More Joy

I always liked the idea of being a strong woman. Particularly in this day in age, it seems the epitome of the ultimate woman is a strong woman. Very few women I know have not bowed down at the altar of “strong womanhood.” I am included in this group. I chased after strength and independence… Continue reading More Joy

More Love

Have you ever died for someone because you love them so much? Clearly if you’re reading this, you haven’t ever died. So maybe a more accurate question would be, is there anyone you love so strongly that you would die in their place? Most would say they would do so for their spouse or kids… Continue reading More Love

Hungry for More

“You should come tonight! I wanna hear your thoughts on the Holy Spirit.” “Oh no,” I thought as I inwardly shuddered. I had teetered on whether or not to go to small group that evening and this text from a wife of one of the pastor’s at my church honestly didn’t encourage me to go.… Continue reading Hungry for More

Take Me to Church

When I rededicated my life to Christ a few years ago, I bought into a lie that seems to be a prevalent mindset for those who are young in their commitment to following Jesus. I believed I didn’t need the church. I believed I could get just as close to God through my own study… Continue reading Take Me to Church

Free Indeed

What does enforcement of face coverings, protest, and Independence Day have in common? I’ll tell you. The concept of freedom. We want to be free to go in public without a mask, free to protest whatever we believe in without consequences, and free as Americans because of the victory in the American revolution. But do… Continue reading Free Indeed

Love and Judgment

In each situation, I tried to maintain my composure as my friends came out to me. I knew what my church, my parents, my Bible, and my God said about this. But I love these people. I love them so incredibly deeply. I didn’t know how to react. I’m going to guess I’m not the… Continue reading Love and Judgment

Hero

“She needed a hero, so that’s what she became.” “I complete me.” “You alone are enough. You have nothing to prove to anybody.” These and more quotes like these were notes I jotted down in a quotation journal of sorts I maintained while going through my divorce. They sustained me through the heart wrenching process.… Continue reading Hero

Not Just Another Book

I’m not a big fan of fictional writings. No matter how moving or how many real truths they contain, the subconscious yet prevailing thought I have is “this isn’t true.” While some people can push past this thought to enjoy a certain text, I believe it’s a thought all have. We recognize that it doesn’t… Continue reading Not Just Another Book

Eyes Wide Open Faith

I had the best idea of an intro statement which had an incredible story behind it for this blog. I heard it first in my teenage years dramatically recanted in a sermon. The story broke me down into tears. It dramatically illustrated a point that, quite frankly, fit perfectly into the point of my blogpost.… Continue reading Eyes Wide Open Faith

Get Ready

When I was 16, I began working at a greenhouse. For years after that first year, the lady would continually have me come back and work for her. She must have been quite desperate for help because honestly I am one of the worst people to work in a greenhouse. To this day, if it’s… Continue reading Get Ready