Here is the Church

Remember that rhyme we all did with the hand motions as children? “Here is the church. Here is the steeple. Open the doors and where are the people?” As a youth who grew up in the church, that always shocked me a bit. I thought, “why wouldn’t people be in the church?” My parents tried… Continue reading Here is the Church

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

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

Everything Is Broken

I think we call could agree that 2020 didn’t reintroduce the roaring 20s that we were expecting. The only roar is the wail of brokenness that seems to be radiating from every corner of the earth. A global pandemic kept us isolated while some died. People lost jobs and the economy began to spiral. The… Continue reading Everything Is Broken

A Better Wife in the Bedroom

SEX! Whoo! Its the blogpost on Song of Solomon we’ve all been waiting for! But perhaps to the disappointment of some and the relief of my mother, this won’t be a cosmopolitan type post giving 10 ways biblically to blow his mind in bed. While this book is explicit, it’s not porn stars and popsicles… Continue reading A Better Wife in the Bedroom

Radical Response

I greatly appreciate my pastor. His preachings are biblical and true. He has wisdom and integrity. His teachings convict me and lead me to live the life God has called me to live. But he does have this flaw: he’s not Jesus. He can’t teach with the authority that Jesus did. While his words and… Continue reading Radical Response

Radical Foundation

I have a dilapidated old basement barn in my back yard. It looks okay from the road because of the steel on the two sides of it, but once you go in the top part, you realize the floor is weak and its starting to fall apart. If you go in the basement, you see… Continue reading Radical Foundation

Radical Discipleship

I was recently asked a serious question to which my answer would entirely depend on whether or not the person asking the question was a true Christian. It was a deep question with eternal implications riding on it. Initially I didn’t want to doubt someone else’s belief in Christ, but it made me uneasy in… Continue reading Radical Discipleship

Starving for Control

I spent an extended period of my life working to overcome my eating disorders. I went to great lengths to practice self love and self care and implement certain disciplines in order to overcome anorexia, bulimia, and orthorexia. Yet nothing truly seemed to work. I found myself shifting from one form of eating disorder to… Continue reading Starving for Control