I’m taking a deep breath and am going to be real with you. This is a hard topic for me. Over the course of a failed marriage, church falling outs, parenting issues, career changes and a whole gamut of unexpected life obstacles, I’ve tasted the joy and healing of healthy friendships – I’ve equally swallowed … Continue reading The brave friend – who you need when life gets hard
Maybe you're like me. I used to fly through books when I was younger but now, (given the crazy busy schedule of adulthood) I'm super picky about what I invest my time in. For you, it may be the juggling act between career and family - for me, it's the balancing act of parenting and work … Continue reading Three books every Jesus follower must read
I don’t talk too much here about parenting or family stuff…maybe I should? I don’t know that I’m ready to expose you to all that CRAZY just yet. (Insert emoji hyperventilating into a brown paper bag. Do they have that one yet???!!!) Don’t even act like parenting is easy. I have four. It’s a serious … Continue reading How giving birth taught me about the last supper
As I sat down to write, I rehearsed all the times I’ve felt like the odd man out…..uhhhggg. Not my favorite trip down memory lane. I had this idea when I was younger that when I got older, my adult friends wouldn’t act like that – because they would be grown-ups. And certainly grown-ups would … Continue reading When we feel left out – how to find courage and stand tall
I have some history with anxiety and depression. But, they haven’t just affected me - I’ve learned to detect them behind pained smiles, hurting eyes and in surface conversations. But, before we go any further, let me first make one thing clear: if you suffer from anxiety or depression, this is NOT another Christian blog … Continue reading 4 Reasons Christians are Depressed
No Christian believes they are judgmental. The problem is, 9 times out of 10, the outside world sees them as just that. So, the question becomes, Why do most evangelical Christians not perceive themselves as judgmental? And, what exactly in their behavior screams they are? Oddly enough, I’ve been on both sides of this equation. … Continue reading 6 Questions. How to know if people think you’re judgmental
I'm curled up under blankets typing this to you: my readers. This letter is long over due and my heart is literally bursting at the seams as I type this. If you were here, we'd be snuggled up on the couch, drinking coffee, sharing our stories. But, since the internet world is what connects us, … Continue reading An open letter to my readers
I’m not a huge Proverbs reader. Just gonna be honest about that. (Probably should be. It is the book on wisdom after all. Sheesh) REGARDLESS, I was thumbing through it today and happened upon this verse: through love and faithfulness, sin is atoned for….(Prov 16:6) Years ago, I would’ve read that through the Jesus lens … Continue reading When relationships hurt
I had A DAY. Like, one of those days where EVERYTHING IN FREAKING THE UNIVERSE THAT COULD GO WRONG, DOES. Yeah. It sucked. It was a day where my heart ached so deep, that I didn’t know if I could bear the weight of it. A day where old wounds mixed with new ones, served … Continue reading We have permission to FEEL.
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.