FOR THE LONELY ONES

I’m about to bust a myth we already “know” the answer to: can you be lonely even if you aren’t single? Well, regardless of if you are single, married, engaged, or out with friends each and every night, loneliness exists and won’t go away. I am writing this because I know that Valentine’s Day gets…

LETTING GO

Psalm 52: 8 “But I am like an olive tree flourishing in the House of God; I trust in God’s unfailing love forever and ever.” Trust and let go. These are two of the most difficult tasks for me. I am a control freak. I like people to make the “right” choices (as all good…

THE PLAGUE OF JEALOUSY

One of the biggest issues I have dealt with in college is jealousy. It’s not been an “I’m jealous of them” but a deep-rooted bitterness I could not acknowledge as jealousy until I was nearly freed from it. I was jealous of relationships, I was jealous of people I thought were “stealing” my calling, and I…

THE LIE OF A “BUSY” LIFE

This week I wanted to talk about a message that was recently preached at my home church. (Check out the message here: “The Speed of Your Soul”) The past two months of sermons at our church have been filled with an overwhelming sense of God’s presence. Every Sunday I come home and say, “I mean…

CONQUERING THE MUNDANE

I am quite the dreamer. I was the little girl with notebooks full of movie, book, and play ideas. I had entire worlds plotted out in an eight-year old’s handwriting. I remember looking out the car window and watching the trees bend and shape into figures that looked like people who always seemed to wave…

HOW GOD IS ENDING COMPARISON

As I sit next to my window, listening to the hail/snow/rain/whatever it is, my first thought is- man, I could use some chocolate right about now. Sitting out is a box of Fun Dip… my heart yearns for it. This can only be the mindset of someone on a diet or, in my case, fasting….

NEW YEAR, NEW YOU

From December 26th to February 1st, we see this statement everywhere. Commercials, bus signs, memes. It’s everywhere you go. Then February happens and it’s almost like everyone forgot it was a new year and return to who they were the previous year. I gave up resolutions, for this reason, a long time ago. Yet every year…

WHEN I THINK UPON CHRISTMAS

Christmas. The most wonderful time of year… for some people. I have a family that makes Christmas the best day of the year. I love Christmas Day more than any other day. It’s my absolute favorite. But to others, it’s a painful reminder of those that are gone or how lonely they feel. I pray…

HE WHO BEGAN A GOOD WORK

“God can’t use me anymore.” I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard this statement from people I have love and care about. They have decided to switch the way in which they live their life and once they’ve gone in too deep, they think that there is no turning back. I’ve been there…

A HEART OF GOLD

“A heart of gold.” Wouldn’t that just be great? You’d be so kind, generous, loving, and just straight up awesome. Unfortunately, that’s not really possible for humans. Whether it’s yelling in your car at the person who just cut you off or staying bitter at someone who has hurt you- it’s unlikely we will ever…

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