Good Even When We Don’t Feel It

I know I promised the start of a series on James this week, but I am yet again taking a small tangent. While I am continuing to study that loaded book of the Bible, I want to share something else that has also been on the forefront of my mind: God’s goodness in undesirable circumstances.… Continue reading Good Even When We Don’t Feel It

Radical Fasting

Fasting for religious purposes has seemed to become less normal in modern times. That being said, I don’t think Jesus would give us a protocol for fasting if he did not intend on us doing so. While this is different than other blogs on the Sermon on the Mount, I believe first I need to… Continue reading Radical Fasting

All Things Work for Good: 2019 closing and 2020 beginning

Cuddled up on the couch mulling over the past year whilst sipping on sleepy time tea, I am left with a smile on my face. This was not the year I expected. Rather, it was much better than I ever imagined. The verse that stands out to me that most accurately sums up the past… Continue reading All Things Work for Good: 2019 closing and 2020 beginning

Radical Unmasking

“God’s blessing can’t get on who you’re pretending to be: just who you really are.” – Levi Lusko Who are you? Really. Deeply. Who truly are you. Not who you are pretending to be. When you take off your mask of performanism or people pleasing, what are you left with? Where us your heart at?… Continue reading Radical Unmasking

Radical

“If I were to take spoons and pluck your eyes out, it’d be more embarrassing and uncomfortable than painful because your eyeballs would be dangling out of their sockets by strands.” The things teenage brothers say to their 5 year old little sister to scare them for eternity… For some reason, perhaps the scaring, these… Continue reading Radical

War of the Mind, Battle of the Plate

“You’re gorgeous! Just stop.” It never mattered how many times I heard these words or similar while battling a disordered relationship with food and my body; they didn’t help. Regardless of how desperately I wanted to have the words penetrate my heart or how hard I tried to just stop restricting or binging and purging… Continue reading War of the Mind, Battle of the Plate

The Pruning of My Heart

I have read that the best time of year to prune a grapevine is in the late winter towards early spring. As the Master Gardener, I believe God knows this and prunes you and I along the same seasons in our lives. Some may remember the blog post I wrote at the beginning of this… Continue reading The Pruning of My Heart

Crystal Clear Glasses

Have you ever felt like you were portrayed as someone you knew in your bones you were not? It feels as though you’re being seen through dirty glasses. Yes, it looks in a way like you, but lines are fuzzy, images smudged, details misinterpreted. You long to be seen with clarity and honesty. To have… Continue reading Crystal Clear Glasses

Every Bitter Thing Is Sweet

After returning from our honeymoon yesterday and running the errands on our to-do lists, my new husband and I settled down in the living room to reminisce over the past weekend and the past few years together. We both chuckled and admitted if our relationship could be successful then clearly there is hope for most… Continue reading Every Bitter Thing Is Sweet

The Winter of My Soul

Winter seems so gloomy I think in part because most plants and trees appear dead. They’re not growing, not producing, not active. They do not seem alive. But perennials were designed to know their needs when winter comes. Their metabolism slows drastically so they cannot produce for a season, but they can live. If they… Continue reading The Winter of My Soul