … Continue reading I was a MESS (and had to preach a sermon)
I was dying. DYING in my seat. This was a while ago and I can’t even remember the guy’s name, but he was a pastor. Who graduated from Bible college and all that. And he literally filled the room with something that he claimed was the gospel, but was FAR from it. He seemed arrogant. … Continue reading I witnessed to a pastor.
If you knew me 10 years ago when we divorced, you wouldn’t think me and my ex would ever be caught dead in the same room. And if we were, it would be tense and extremely uncomfortable. You probably would have felt the need to pick sides (or find the nearest exit as fast as … Continue reading Learning to love my ex