2020 in the Breaking

As I sit here with a dull ache in my chest and a heaviness on my mind, I don’t fully know what to write. How do you put into words a year that went so wrong? How do you summarize the canceled plans, unexpected tragedy, the worldwide brokenness into one blogpost by one insignificant person?… Continue reading 2020 in the Breaking

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

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

Radical Commitment

Jesus tackles some difficult subjects in the Sermon on the Mount. This week’s blog highlights a section that is no exception. In fact, I prayed pretty hard on how to write this in the most palatable way possible as to not step on any toes. But I believe Jesus preached this sermon in the order… Continue reading Radical Commitment

I Took Back What He Stole From Me

How many Christians out there feel broken? How many of you are discouraged by the situations around you? How many daily sit face to face, knee to knee, toe to toe with their past and all the guilt and shame it brings? How many feel like they’re living life, but not to the fullest? I… Continue reading I Took Back What He Stole From Me

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